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July 7, 2020
Memories of my Father & Designing from Where Art & Life Meet

My father was born and raised in Paris. And though he was Swiss, his first language was French. When he moved to the United States, he brought with him his preference for all things Swiss, he claimed the products produced there were far superior, and his love of the French language. So he would have… Continue reading Memories of my Father & Designing

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June 26, 2020
Interwoven from Quilting and More...

It’s done! Oops — *almost* done; I still need to make and add the label, but the quilting and the binding are finished.

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June 25, 2020
NYC, Phase 2, Magnets & Merlin from Where Art & Life Meet

New York City has entered Phase 2 of its reopening. I wouldn’t know this since I rarely leave our home, except that I needed to find some small, strong magnets and so ventured out to our local hardware store. There, I saw first-hand what stores and their customers will experience in this new reality. Our… Continue reading NYC, Phase 2, Magnets & Merlin

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June 12, 2020
Playing with the quilting from Quilting and More...

I haven’t posted anything about my Interwoven quilt in quite some time. I don’t even remember when exactly I finished putting the top together, but then I set it aside during our stay-at-home order; I just couldn’t get motivated to begin quilting it. However, I’ve now given myself a kick in the pants and begun, […]

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June 7, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Sugaridoo Bernina QAL from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yesterday I told you that I've caught up with the Quilt-Along that Mettler Thread and Bernina sewing machines are sponsoring through the Sugaridoo blog. It's a fun QAL that you can join at any time. And it's also a beautiful way to be inspired. These are just a few of the thousands of photos on the QAL Facebook page.



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June 6, 2020
Sugaridoo Bernina QAL from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Have I mentioned that I joined a quilt-a-long back in November? I did. It's hosted by Irene of Sugaridoo Quilts and sponsored by Bernina. I suppose I got into it because it looked interesting and then also because my modern guild in Baton Rouge decided that it would be a great challenge since it appeared to be graphic, fresh, modern.


I didn't get started right away. No, I procrastinated until the entire QAL was about halfway through. Suddenly there were six blocks to make. Ahh, but a block is really a strip. An entire strip of about 12-14 ...

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Should I Jump Into BERNINA's Summer Sparkle QAL? from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Oh my gosh, you guys -- I'm so smitten with a new quilt idea that I'm tempted to mask up and head to my not-quite-local quilt shop right NOW to buy fabric.  Never mind that I'm still slogging away at the long arm machine on my Spirit Song quilt, or that my son's Beware the Ishmaelites sampler is still languishing, untouched and barely begun, and my Modern Baby Clam Shells quilt has been cut out and waiting for me to start piecing it for an entire year...  I have eight works in progress at the moment, and ...

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May 10, 2020
Mother’s Day Mug Rugs from Quilting and More...

I really haven’t done much stitching during our COVID shutdown; for some reason, I just haven’t been in the mood, although I did make masks for family and a few friends. However, the fact that Mother’s Day was coming up spurred me to do something for our two lovely daughters, who are the mothers of […]

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April 28, 2020
How to Machine Quilt the Lollipop Flower from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters and Gardeners! Today we are going to learn how to machine quilt the Lollipop Flower! The tutorial for the Lollipop Flower–including a short video–is sponsored by BERNINA’s We All Sew blog!  Thank you, BERNINA! By the way, while we are all social distancing-there is no better time to buy a sewing machine!…

The post How to Machine Quilt the Lollipop Flower appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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April 17, 2020
Finished On Friday: Soft Contoured Face Masks For the Finicky Ones from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Grocery Chic: My Modified Olson Face Mask in Produce Aisle Print
Good morning, and happy Friday!  I'm stunned to be typing those words, because I was convinced that it was Tuesday all day yesterday.  This quarantine thing is a lot like being stranded on a desert island or locked up in a dungeon -- if you don't keep track of the days with little tick marks carved into the walls of your cell, you can lose all sense of how long you've been there very easily.

