Back to School Quilting

The Perfect Pencil, free motion quiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

Summer passes all too quickly…

The only consolation–Back to School means two things:  school supplies (I LOVE School Supplies!  and more time to quilt!

Craftsy is hosting a FREE one day, All-you-can-watch,  Back to School event on September 4th.  Learn more HERE   

It’s a great opportunity to try a variety of classes!

American Quilter Magazine

Be sure to check out American Quilter Magazine–The Sweetheart Apple and so much more!

American Quilter Magazine

FIVE BACK-TO-SCHOOL MOTIFS

Add a little “touch of class” to your quilts this month with a Back-to-School motif.

Or just doodle the motif onto your calendar, notebook, homework….

The Perfect Pencil (Dixon Ticonderogas of course!)
The Perfect Pencil, free motion quiltingScissors
Scissors, Free Motion Quilted

A is for Apple

Apple Free Motion Quilt TutorialQuiting the AlphabetAlphabet Free Motion Quilting
The Apple CoreApple Core, FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

CREATE YOUR OWN COMPOSITION

Combine the motifs in rows to create a horizontal composition–an easy way to design a whole cloth quilt–as seen in my Craftsy video, Divide and Conquer:  Creative Free Motion Quilting.

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

What about YOU?

Do YOU love school supplies?

Have YOU used any of these motifs on a quilt?  How did YOU use them?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Praying for Texas,

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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My Favorite Time of Year

 

The Perfect Pencil, free motion quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

Winters are long here in Minnesota, but Fall is fabulous!  The weather is moderate, the skies are bright blue and the autumn leaves really show their splendor.   I also love, love, love Back-to-School supplies  (I can never resist a new notebook…)

Of course, Back-to-School supplies for kids, means fabric sales for us!

Craftsy’s Clearance Sale is a great time to stock up on lots of supplies.  I LOVE their Boundless solids and Aurifil thread is the best price of the season…Use my affiliate link HERE to get all the BEST PRICES!

Boundless Sale

GREAT MOTIFS FOR FALL QUILTING

Apples are one of my favorite motifs for fall.

We have several tutorials for apples including this week’s Sweetheart Apple HERE

Apple, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

The Apple Core HERE

Apple Core, FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

The Delicious Apple HERE

Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

And ‘A’ is for Apple HERE

Apple Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Add The Perfect Pencil Tutorial HERE and you have a quilt!

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

What about YOU?

What’s YOUR favorite season of the year where YOU live?

What’s YOUR favorite Autumn Motif?

Wh0’s YOUR favorite teacher?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Stitching, Leaf collecting, Bonfire making….

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!

Need a First Class Teacher’s Gift?

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

Good Morning, Quilters!

Have you gotten a few steps in this morning?

Or…do you have a plan for later today?  Give yourself a deadline for getting your step goal–try to make it early in the day so you will feel relaxed when you make it to your sewing room.

COMPOSITIONAL STYLES-

In my first Craftsy Class, Divide and Conquer:  Creative Machine Quilting, I discussed “Compositional Styles”–six ways to divide a quilt or a quilt block to create a balanced composition and then add the motifs to fill in the divided space.

The Sailboat Sampler -Mystery Quilt-a-Long that we have been stitching is an example of a Horizontal Composition.  The block or quilt is divided into horizontal rows and then quilted.  The rows do not have to be evenly spaced-in fact it’s more interesting if they are not.

FIRST CLASS QUILT

This quilt was designed for a favorite teacher and will be given as a gift.

It is also a Horizontal Composition.

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

First I choose the motifs:

The Perfect Pencil

The Delicious Apple

The Apple Core

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

Then I divided the quilt into rows to accommodate the motifs.  Next, I added a few small rows for Spirals.

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

After quilting the rows, I decided to fill in the background with what I think of as “hyper quilting”….it’s not a real term, just a lot of echo stitching and filling in between the motifs with a thread that blends into the background.

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

What about YOU?  Are YOU a teacher?  Do YOU have a favorite teacher?

Do you think you could tackle a Horizontal Composition with YOUR favorite motifs?  (50% at Craftsy HERE)

Summer is just around the corner…these are the hardest days for teachers…

Happy Horizontal Stitching,

Lori

PS….Have YOU taken either of my Craftsy classes?  If so, PLEASE consider writing a review–it really can make a difference…

If you haven’t…well, it’s time to treat yourself!

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!