Good Morning, Quilters!
Today I would like to continue with Throwback Thursday (and #flowersinwinter–yes, it’s STILL winter in Minnesota.)
Nearly three years ago, I noticed my doodles were all converging on a scribbled circle flower.
I remember dropping whatever I was doing (probably dusting or exercising–something where I have a hair-trigger for distraction…) and dashing off to stitch the red quilt above.
I used whatever thread was in my machine.
I didn’t bother to iron the fabric.
I just had to see whether or not this idea would work on fabric.
I stitched very quickly–afraid the idea was fleeting…and this is the result.
It was very different from anything I had ever quilted before, but I realized I wanted to explore the concept more…
I made this slightly more controlled version of the Lollipop Flower Quilt:
I’ve even stitched my daughter’s doodles: (See Nora’s Rose free motion quilt tutorial.)
QUILTING YOUR DOODLES
What about you? Have you tried quilting YOUR doodles? I’m pretty sure everyone has at least one doodle…
The trick is to stitch fast–that forces your left brain (critical thinking) to be quiet…
Make sure you ALWAYS have three or four quilt sandwiches at the ready for when inspiration strikes!
Even if it’s messy, it will still have PERSONALITY…
Happy Doodling, Happy Stitching
You might also like The Spiral Lollipop tutorial
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, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
PPS…This quilt was stitched on a Bernina 150 using Aurifil cotton and Sulky Rayon.