Design Decision or Just Plain ‘Ole Procrastination?

The Inbox Jaunt, Lori Kennedy, Machine QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

I’m working on a new banner for my sewing room!

First, I stabilized around the center squares.  Next, I stitched in the ditch around all of the letters.

The Inbox Jaunt, Lori Kennedy, Machine QuiltingThen it was time to tackle the borders.

The wide, solid colored border just begged for a little “Divide and Conquer”!

I decided to add a fancy “frame” around the center rectangle to soften the edges.

Instead of just stitching the “frame”, I used the String of Pearls motif to add a little more interest to the line.The Inbox Jaunt, Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

I added a cluster of flowers at each corner…

Lori Kennedy, machine quilting, flowersAnd now I’m not sure what to do next…

Fill in with more flowers…

Switch to a different design…

Leave the inner frame area “open”?

Lori Kennedy, machine quilting, flowersFor now I will just give it a rest…

But sometimes you just have to make a decision and go for it because…

I know myself.

In the guise of “considering my design choices”, I can procrastinate my way into another UFO!!!

I know…I will set a deadline.

I will finish this by Friday and YOU will hold me accountable!

What about YOU?

What do YOU do when a project stalls?

How do YOU jump-start a project?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lollygagging  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!

 

 

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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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?

 

FILL IN THE BLANK

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!