Creative Free Time

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

Do YOU give yourself creative free time?

Do you take time to play with your supplies and materials without following a plan?

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

No?

Neither do I…

at least not often enough!

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

Last week, I needed a little hand sewing.

I hadn’t been in my sewing room in awhile…

I bet some of you know that feeling!

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

I started with a linen quilt sandwich and added hand stitching.

The idea exceeded the result…

The next day I added a little machine quilting with 30 wt  Sulky cotton.

The Basic Leaf

The Feathered Leaf 

The Open Leaf with Spiral

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

Now I think this experiment has merit…

Love the linen.

Love the combination of hand and machine quilting.

and

I loved playing without a plan!

What about YOU?

Do YOU take time for creative play?

Have any of your experiments turned into a big project?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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!

 

April Flower of the Month-The Daisy

Daisy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I hope you are feeling “fresh as a daisy” after the holiday weekend!

“Daisy” is old English for “days-eye” and is the Flower of the Month for April.  It’s still a little early in Minnesota gardens for this cheerful flower that symbolizes childhood, innocence and purity.

I LOVE daisies and have offered several machine quilting variations including:  The Daisy Chain, The Dizzy Daisy and Dots and Daisies.

(Daisy Chain page 93 and The Dizzy Daisy, page 110 are both included in my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3.  Personalized, autographed copies available HERE on Etsy.      The book- without autograph is available in print and Kindle versions HERE on Amazon.)

Daisy Chain, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

The Daisy Chain

Dizzy Daisy Free motion quilting

The Dizzy Daisy

Dots and Daisies, Free Motion Quilting

Dots and Daisies

Tomorrow, we will try another version of this fabulous flower!

Daisy

He loves me…he loves me not…he loves me…

Signed,

Daisy Doodle 

AKA: 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 reblog, 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!