YOUR Favorite Motifs

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

Did YOU see the eclipse yesterday?

I noticed the unusual light for more than an hour, but was unable to see the eclipse….

YOUR FAVORITE TUESDAY TUTORIALS

When I look back through my blogging statistics, there are several tutorials that are YOUR favorites:  Dizzy Daisy, Beginner Loops and Woodgrain.
The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

Beginners Loops, Free Motion QuiltingWoodgrain, Free Motion QuiltingAnd just like I don’t have a favorite child, I don’t have a favorite motif…

But I do have a few I use most frequently…Coming soon!

What about YOU?

What are YOUR three favorite motifs?

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!

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A Family Tree Quilt

Family Tree QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters and Quilt-Lovers,

Today I offer a sneak-peek of a Christmas present I am making for my niece and her husband.

I was inspired by the Woodgrain motif in Molly Hanson’s new book:

 Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can’t (There’s still time to enter yesterday’s Giveaway!)

Tuesday’s Tutorial was Woodgrain.

Woodgrain can be used to add texture to any quilt and is very “au courant”.

With Winter upon us, I was inspired by the leaf-less trees in our yard.

Family Tree QuiltingToday’s small quilt includes my niece and husband’s wedding date along with the birthdates of their boys.

(As you can imagine-it’s a very busy house!)

Family Tree QuiltingI think I will frame this quilt…

Or maybe a simple binding and give her a wooden bowl for apples on her table…

What do YOU think?

Signed,

Lori Appleseed

NOTE-This quilt was stitched on Robert Kaufman Kona cotton with Sulky 40 wt Rayon on top  and 50wt Aurifil in the bobbin.  50 wt Aurifil was also used on top to stitch the background leaves, etc.  This was stitched on a domestic sewing machine, a Bernina 150 without a stitch regulator.

PS…All images, information and tutorials 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!

Woodgrain-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

 

Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt-Lovers!

Today’s tutorial:  Woodgrain is a motif I saw while reviewing a book for Molly Hanson of SewWrongSewRight.

Molly’s book, Free Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can’t) will be released very soon.

(Later this week we will review Molly’s book and ONE LUCKY READER of The Inbox Jaunt will win an e-book version of Molly’s book!)

WOODGRAIN-A STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL:

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

Begin by drawing a few straight lines.  The lines will serve as a reference to keep motif relatively straight.

Start at the bottom of the quilt and stitch a wavy line.  Echo stitch back down.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

 

Stitch another wavy line, shorter or longer than the previous line of stitching.  Echo back to the bottom.

NOTE:  Avoid ending the wavy lines at the same height.  This looks unnatural.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

After adding several lines add a “knot”.  Instead of echo quilting, add a pointy spiral.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

Spiral in, then spiral out again.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

After stitch the spiral, stitch to the bottom line and begin adding echo lines again.   Continue this way from left to right until the width of the quilt is stitched.

Then begin stitching back to fill in the area above the first set of stitches.

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

Woodgrain, Free Motion Quilting

This is a very forgiving motif.  The lines are very irregular and mistakes are easily hidden-just like in nature.

THIS WEEK:

I have a project I stitched with Wood grain that was inspired by a project in Molly Hanson’s new book.

A book review and a GIVEAWAY.

Another busy week…

Lori the Lumberjack,

PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share, Pin or re-blog with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!