An Ordinary 45-60 Inch Shoe Lace Makes A Strong, Soft, Easy Mask ...

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April 14, 2020
How to Quilt an Umbrella Motif from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today let’s learn how to quilt an umbrella motif! (Though if you live in Minnesota, a shovel motif might be more appropriate.  Three inches of snow fell over the weekend!) But hope springs eternal! The Umbrella Motif Today’s tutorial, the Open Umbrella motif is sponsored by BERNINA’. Find the step-by-step tutorial for…

The post How to Quilt an Umbrella Motif appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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March 24, 2020
Sewing Machine Stories from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Some have heard these stories, or at least parts of them but some haven’t. Bernina Back in about 1981, I was just starting to do machine piecing but I was also making smocked children’s clothes. I had an old Singer Golden Touch & Sew that I had gotten while in high school so . ....

The post Sewing Machine Stories appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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March 19, 2020
Back to Beware the Ishmaelites: Foundation Paper Piecing Plus Y-Seams from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, Fearless Quilters!  Happy First Day of Spring to those in the Northern Hemisphere, and I suppose Happy First Day of Autumn to those South of the Equator.  

Yesterday I pushed myself out of my news-induced funk and into my studio for a few hours. I had a lot of clutter accumulated on my cutting table that needed to be cleared away before I could cut borders for my Spirit Song quilt, and one of the things I unearthed there was the foundation papers, templates, and precut fabrics for the next block of my son Anders' "Beware the Ishmaelites ...

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March 6, 2020
Blocks done … from Quilting and More...

A couple of weeks ago I showed you the beginnings of a new quilt, called Interwoven, that I’m making. I’m very relieved to have finished making all of my strip sets (should I admit how tired I am of making strip sets?) and also all of the blocks necessary for the quilt top. Yay! There are […]

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February 22, 2020
Interwoven from Quilting and More...

I saw a quilt at my local quilt shop and couldn’t get it out of my mind. I love the soft colors and the interest and movement created in the way the blocks are put together. It’s a departure from the very colorful quilts that were my last couple of projects, but I do like […]

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February 12, 2020
Machine Quilting......Rayon Threads from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I decided to play with Rayon Threads today...



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I made up a quick sandwich with some

of my purple hand dyed fabric...





This is about a half yard in size.

I am using fusible fleece for batting.





I am working on my Bernina Artista 200






I am using an 80/12 teflon coated needle.

The rayon thread is quilting out beautifully.






Nearly done and the thread has 

held up nicely....no shredding or breakage.





Robison-Anton Rayon Thread



This was so much fun,

I want to do more...


I am deciding on a second thread color

to do some ...

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February 11, 2020
How to Machine Quilt the Scalloped Heart Motif from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we are going to learn how to machine quilt the Scalloped Heart Motif. It’s a great motif for Valentine’s Day.  It’s also a perfect motif  to add to quilts any time you want to stitch in a little love.    Of course, we always want to add love to our quilts……

The post How to Machine Quilt the Scalloped Heart Motif appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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February 5, 2020
Card coasters from Quilting and More...

I came across a design at San Francisco Stitch Company that I knew it was perfect for a friend who likes to play cards. The coasters stitched out quickly and just as nicely as my previous projects from that site have done, and I’m quite happy with the result. Now it’s back to a hand […]

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January 11, 2020
Card case from Quilting and More...

This morning I was talking to my sister and mentioned that I really did need a new case for the cards I carry in my purse. After our chat, I went to a lecture presentation at “my” quilt shop, Quiltique. Guess what the lecture was about! Talk about perfect timing — we had a demonstration […]

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January 3, 2020
An Interview With: Linda Nitzen from Terificreations's Weblog

Sometimes when you meet a person there is something that simply clicks. I met Linda Nitzen, who was with Sizzix at that time, at a Quilt Market in Houston with Jake Finch, and Tracy Mooney. After a bit of texting between Jake and Linda, we, Tracy, Jake and I went down to the lobby of… Continue reading An Interview With: Linda Nitzen

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