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!

 

Whimsical Doodles

Good morning, Quilters and Doodlers! I have a new project…as if I needed one… I just signed up for Joanne Sharpe’s class:  Artfully Inspired 2016 It is filled with Doodling and Lettering and lots of new art supplies! –I couldn’t … Continue reading

Envelope Doodles

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers, and Letter-Writers (snail mail, that is!)

When is the last time YOU received a hand-written letter?

Perhaps a better question to ask…When is the last time YOU wrote a hand written letter?

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

The art of letter writing is on the decline (along with cursive…)

It’s too bad because it is such a gracious gift to give and to receive.

(BTW-I have a relative whose 365 challenge for 2016 is to write a letter every day!)

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Perhaps we would be more interested in writing letters if we remembered it can be a creative endeavor.

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

So pull out your envelopes and a red pen or marker.

Doodle Nora’s Rose (above)  or Faye’s Flower (below)  or any of YOUR doodles.

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy…and send your Mom, Dad, sister, brother, cousin, friend….a hand written letter in a decorated envelope.

Who do YOU know that needs a little pick-me-up?

Send them the gracious gift of your time.

For advice on letter writing, you might like:  How to Write Letters:  A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolatory Etiquette from 1876  ( I especially like #4-Blots and Interlineations.)Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

May ALL your endeavors reflect YOUR creativity!

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!