Just days to go before St. Valentine’s Day…chocolates, roses, love letters, hearts….
This tutorial is called “The Doodle Heart” because I have been doodling this motif forever..long before I tried quilting!
Doodles make great quilt motifs because they are already hard-wired into our brain…
THE DOODLE HEART TUTORIAL
When first learning this motif, you may want to draw a few lines to get the proportions right.
The Doodle Heart is a square motif. Start with any size square that fits YOUR quilt and then divide it into quadrants.
The full squares in this tutorial are 2 inches by 2 inches and then subdivided into 1 inch quadrants.
Begin stitching on the lower middle line. Stitch out toward (but not quite touching the outer right edge. (The widest part of the heart should be near the midline.) Spiral in-keeping the curve inside the upper right quadrant.
NOTE-Add more than one row of echo stitching around the heart to increase the size.
Have fun with this–or Stitch YOUR OWN DOODLE! We’d love to see it!
Later this week: My 2015 Valentine Mini Quilt with lots of Doodle Hearts…
Tomorrow: The MYSTERY…The Picture is Coming Together…
Thursday— “Tension Troubleshooting” article…I hope to have this ready by Thursday???
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