Challenge Winner and “Hyperquilting”

Machine Quilting, Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Health Nuts!

I am so excited about the work you all have been doing–getting out of those chairs and MOVING MORE.

There were times when I really didn’t want to put my sewing down…but I couldn’t let the group (or myself) down.  #noexcuses #theinboxjaunts #losethosefatquarters!

It’s clear that we all face challenges–some are time related, others face complex medical issues…and I’ve been delighted to hear that so many of you have put your health first and made the decision to MOVE MORE.

Whatever YOUR level–KEEP MOVING!!!  

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The Winner of the Run for the Roses Challenge is….

Barbara Frank

Congratulations, Barbara!! (Please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com with your shipping address.)

Machine Quilting, Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

PRIZE FOR NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on the quilt prize for next week’s challenge.

It’s another Horizontal Composition, like the Mystery Sailboat Sampler and The First Class Quilt-

Machine Quilting, Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

I started with rows of

Spools

Needles

Pin Cushions

and added a little

Lettering.

Machine Quilting, Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

Then I switched to a variegated thread in green to create the background.

Machine Quilting, Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

I outlined each motif and then added echo stitching and spirals….

Machine Quilting, Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

As you know….I LOVE to stitch!

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 Boutonniere

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

By the time you read this I should be winging my way to Denver to film at Craftsy!

I didn’t want YOU to be bored while I was away…

Here’s an adorable flower for YOUR next quilt!

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

THE BOUTONNIERE-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

This adorable flower can be stitched in any size from small to large.  Use the Cute as a Button Tutorial in the center of the flower or keep it simple by stitching a plain circle center.

Begin stitching a straight line stem and a large circle.Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Echo stitch the circle and add the button detail. (Optional)

Stitch out of the circle near the stem…

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyStitch five to six scallops around the circle.
Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyClosely echo stitch the stem and add two leaves.

Stitch to the bottom and over to begin the next flower.

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Such a happy flower!

 

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Change the look of the flowers by changing the petals…

Be creative!

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Have fun quilting because when you do–your quilts will be fun!

Happy Stitching,

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!