Stitching The Nutcracker Quilt

The Nutcracker, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Slow and steady wins the race!  I have to keep reminding myself of that…

In the past few weeks, I have had only a few minutes at a time to work on my Nutcracker quilt.

I know that is something you all understand!

The Nutcracker, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I really loved the ideas for increasing the size of the smaller pattern to a life-size Nutcracker.  (See comment section)

I hope to find an overhead projector–someday.

For this project, I segmented the small pattern and made 300% increase photocopies and then taped them all together.

It was a painstaking process and I don’t recommend it!

Then I taped the pattern and the fabric to a large window (like a lightbox) and traced the pattern.

This was awkward too because the window wasn’t quite large enough…

I was highly motivated to press on, because I couldn’t wait to start stitching!

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MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIALS

I’m challenging myself to use a variety of motifs–Do YOU recognize any of the tutorials?

The Twist

Snowflake

Sweetheart Border

Greek Key

Fleur-de-lis

Beginner Loops

A BUSY MONTH

Lots more quilting this month–including The Sunflower Sampler Quilt Show!

What about YOU?

Are YOU spending a few minutes a day on one of YOUR quilts?

 

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A day without quilting is like a day without____________?

We’d LOVE 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!

THE Book-Exciting News!

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

A few days ago, as I was walking back from my mailbox and absentmindedly thumbing the pages of a quilt catalog…

This is what I found…

As all of YOU know…I spent much of 2016 stitching tutorials and working with the fabulous editors at Martingale writing, re-writing, proofing and editing my first book…

But I had not seen the official photos!  THE PHOTOS ARE FABULOUS!

Needless to say I was thrilled!!!!

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

THE BOOK

Our book has a title:   Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 and we have an ISBN number!

It will be available March, 2017 and is being advertised in Martingale’s Wholesale catalog right now.  (Stores should order NOW–it is sure to sell out quickly, right folks?)

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

I can’t tell you how excited I am!

And it would never have happened without YOU, Gentle Reader!!!!

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

In a week where we recount all we are thankful for…

This is one of many!

What about YOU?  What are YOU thankful for?

We’d LOVE to hear!

You could knock me down with a (FMQ) feather!

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Thankfully yours,

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!

 

Quilting Quick Tip

Vintage Scissor, Quilt Tips

Good Morning, Quilters!

Just a quick tip for your Monday.

As soon as you see  a bit of fray on the back of your quilt–

Quick!  Get the scissors and give it a good trim.

Otherwise those pesky green threads will show through on the lighter sections of your completed quilt.
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And don’t ask me how I know…

Happy Monday!

Signed,

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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.