Open Line Friday-Quilt-a-Song

Nine Patch, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Welcome to Open Line Friday!

Today’s question:

If YOU were to turn any song or poem into a quilt, what would it be?FMQ, Valentine Postcard
Nine Patch, FMQ, Words, Lyrics, Lori Kennedy

Of thee I sing….

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lullaby 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.

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The Spring Sampler–The Tulip Border

 

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerGood Morning, Quilters!

Today we are adding the last border motif to our quilt–the Tulip Border!

Tulips, Free Motion Quilting, Tutorial

The tutorial for the Tulip Border can be found HERE.

Or on page 104 of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 available on Etsy HERE

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerAdd Tulip Time to the two edge borders of your quilt.

If you were stitching this motif on a middle border, you could stitch in the ditch to connect each tulip.

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerI find it easiest to stitch this motif from left to right.Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring Sampler

Now all the half square triangle and plain rows are complete!
Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring Sampler

Later this week we will do a re-cap with links to all the steps in this quilt…

Of course it’s not a quilt until the binding is added and it has a label!!

Happy 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!

 

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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!