Spring Quilt-a-Long–All in ONE Place!

Machine Quilting, HST and Border Sampler, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

My sampler is complete!  Is YOURS?

I hope you will make this little quilt.  It was designed to help you walk through all the steps  you would go through if you were making a full size quilt–piecing, layering, stabilizing, design, and quilt.

We also learned how to stitch four different half square triangle motifs as well as three border motifs.
Machine Quilting, HST and Border Sampler, Lori Kennedy

MAKING THE QUILT TOP

Lesson One:  A New Quilt-a-Long

Lesson Two:  Stitching The Half Square Triangles

Lesson Three:  Creating HST with Triangles on a Roll

Lesson Four:  Piecing the Top

Lesson Five:  Borders and Layering

Lesson Six:  Stabilizing

QUILTING MOTIFS

Lesson Seven:  HST-Basic Stitching of Half Square Triangles

Lesson Eight:  HST-X marks the Spot

Lesson Nine: Half Square Flowers

Lesson Ten: Half Square Suns

Lesson Eleven:  Fabulous Flower Borders

Lesson Twelve:  Double Loop Vine Borders

Lesson Thirteen :  Tulip Borders

Machine Quilting, HST and Border Sampler, Lori KennedyIf you wanted to make a larger quilt– scale everything larger–make the rows six inches wide and much longer…

The process is the same, just larger.

The motifs are the same, just larger.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN?

I hope this was a helpful quilt-a-long….

I have another one in the sketchbook!

What did YOU learn?  What was helpful?  What could we a little different next time?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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.  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!

PPS…For step by step photos of all of these motifs and many more…see Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3.  Signed copies available at my Etsy shop HERE.

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

 

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The Spring Sampler–The Tulip Border

 

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerGood Morning, Quilters!

Today we are adding the last border motif to our quilt–the Tulip Border!

Tulips, Free Motion Quilting, Tutorial

The tutorial for the Tulip Border can be found HERE.

Or on page 104 of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 available on Etsy HERE

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerAdd Tulip Time to the two edge borders of your quilt.

If you were stitching this motif on a middle border, you could stitch in the ditch to connect each tulip.

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerI find it easiest to stitch this motif from left to right.Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring Sampler

Now all the half square triangle and plain rows are complete!
Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring Sampler

Later this week we will do a re-cap with links to all the steps in this quilt…

Of course it’s not a quilt until the binding is added and it has a label!!

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!

 

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Spring Quilt-a-Long: Half Square Triangle Suns

Good Morning, Quilters!

We are continuing our Spring Quilt-a-Long with our fourth way to quilt Half Square Triangles.

Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are one of the most frequently used quilt blocks.  By following along with this quilt-a-long, you will have four choices for quilting YOUR HSTs!

Last week we stitched HST Flowers--(And I’m happy to report that this motif went “viral” on Facebook!–Thank you to all of you who “Liked or Shared it on Facebook!)

HST Flowers, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Today’s motif, Half Square Triangle Suns–is similar, but a nice substitute if you are stitching a boy’s quilt and don’t want flowers, or if you are stitching a nautical or patriotic quilt…The “Sun” is also a “Star”.

Begin stitching in the corner of the light-colored fabric.  Stitch along the edge several stitches.

Curve down to the left.

Echo stitch back to the right. HST.Suns.LoriKennedy012

Echo stitch back to the left.

 HST.Suns.LoriKennedy012Add a narrow triangle. Stitch a wide triangle. Finish with a narrow triangle.

Stitch along the seamline to begin the next motif in the row. You’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day!

May all your days (and quilts) be sunny!

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!