What Makes a Quilt Timeless?–And an Assignment

Red and White Wedding Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

Several weeks ago, my sisters and I came across several boxes of old quilt magazine and books.  As we perused the magazines, we were struck by how dated many of the quilts appeared—not at all to our current taste.

The quilts were all well made quilts–after all they were featured in magazines and books-so that was not the problem….

It was the patterns and the colors and the fabrics…

So then we challenged ourselves to find quilts that we did like

The only common denominator–as in quilts we all agreed stood the test of time–was two color quilts–like red and white or blue and white quilts.

Hmmm….

Will OUR quilts stand the test of time?  Do we care if they do?

Can YOU help my sisters and I figure out the secret sauce to timeless quilts?

 

Quilting the Double Wedding Ring, Kennedy

YOUR ASSIGNMENT this week:

Go through your Quilt Notebook: The Unfinished Project Page or box of UFOs…

Are there any partially completed quilts that are two color quilts?  Perhaps they deserve more consideration as a priority quilt?

Are there any quilt tops or UFOs that are already outdated?  Perhaps it’s time to let go…

You might want to alter your Big Three–The Quilt Notebook:  Setting Priorites

Do YOU have time to make quilts that aren’t timeless??? 

What is Timeless to YOU?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Setting Priorities in my Quilting Life,

Lori

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What Will Your Quilts Say about YOU?

Vintage Sewing Machine, Singer, Toy Sewing Machine, Amish Quilt, Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

As the winter settles in for a prolonged stay,  January is a time for introspection. It’s a season more conducive to thinking than to action…

Perhaps it’s a good time to spend a moment thinking about our quilts and setting goals.

The experts on goal-setting say–“Begin with the end in mind.”  

What does that mean in terms of our quilting projects?

TIME TRAVEL

Perhaps a little time travel is in order…

Imagine it’s the year 2117--and a family member has just inherited a trunk of your quilts.

What will YOUR quilts say about YOU?

Do they say what YOU want them to say?

Vintage Sewing

Over the next several Fridays, I will offer a few other ways to think about quilting.

Perhaps you could add a few journal pages to your Quilt Notebook and write down your answers.

Please share YOUR thoughts, ideas, concerns…

As our New Friend, Kelly Ashton would say:  “Quilting is not a matter of life or death–it’s more important than that!”

Happy, Thoughtful Stitching,

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!

 

 

Rescue Quilts–Open Line Friday

Good Morning, Quilters!

Last year I rescued a quilt from a painter.

He was using a hand-made quilt as a drop cloth.

My heart sank as I watched him unfurl it under his ladder and prepared to paint.

Vintage Quilts, Lori Kennedy

“Excuse me….I’ll trade you a real drop cloth for that quilt?”

He looked at me like I was a little strange….(Quilters—we’re used to that.)

The quilt had a few holes (but fortunately no paint– yet)  So I repaired it and gave it to one of my daughters.

Vintage Quilts, Lori Kennedy

My friend said she rescued a quilt at a tailgate-a young couple was using it to wrap their grill.

Oh dear….

Vintage Quilts, Lori Kennedy

What about YOU?

Have you ever rescued a quilt?

We’d LOVE to HATE 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!

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