June Birthday Flower of the Month-The Rose

 

Rose, Clemens Garden, St. CloudGood Morning, Quilters!

If your birthday was in June–Happy Birthday!

Roses are YOUR birth flower.

Roses mean love, honor, faith, confidence…depending on the color and have been grown for more than 5000 years!

ROSES ARE EASY!

Roses were my grandmother’s favorite flower–one half her yard was dedicated to formal roses,  but until recently, I was too intimidated to plant roses in my garden.  They seemed so fussy-special feedings, pruning…aphids!

Then I watched Paul Zimmerman’s Craftsy Class:  The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Roses.  It’s a very practical guide that takes the mystery out of growing roses, discusses the history of roses and helps you choose roses to suit your gardening personality-from low maintenance shrubs to more formal tea roses.   I now have more than a dozen roses (all low-maintenance) in my garden and I love them!

ALL CRAFTSY CLASSES ARE ON SALE!

It’s the perfect time to pick up a gardening class–or one of a machine quilting class!

Craftsy Sale

May I recommend:

Craftsy Title CardDoodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

MACHINE QUILTING ROSES

We have stitched two different rose motifs:

Nora’s Rose Machine Quilt Tutorial HERENora's Rose Free Motion Quilting thread samples

Rose quilt, Aurifil thread

And the messy spiral, Christmas Rose HERE

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

ROSE PAPER PIECING

Our friend, Peggy created a Rose paper pattern HERE

Rose: Paper Piecing Pattern

The Rose-Pattern by Peggy Aare

May your quilts and your gardens be filled with roses!

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!

 

 

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The Spring Sampler–The Double Loop Vine

Spring Sampler Double Loop VineGood Morning, Quilters!

How are YOUR Spring Samplers coming along?

Do you have any questions?

Last week I received a few questions on stabilization…I will discuss my method more on Friday–and we will open it up to “Open Line Friday”–Would love to hear YOUR tips and techniques…

THE SPRING SAMPLER–DOUBLE LOOP VINE

Today we will add the Double Loop Vine motif to the  two plain borders on either side of the center.  (The rows that are not pieced half square triangles.)

The Double Loop Vine is a modern motif and can be used in place of traditional feathers in any quilt border.  It is easier than Feathers too!

Double Loop Vine, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

(Find the Double Loop Vine on page 74 of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE  and online HERE)

MARK THE QUILT

Begin by drawing a shallow wavy line along the border.

(I prefer chalk for marking.)

Spring Sampler Double Loop VineBegin stitching along the drawn wavy line.  Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

Add a loop.  Stop with the needle down.

Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

Reverse direction and add a small inner loop.

Stitch along the drawn line again.

Spring Sampler Double Loop VineContinue adding double loops and stitching along the drawn line:

Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine
Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

At the end of the row, stitch back from right to left…adding double loops.  Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

 

Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine
Leave a small space between the rows to create a double line in between the leaves.Spring Sampler Double Loop Vine

Complete the first row. Knot off and begin the second border of The Double Loop vine.

Beautiful!  Beautiful!

Happy, Happy Stitching Stitching,

Lori-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!

 

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!