Quilt YOUR Doodle

Sunflower Quilt, FMQGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

For the last two weeks we have seen how to take a Doodle and turn it into a quilt.

We used Circles to create this adorable floral quilt:

LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.FMQThen we used Wavy Lines to create the Little Village Quilt:

Home Town Quilt, LKennedy

This Sunflower quilt is a sampler of quilt motifs using a Medallion Composition.  (Learn more about Medallion Compositions in my Craftsy video  (50% off HERE)

Sunflower Quilt, FMQ

All of my quilts begin as doodles–though not all of the quilt is doodled first–usually just a basic idea.

Sunflower Quilt, FMQSo YOUR challenge this week is to quilt one of YOUR doodles!

Sunflower Quilt, FMQ

It doesn’t have to BE anything…just try one of YOUR doodles and see how it looks in thread.

I have stacks of practice doodles.  Some show promise for a bigger quilt…others are just part of the learning curve.

Quilt Practice Sandwiches

So when I say “The Little Village quilt only took me ONE HOUR to quilt”…what I really mean is…

Doodle, FMQ


This quilt took me twenty years of Free Motion Quilting practice PLUS one hour to quilt!


NOTE-The Sunflower quilt was stitched on my old BERNINA 150 with Aurifil cotton 28wt and Sulky Rayon 40wt thread.

Sunflower Quilt, FMQ

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15 thoughts on “Quilt YOUR Doodle

  1. I used the lines and circles motif in a recent charity quilt with a fish theme. I find it hard to get the control I want on larger pieces. I do have a HQ mid arm machine, but still, control on the bulk of a big quilt challenges me.

  2. I love all your little quilts, they just keep getting better and better! Doodling is so key to have good success because it will just flow naturally when you sit down at the sewing machine. Thank you for giving us so many inspiring ideas.

  3. I love, love, love your sunflowers! The textures are sensational! I can’t wait to doodle my version (although I can’t compete), I AM inspired!

  4. I LOVE your post. You are so clever and you have inspired me so many times. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent with us.
    Pam from Canada

  5. I loved the line that said “20 years of FMQ”. That is very encouraging as I begin to FMQ and doodle. I am a dedicated follower!

  6. Recently as I was researching for quilting patterns I came across doodling which I was never interested in doing. Although I’ve been following your blog well over a yr, I had not noticed you doodle till recently. Maybe it’s like not noticing a certain car until you drive it. With the You – tube Zentangles directions I’ve become very interested and now find myself doodling when bored. I now need to accept your challenge & put it to cloth. Thank you so much for your inspiring blog.

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