WIN Thread!! Sulky Pink Giveaway!

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Good Morning, Quilters!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime…that means that 1250 of The Inbox Jaunt’s 10,000 followers will face breast cancer!

 

The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect breast cancer in its early stages.

Read more at The National Breast Cancer Foundation HERE.

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sulky is offering the Pretty Pink Giveaway– 18 spools of their gorgeous thread:  40 wt Rayon (one of my go-to threads–see below), 40 wt cotton and 12 wt cotton –to one lucky winner.

ENTER TO WIN

Please leave a comment--anything you want to say about Breast Cancer, thread, or just write:  “Pretty in Pink”

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Friday.

Sulky Thread, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

THINGS TO DO NOW

Learn the warning signs of Breast Cancer HERE

Read about Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection HERE

Take a Breast Cancer Risk Assessment HERE

Consider a donation to one of the many Breast Cancer organizations.

Spread the word–encourage your family and friends to learn more about Breast Cancer prevention.

Enter to win the Sulky Pretty Pink Giveaway.

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Whatever you choose to do this October, remember YOU can make a difference…

Lori

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishy-A Work in Progress

FMQ, Fish, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’ve been fishing in my sewing room!

It was a rainy day in Minnesota and a golden opportunity to finish this cheery fish project.

I pulled out my palette of 30wt cotton threads...(Check out Sulky’s Sale HERE for the best prices.)

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After stabilizing, I stitched around each of the fish and added a circle border using Sulky 30 wt cotton (Topstitch 90 needle).

FMQ, Fish, Lori Kennedy

Then I chose a variegated thread for the watery background. (Sulky 30wt cotton-Cotton Blendables)

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I got a good start on the center…

FMQ, Fish, Lori Kennedy

NOTE–When you want your quilting design to show–use heavy weight thread (40wt or 30wt) in a contrasting color.

When you want the design to blend into the background, use lighter weight thread (50wt or 60wt) in a matching color.

FMQ, Fish, Lori Kennedy

I should have it done by the weekend…

What about YOU?

What are you stitching?

What are YOUR favorite threads?

We’d LOVE to hear!

I’d rather be 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.

PS…This post contains an affiliate link to Sulky Threads.  If you chose to purchase, there is NO ADDITIONAL cost to you-and you will be assured of getting the best prices…

 

 

A Sneak Preview and Open Line Friday

FMQ, Cars, Lori Kennedy, Sulky Thread

Henry’s Quilt, Sulky Thread

Happy Friday, Quilters!

I’m off on a road trip to Chicago this weekend–a round up of family….

Just thought I’d show a sneak preview of a quilt I recently finished–more details next week.

In the mean time, I’m counting on YOU to help answer Open Line Friday questions!

EVERYONE ASKS, EVERYONE ANSWERS!

I will kick it off by answering a few questions…

The Quilt-a-Long–To rip or not to rip….

Several people have written about stitching in the wrong rowto rip or not to rip...

That is the question–almost as eternal as Shakespeare….

NOT TO RIP—almost always MY answer!!

If you stitched in the wrong row it will be just fine!!!  Do not rip it out–unless it is in Row 8–the big row.

Which Craftsy Class First?

Several people have inquired about which of my Craftsy classes to watch first…

Both classes contain a lot of information and motifs and I made every effort to not repeat the information.

Both classes demonstrate doodling and quilting each motif (nearly 50 motifs in each class!)

And both classes end each lesson with a Trunk Show.

In Divide and Conquer, I discuss thread and set up more and I discuss six ways to divide a block or quilt for easier quilting.

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In Doodle to Design, we look at a big quilt and there is an emphasis on doodling and lots of motifs!

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If that doesn’t give you enough….

I think Christina Cameli’s classes and style are similar:

Her new class: Wild Quilting is about combining motifs effectively– and her other class, Free Motion Quilting Essentials has many great motifs!

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Craftsy Has a Sale this weekend–Use my affiliate link to get  50% off!!! 

CARS?

We’ve already stitched Race Cars and Henry’s Trucks…is there any interest in a Car tutorial like the one seen atop?

What are YOUR questions?   Any Craftsy class recommendations?

Anything else?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Hope your weekend is filled with family and fun!

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!