Quilt-a-Doodle

Doodle.FMQGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

I hope you are making good progress with your doodles!?

I just wanted to pop in and show you that doodles can become quilts…

Doodle.FMQIt’s even more fun to stitch Messy Spirals than it is to doodle them!

Doodle.FMQDon’t feel any pressure to stitch YOUR doodles–that might inhibit your creative process…on the other hand if the mood strikes–QUILT-A-DOODLE!

Lori

PS…This Quilt-a-Doodle was stitched with Superior’s Magnifico, trilobal polyester on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin on my Bernina 820 (a domestic sewing machine) on Warm and Natural batting, Kaufman Kona cotton…

PPS…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 lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Doodle Lesson Two: Messy Lines

Doodle LessonsGood Morning, Quilters Doodlers!

Welcome back to Doodle Lessons!

JUST MINUTES A DAY

Whether your goal is to be a better quilter or more skilled at drawing…You’ve come to the right place! By practicing every day (at least 15 minutes) YOU will get better!

AND you don’t have to go to bed 15 minutes later or get up earlier–doodling can be done in “stolen moments”…while on the phone, waiting in a car, watching TV.   So NO EXCUSES for developing a “Doodle Habit”!

Doodle LessonsLIMITS

It often spurs creativity to limit some aspect of the process.  Last week we limited ourselves to circles–see Doodle Lesson One:  Messy Circles.

This week, we are adding Messy Lines.

  • Scribble up and down.
  • Make the lines bigger and smaller.
  • Change directions (first photo above)

Doodle LessonsThen add Messy Circles…

What does that look like?

Flowers?

Doodle LessonsSee if you can make it look even more like a field of flowers:

Doodle LessonsTry to make new combinations:

Doodle LessonsBy working on what seems like scribbles, patterns and associations emerge…

Watch for those new patterns…be mindful of the new designs…

That is the creative process at work… YOU are building CREATIVE MUSCLES!

Keep at the doodling…even when it seems meaningless.  If it’s not fun…try a new pad of paper or new pens, pencils, markers…Turn ON your creativity!

SCRIBBLE!

Tomorrow:  A Scribbled Quilt!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images, and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt.  Feel free to Pin, Share, Tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Dandelion Quilt

Dandelion QuiltOnce I got going with the dandelion motif, (See Tuesday’s Tutorial:  The Dandelion)  I just couldn’t stop!

Dandelion QuiltI planned to fill this in with heavy quilting (like the Quilted Notions)…though now that I see it on my computer, I’m not so sure.  Maybe, I’ll make this both ways…with heavy quilting and without so we can do side-by-side comparisons…

Dandelion QuiltI’m always telling YOU to do samples…I guess this is my chance to do some!

What about YOU?  Have you done any quilted gardening yet?

TOMORROW–We will be continuing our Doodle Lessons…Have you been doodling?  Time to make a new habit!

Lori

PS…This quilt was stitched on my BERNINA 820 with Superior’s Magnifico trilobal polyester on top and Aurifil cotton in the bobbin.  Kaufman Kona fabric and Warm and Natural cotton batting.

PPS…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 reblog, share or Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!