HAPPY Monday!!!

Baby PhotoWelcome to the World, Louis Andrew!

Good Morning, Quilters!

Please help me welcome my second grandson, Louis!

My daughter, Claire and her husband, Andy gave birth to this adorable little guy over the weekend!Wedding photoYou may remember Claire’s wedding photo–Bride at the Window, silhouette

Our friend, Peggy Aare turned it into a paper piecing pattern, The Bride at the Window, FREE here.

Peggy offers patterns at Wisconsin Quilting HERE.

Thanks again, Peggy!

Bride Silhouette, Paper Piecing Pattern

I can’t wait to get my hands on that little guy–I’m off to St. Louis later this week!

Saving up kisses,

Grandma Kennedy

PS…The paper pattern is the property of Peggy Aare at WisconsinQuilting  For more information about the pattern or paper piecing, contact Peggy at PaperPiecingHeartland@gmail.com

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Feed Sack Paper Piecing Project-FREE today!

Feed sacks


One of my favorite posts and discussions at The Inbox Jaunt was September’s post on Feed Sacks.  The stories and comments generated were quite nostalgic and often funny.  (I loved the stories about the teenage boy clerks who would have to move bags and bags of meal in order to get the right fabric for the ladies…)   All of the stories were filled with history and Americana–thank you to all who shared!


Peggy was also impressed by the memories garnered by the feed sack photos and was inspired to create this fabulous paper piecing pattern for us.

  Note from Peggy:

I did a quick full-sized line drawing for the War Eagle Mill feed sack. No color chart, no individual templates, but a simple plan that fits on 4 pages to finish at 12 ” x 16″. There are 6 pages in this PDF. The first is a color page, then 4 pages for the line drawing, and last is the template for the water with the original text superimposed on it for people to (trace and) sew as text outlines if they wish… A real FMQ project ! This probably all that’s necessary, though I can do a detailed plan like the others, if you wish.



Paper piecing project (6 pages) HERE

The house and the wheat above will be a fun project for the Fall.  I hope you enjoy this gorgeous pattern…

Please sign up for Flickr (click sidebar Flickr to take you to The Inbox Jaunt group)  and post the photos for all to see!

You may contact Peggy at PaperPiecingHeartland@gmail.com.

And be sure to check out her blog, Wisconsin Quilting 


We have a busy week ahead–so get your bed made, and the rest of the house, too!

I think you’ll want to be stitching!

Let’s change the (quilting world)…one bed at a time!


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 share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

This pattern is copyrighted by Peggy Aare.

At the Window – A Paper Piecing Pattern




We would like to offer a big welcome to all of the many new followers of The Inbox Jaunt.  It seems many of you found us as a result of the HUGE Sulky Giveaway–and WE ARE THRILLED you are HERE!   Welcome, Welcome!

Please do us one favor-tell all your “quilty” friends about us.  My motto has always been “The More, The Merrier!”


Recently, a friend of The Inbox Jaunt offered to create paper piecing patterns with some of the images found on Silent Sunday.

Peggy has amazed us with the breadth of her skill at creating these projects.

  • We started with Easter Sunrise that employed curved piecing HERE.
  • She created an easier pattern-The Heron HERE.
  • Peggy surprised us with a hexie pieced Hydrangea pattern HERE.
  • She even created a pattern from our  Saturday “Seamstresses in Fine Art” Series HERE

Today, Peggy offers my favorite so far–At the Window.  It is an iPhone shot of my daughter who got married last week.  The photo was taken just before we left for church…

Bride Silhouette, Paper Piecing Pattern

You can download the Full size pattern (30″ x 30″)–12 pages HERE 

Bride Silhouette, Paper Piecing Pattern


Color Chart (2 pages) HERE 

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Exploded Piecing Guide with sub-assemblies HERE


Peggy created a few colorways for you to consider and recommends using ombre fabrics available HERE and HERE

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Screen Shot 2014-06-01 at 7.47.55 AMPaper Piecing Tutorial from Twiddletails Store HERE

For more information you may contact Peggy at PaperPiecingHeartland@gmail.com.

THANKS, PEGGY!  You’re the Best!