Green Thumb?

Machine Quilting, Flowers, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

While I love gardens, I don’t always have a green thumb…

After weeding all day,

-I picked up a scrap of fabric–a tutorial (see the yellow flowers?) and just started quilting.

These little exercises allow me a chance to clear my head, but as quilts..

most are “fails”…

Once in a while there’s a happy surprise!

I’ll be in my Sewing Garden again tonight!

Your Green Thumbed Quilter,

Lori

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!

 

More Daffodils-Machine Quilting Tutorial

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

The Flower of the month of March was The Daffodil and we stitched The Daffodil Vine HERE

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I couldn’t get enough of this happy little jonquil, so I kept doodling (YOU doodle too, right?!)…

And I came up with a variation of the Daffodil Vine.

THE DAFFODIL MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by stitching a straight stem line.  Add a flat-topped oval.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Overstitch the left side of the flower and add two squared petals.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch two more squared petals, then overstitch the right side of the oval and closely echo stitch the stem.  (uh–oh end of bobbin tension problems…see what your stitch should NOT look like below).

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch down to the base of the flower.  Add two straight line leaves.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Add a bent leaf to complete the motif.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Plant a row of Daffodils on YOUR next quilt!

Happy Spring!

Lori

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Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

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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!

The Language of Flowers

Carnations, vintage Sewing Notions

Good Afternoon, Quilters!

I’m off to a late start today…exciting news to share…

But first–our regular scheduled programming–

I LOVE FLOWERS!!!

When I was started blogging, I consider the tagline:  Quilts. Photography. Family. Flowers…

To me, there is nothing as inspiring as walking (and photographing my way) through a garden, arboretum or garden center in June, July and August–

But in January, February, March and April, when the Minnesota winters are white and cold—-I really LOVE flowers!!!  I seek them out every where–from books to quilting and I buy them every week for my kitchen table, my nightstand and occasionally for my sewing room.

FLORIOGRAPHY – A NEW FRIEND AT THE INBOX JAUNT

For thousands of years, flowers have been given as symbols of love, affection, friendship and sympathy.  They are used on flags and heraldry and the color of the flower has a language of its own.  Flowers are found in songs, books and folklore in most cultures and decorate tiles, textiles and architecture throughout the world.

So this year at The Inbox Jaunt–we are starting a new series:  Machine Quilting the Flower of the Month.

Carnations, vintage Sewing Notions

JANUARY FLOWER OF THE MONTH:  THE CARNATION

If your birthday is in January-Carnations are your flower!

Carnations generally mean love, admiration or affection and each color of carnation carries a different meaning.

Red–deep love

White-pure love or admiration

Green-good luck

Pink-a Mother’s love

Yellow–don’t ever give anyone yellow carnations–they symbolize disappointment or rejection!  (But you can buy them for yourself–LOL!)

Carnations, vintage Sewing Notions

 

Exciting News—I just got off the phone with Nancy Zieman–I’m going to be on her show, Sewing with Nancy.

Filming in February!

(I think I will bring her a posy of Violets–February’s flower.)

 

TOMORROW:  Quilting the Carnation–A Free Motion Tutorial

With Affection,

Lori

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!