Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Top of the Mornin’ to YOU, Quilters!

I hope YOUR day is filled with little pieces of gold, corned beef and cabbage, parades, green beer AND

Green Quilting!!!

To get you started, check out my Shamrock machine quilting video–on my Amazon Author page HERE

Bernina, Free motion quilting, shamrock, geranium, stencil

(To read more about how I made the quilt above and below–including the stencil info, read HERE)

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.”

Bernina, Free motion quilting, shamrock, geranium, stencil

Shamrock Stencil

“You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”

St. Patrick's Day, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

“May you get all your wishes but one, so you’ll always have something to strive for!”

Shamrock Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

“May your home always be too small to hold your friends.”  (and your closets too small to hide all your fabric!)

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

The Shamrock

“May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint–

a FAT QUARTER!!!

Have a happy day!

Lori O’MotionFree

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!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Top of the Morning to YOU!

Wish me luck!  All the months of planning and rehearsing are complete and I am filming today at the Craftsy studios in Denver…

In my first Craftsy video, I demonstrated 50 machine quilting motifs and introduced 6 Compositional Styles to help you Divide and Conquer any quilting space (along with tons of tips and tricks to improve the quality of your stitching…

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In the class I am filming today, 50 more motifs with an emphasis on doodling and creating YOUR VERY OWN motif reference tools!

I’m really excited because the two videos allow me to share so much of  The Inbox Jaunt-in tidy little packages!
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Wish me luck!

St. Patrick's Day, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

But, quietly please…

Shhhh…we’re filming…

Craftsy Studios

May YOUR day be filled with excitement, joy and the Luck of the Irish!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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!

Tuesday Tutorial–The Shamrock

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

Welcome back to Tuesday Tutorials at The Inbox Jaunt. If you are new to The Inbox Jaunt, make sure you check out all the free motion quilting tutorials in the Quilt tab above.   Today’s tutorial is The Shamrock which builds on The Spirals  (to see the spiral tutorials read here and here.)

The following photo shows where we are going:

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

Begin with a vertical tail (this will be the stem of our clover) and then stitch the basic spiral.  There’s a little trick here…When you get to the center of your spiral, trace back on the OUTside of your spiral.  When you do this, you will end on the OUTside and you will be ready to move UP.

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

Trace around the outside of your spiral until you are back at the center “stem”.

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

From here, begin the “top” of the shamrock by stitching another spiral.

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

Again, spiral to the outside and finish near the center at the “stem”.

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

Now stitch the final spiral on the left side of the shamrock.  Once you are finished with all three (or four if you are feeling lucky) petals of your shamrock, stitch around the entire motif once or twice.  This neatens up the motif and gives it more shape.  Also, if you want the shamrock larger, you can simply trace around it (echo quilt) several times as I did in the Shamrock Mini Doodle Quilt. (See that quilt here.)

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

And there you have it!  Easy as key lime pie!  But don’t stop there…four leaves are just as easy as three!

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial

Free Motion Quilting-Shamrock Tutorial