A Quick Doodle Challenge

Doodles, Flowers

Good Morning, Quilters!

A quick review of a doodle challenge we first tried almost two years ago….

Glue a piece of your favorite fabric onto a sheet of paper.

Use the lines as inspiration and create your own design.  Continue some of the lines, echo other lines and mirror image some of the shapes.

This is a fun way to get your pen moving and enjoy your fabric scraps.

Work quickly–in other words, don’t think too much. Work intuitively.

If you have time, try a second fabric or stitch your design.

Better Quilting Through Doodling!

 

Happy Doodling!

Fare the well, fare the well…

Lori

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Throwback Thursday Doodles

Doodle Lessons: The Scallop

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’m off on a quilting jaunt–to International Quilt Market in St. Louis, Missouri!

I will be signing books, demonstrating machine quilting and recording a short video clip.

In addition, I will be scoping out all the news we can use!  (including the scoop on Titanium needles…)

Now you didn’t think I would leave YOU without homework, did YOU?

I think it would be a great time to do a throwback doodle exercise:  The Scallop

Doodle Lessons:  The Scallop

Doodle Lessons: The Scallop

Hope YOU have a quilting jaunt coming soon!

It’s always inspiring to see what others are creating!

Your intrepid reporter,

Lori

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

Doodle Quilt Design

Doodle Quilt Design, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

It’s been a long time since we doodled!  I’ve been spending a lot of creative energy on a big project…I’ll tell you more tomorrow…consequently,

I haven’t been doing my doodling homework!

I hope YOU have been doodling!

DOODLING A BABY QUILT

All good quilting begins with a plan.

And a lot of doodling!

I recently designed a stitched a baby quilt for my friend’s granddaughter.  

After filling pages and pages, this was my final “draft”.  I still made a lot of changes in the final quilt, but I started with this basic framework and idea.

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

DOODLING YOUR OWN QUILT

Today’s Doodle Lesson…

Start with a basic framework–just four wavy lines.

Doodle Quilt Design, Lori Kennedy

Double up a few of the lines–or all of them.

Doodle Quilt Design, Lori Kennedy

Then choose some of your favorite motifs and start filling in the lines.

Don’t over think it…

Doodle Quilt Design, Lori Kennedy

Once you have one draft completed, see what works and what you’d might want to change.

And start another…

Doodle Quilt Design, Lori Kennedy

And another,

And another,

The first one is almost NEVER the best one!

Are YOU inspired to quilt one?

We’d LOVE to hear!

And to see!

Have fun doodling–and don’t be afraid to ruin a few pages in your sketchbook!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!