Take the Pledge! Open Line Friday

Good Morning, Quilters!

In the last lesson of my new Craftsy video:  Creating a Quilting Plan, Approaches for Any Quilt, I offer a challenge to YOU and to myself.

The challenge is to finish one quilt before you start piecing another one.

That means you must choose one quilt and quilt it, bind it and label it…BEFORE you buy another pattern, begin piecing another quilt top or start another project!
Craftsy: Creating a Quilting Plan

Before you can even create a quilting plan, you must plan to quilt!

Choose one quilt–either choose a quilt that is really important to you OR choose a quilt that you are really excited about right now--one that is calling your name–(is it calling or begging?)

I am as guilty of this as anyone!  Maybe even more so!

Today, I am making a pledge.  I will complete my Boxes and Vines quilt that I started more than five years ago and added the last border one year ago.  I will quilt it.  Bind it. Label it. and Sleep under it–before I begin any other quilts

By saying that today I have over 10,000 Accountability Partners!

YOU will hold me to my promise.

I finished stabilizing the quilt last week and I will show you weekly updates.

What about YOU?

Would YOU like 10,000 Accountability Partners?  If so, JOIN US!!! Take the pledge! (It won’t hurt, I promise!)

Make your declaration!  Say it in BOLD LETTERS!

What quilt will YOU commit to completing today?

We’d LOVE to hear!!!




PS…If you are looking for a jumpstart, check out my new Craftsy mini class:  Creating a Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt  It is a real bargain at $9.99 and you can learn a lot in one hour!  BE SURE to download the Class Materials:  The Quilting Roadmap, The Design Worksheet, and the Quilt Evaluation!!!



New Craftsy Class!

Good Morning, Quilters!

It’s an exciting day here at The Inbox Jaunt as we are launching our third Craftsy video:  Creating a Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt (click here to see the 90 second preview!!!)

This class is SHORT but SWEET and is classified as a Craftsy mini-course and is available for just $9.99!!!

In less than an hour you can learn a wide variety of tips for transforming YOUR quilt tops into family heirlooms!



Be sure to download the Class Materials–they are a very important part of this class.  You might even want to make several copies right away–and work through them for each quilt you are planning.

If you don’t know where to begin the quilting process, consult the Quilting Roadmap!

If you aren’t sure what motifs to choose, narrow the focus with the Design Worksheet!

And check your progress with The Final Evaluation (not a test, but a way to make constant, steady improvement with your quilting!)

Craftsy, Creating a Quilting Plan


The class begins by choosing an “Approach to Quilting” for every quilt–Basic (simple outlining of blocks), All Over (one or two? motifs!) or Custom (a design plan for each area of the quilt)

Not every quilt needs custom quilting, so we look at easy ways to make Basic and All Over quilting more interesting.



We also discuss how batting, thread and motifs work together to create the look and feel of your quilt.

Craftsy, Craftsy Approaches, Ghost BlocksTECHNIQUES FOR A VARIETY OF QUILT STYLES

And we look at how to quilt a variety of quilt styles including embroidered, appliqué and quilts with a lot of negative space.

Craftsy, Lori Kennedy


Learn about stabilizing, machine guided outlining, free motion outlining, how to cut the bobbin thread when tying, and much, much more!


This class does not include a lot of doodling or stitching of quilt motifs. If you are looking for quilt motifs, try my other two Craftsy classes (50% 0ff this week!)

 Divide and Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space or

Creative Free Motion Techniques: From Doodle to Design

And you won’t learn what motifs to choose for YOUR quilts–only YOU can choose…but WE WILL help YOU think about the process and help YOU decide the best motifs for YOUR quilts based on your skill level, the time available and who the quilt is for!

Lori Kennedy, Craftsy


If you are looking for a quick jumpstart to get you rolling on quilting YOUR UFOs and turning them into family heirlooms–this class is for YOU!

This class is less than one hour!!!  YOU can learn so much in ONE HOUR!!!

Once YOU start quilting, YOUR own ideas will percolate and YOU will be the designer!

So, as they say at Craftsy...”Let’s Get Started!”

Creating a Quilting Plan:  Approaches for Any Quilt–$9.99

May ALL YOUR quilts be heirlooms!











Craftsy Filming Day!

Craftsy TeamGood Morning, Quilters!

On the top of my planner, there is a little box labeled:  Today’s Focus. For the past several weeks I have filled it in with Craftsy!  I have worked with the talented editors at Craftsy to write an outline, then a script and then tweak and  tweak the script while we added quilts and graphics to highlight each topic.  When we weren’t writing, I was sewing.

Finally, Craftsy! week is here!  I flew in to Denver on Tuesday and yesterday we had rehearsals and shot still photos of the quilts.  It was hard work, but the Craftsy team is both professional and fun!

I know from previous experience that today’s filming will be hard work!  It is hard enough to remember what I’m trying to convey…but to have to be sure to look at the right camera and point slowly so the camera can follow and then not sound like a robot…argh!

One of the tricks from the producers is to think about actually talking to someone-so I will be talking to you, gentle reader!  I will be thinking of you!

CraftsyPlease think of me and send positive quilting vibes my way!

Perhaps you could all take a moment to quilt or doodle….

I’m sure it will help!

May YOUR day be filled with terrifying exciting adventure!


PS… All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!