American Quilter Magazine–Sailboats and More!

AQ Magazine, My Line with Lori Kennedy

Happy Monday, Quilters!

Mondays are the beginning of a the week, and just like the beginning of a New Year, they are an opportunity to re-group and set new goals.  So…speaking for myself…it’s time to set #MoveMore goals in the quest to #LoseThoseFatQuarters!

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What about YOU?  Quilting is sedentary…do YOU need to be more balanced this week?

Among the many beneficial side effects, exercise has been shown to increase brain cell growth and memory!

Read more from The Telegraph HERE

#SmartQuilters!

#SmartQuiltersFinishMoreUFOs!

AMERICAN QUILTER MAGAZINE

Once you’ve finished your exercise, grab a tall glass of water and dive into the May issue of American Quilter Magazine.

In my column, My Line with Lori Kennedy, you’ll find The Sailboat, Waves and more.

AQ Magazine, My Line with Lori Kennedy

I think you’ll also enjoy Kimberly’s Korner with Kimberly Einmo.

Don’t wait–it’s been on newsstands for a few weeks…

AQ Magazine, My Line with Lori Kennedy

I hope YOU have a great week planned!

Exercise first!  #noexcuses

Signed,

Not-so-Lazy, 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 Sailboat Sampler-Machine Quilting Quilt-a-Long

Sailboats, Sampler, Machine Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

The Mystery Quilt is no longer a mystery…it is a Sailboat Sampler!

Today we add the Sailboats and the Clouds and next week we add some finishing touches.

Let’s jump right in!

Let’s remark the lines–

Draw a line 1-1/4 inches above the top of the Scallops.

Draw another line 3/4 inch below The Paperclips.

Divide the large Row into four rectangles using the no-measure method we used last week.

Finally, add a line down the center of each of the rectangles–this will be the line for the Sailboat masts.

SailboatSampler.LoriKennedy001Begin stitching on the lower line.  Stitch a wavy line and then stitch the back of the boat.

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Stitch straight up the mast.  Add a small triangle flag.

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Stitch a large triangle sail.

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Stitch a curved line to create the left side of the sail.  Then echo stitch the mast to the top.

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Add two more triangles (or one large one) on the left side of the mast.

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Stitch down and then create the front of the ship.

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Stitch forward and create a small curl.

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Stitch a wavy line to create the bottom of the boat.

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Stitch forward, under the wavy line.  Continue stitching a wavy line into the next rectangle to begin the next Sailboat.
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Continue stitching all four Sailboats.

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To add the Clouds…

Begin stitching just above the Sail on the first Sailboat.

Stitch scallops around the boat.

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Connect the Clouds between each rectangle.

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Echo stitch the entire row to add more emphasis to this line.

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FABULOUS!!!!

Wasn’t that easy!?  One Row at a time…Minutes per week…Slow and Steady!

Next week–the finishing touches!

Sailing, Sailing Away….

Ahoy!

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!