Personalizing Quilts with Handwriting

Quilted CursiveGood Morning, Quilters!

Looking for a great way to personalize your quilts?  Use your handwriting!  There are a variety of ways you can use handwriting in quilting.

First, mark your quilts with evenly spaced lines (Chalk is my favorite marker) and stitch rows of cursive as a background fill.  Stitch a song, poem, or recipe, or list the recipients favorite things.

Another way to personalize a quilt–tuck little messages in among the other quilting motifs.  Tell the recipient “You, are the bees knees!”  or “I’m over the moon for you!”

Free Motion Quilting, HandwritingI love this technique.  Not only does it add a personal note, it records YOUR handwriting.

YOUR family will cherish the quilt forever!

What about YOU?

Have YOU ever added a hidden message in a quilt?

What did you write?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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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Open Line Friday-Quilt-a-Song

Nine Patch, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Welcome to Open Line Friday!

Today’s question:

If YOU were to turn any song or poem into a quilt, what would it be?FMQ, Valentine Postcard
Nine Patch, FMQ, Words, Lyrics, Lori Kennedy

Of thee I sing….

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lullaby 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.

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Good News to Share!

American Quilter MagazineI have great news to share!  Thanks to all of YOU telling your friends about the fun we are having here at The Inbox Jaunt-American Quilter magazine (American Quilt Society) has asked me to write a bimonthly column for their magazine!  I can not thank YOU, Gentle Readers enough for all the encouragement you have given me to pursue this (and several other projects).

American Quilter MagazineI am absolutely delighted to see the tutorial in print!  It may look familiar–the step-by-step presentation is the same, but each article will include new projects, techniques, and ideas!

American Quilter Magazine

American Quilter magazine can be purchased at many stores:  JoAnn’s, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Barnes and Noble, etc.   However, joining the American Quilter Society  HERE is the best value–All six issues plus other benefits for $25.

American Quilter MagazineAgain, I would like to thank all of the readers of The Inbox Jaunt.  Many opportunities to write and teach have come my way as a result of YOUR referrals and encouragement.  Writing for American Quilter is a thrilling opportunity I never imagined when I wrote my first Tuesday Tutorial…who knows what’s next?!!

Yours truly,

Lori