Finished Fishies and a Side Project

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Good Morning, Quilters!

I was able to remove a UFO from my list–The Fishy Quilt is complete–binding and all.  I bet you can guess the inspiration for this quilt! 

It was quick and easy to appliqué (My preferred method is needle turn, hand appliqué) –then I splashed on a few fun threads.

I stitched Pearls in the sashing

Then I added Scallops,

 

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and Fish,

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Stars

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And when I was finished, I didn’t want to stop…do you ever feel that way?  You just get on a roll….

So I picked up an old tutorial (The Tomato Pin Cushion)  and started filling in a few details…

More to fill in…. but a certain teenager home from football wanted dinner…

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THE JACK-O-LANTERN VIDEO!!!

BERNINA asked me to add a short video to The Jack-o-Lantern tutorial on their blog, We All Sew.…so I propped up my cell phone and stitched Jack again–

The video is on  BERNINA We All Sew Facebook Page HERE–and is doing extremely well…

It’s kind of mesmerizing.

I think Jack O. has a spell on me…

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He wants me to stitch a girl friend for him…

Not sure it’s wise?

Lori O’L

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!

Stars!

Echo Stars, Free Motion Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

In keeping with our Star theme this month, I found this AMAZING video of Garip Ay-A Turkish artist, recreating Van Gogh’s Starry Night in one of the oldest Turkish traditions of painting on water.

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I hope YOU will be inspired to keep doodling Stars HERE

Free motion quilting, flag and USA Map

And quilting Shining Stars HERE

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Or Swirling Stars HERE

Swirling Stars, Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

Or Sweet Sunshine HERE

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Hope YOUR day is filled with Creativity, Sweet Sunshine and Starry Nights!

Happy Quilting,

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!

Shining Stars-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

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Good Morning, Quilters and Star Gazers!

Did you know there are 200-400 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy?!

Or that most stars are between 1-10 billion years old!?

How many constellations can YOU identify?  (I remain at the first grade level–six constellations.)

Stars look great on any quilt and are always “on trend” in decorative arts. 

THE SHINING STAR MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Doodling will make this motif much easier.  Start by doodling in a square.  See Star Doodling tutorial HERE

To stitch the stars, begin by drawing parallel lines.  This motif can be stitched very large or very small.  In the tutorial below, the lines are 1-1/2 inches apart.  The lines help to keep the stars relatively parallel.

Begin stitching below the top line.  Stitch a straight line, a triangle and a straight line.Stars, Machine QuiltingAngle in toward the center.Stars, Machine QuiltingAdd a triangle to the lower right.Stars, Machine QuiltingAdd a triangle to the lower left.Stars, Machine QuiltingStitch past the beginning line and begin to echo stitch the star.Stars, Machine QuiltingEcho stitch the top of the star–extend past the right “arm” of the star to begin the next star.Stars, Machine QuiltingContinue to add stars in the same way…Stars, Machine QuiltingAt the end of the row, echo stitch the bottom of the stars.Stars, Machine QuiltingAt the left edge, add a spiral and travel down to the next row to begin another row of stars.

Extend the top most triangle into the open spaces of the previous row of stars.

Add spirals to fill in open spaces if you like.Stars, Machine QuiltingThe stars do not have to be perfect or aligned perfectly.  The hand drawn look is perfect for the Shining Stars motif.Stars, Machine Quilting

Stitch a single row to create a border, multiple rows to fill a background or…

Create YOUR own constellation!

Twinkles,

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!