The Shaggy Dog-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Dog Lovers!

After a very busy end of summer, the Tuesday Tutorials are back!  Hooray!

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Today’s machine quilting tutorial (great for long arm quilting too), The Shaggy Dog, is inspired by my daughter, Nora’s doodles. (Nora is a dyed-in-the-wool doodler.  You might like Nora’s Rose HERE)

Nora has always loved Scottie Dogs–her inspiration for this doodle!

THE SHAGGY DOG MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

This adorable little dog would be a perfect border motif. If you’re a dog lover, add The Shaggy Dog to the center of a quilt block or tuck one into the rest of your quilting as a hidden surprise.  Wouldn’t it be cute to add a Shaggy Dog in to your quilted signature–as your symbol?

BEGIN by marking three lines equidistant apart.

For machine set-up, try using Aurifil 28 wt on top(gray spool)–This heavy weight cotton thread shows well for quilting focus motifs like our Shaggy Dog.   For the bobbin, try 50wt (orange spool) Aurifil cotton.  The extra long staple thread is low lint and because it is lightweight it lasts longer in your bobbin than the heavier weight cotton (28wt) would.

Lori Kennedy Quilts, Shaggy Dog Tutorial

Begin stitching on the bottom line.  Stitch four narrow zig zags.Stitch up from the bottom drawn line to midway between the top two drawn lines.Lori Kennedy Quilts, Shaggy Dog TutorialAdd three or four more zig zags.  Be sure the zig zags drop below the center line–otherwise the Shaggy Dog’s head won’t look like it is attached to his body–sad! Add a small round nose.Stitch up and over the dog’s head and add a curved ear.Stitch down and over the dog’s body, adding a curved tail.  Stitch down to the bottom line.Stitch under the dog and add a simple dog house….Or machine quilt a border of Shaggy Dogs!  Woof!  Woof!Lori Kennedy Quilts, Shaggy Dog Tutorial

Good puppy!

You might like to give your Shaggy Dog a quilted Dog Bone HERE!

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Happy Dog Grooming!

Lhasa Apso Lori

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

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Happy Halloween!

 

Jack-O-Lantern, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Happy Halloween, Quilters!

After working for hours and hours on Annie Smith’s Appliqué:  Love is Spoken Here,

I needed a little treat before I could trick myself into conquering the overdue laundry…

Jack-O-Lantern, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Jack-o-Lantern Quilt, Whole cloth Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Old Jack here seemed like just the ticket.

Jack-o-Lantern Quilt, Whole cloth Quilt, Lori Kennedy

The step-by-step tutorial for the Jack-o-Lantern can be found at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog HERE

And a one minute VIDEO of me stitching it HERE

Jack-o-Lantern Quilt, Whole cloth Quilt, Lori Kennedy

I used Aurifil’s 28wt cotton from Annie Smith’s collection…

(If you’re at Market-please find Annie and take a picture with our quilt–and send the photos to me!!)

Jack-o-Lantern Quilt, Whole cloth Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Now I’m off to bind my little quilt…and then to the store to buy treats….

Milk Duds, Red Licorice, Milky Way, Tootsie Rolls, Smarties….

What’s YOUR favorite treat?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lori-o-Lantern

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!