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!

 

Doodle, Quilt, Doodle Method

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy, Flowers

Good Morning, Quilters!

WILL THERE BE MACHINE QUILTING 4-5-6???

Only Martingale knows for sure….

I am over at Stitch This! –the Martingale blog-discussing THE Book and a little of how it came to be, my vision for the book, etc….I would LOVE it if you would join us there!  Leave a comment for the Martingale peeps–they are a friendly, chatty group and they LOVE to talk to quilters!  (Especially friends of The Inbox Jaunt!)

HOW TO GET STARTED

For those of you who have your books….

May I recommend the Doodle-Quilt-Doodle Method?

Choose a motif that is calling your name and begging to be stitched…

Doodle it until you don’t need to look at the page anymore.

Doodles, Lori Kennedy

 

Then stitch the pattern a few times on a practice piece.  Once you stitch the motif, you’ll get a better feel for stitching order, stopping points, etc…

Doodle some more…(Doodle the motif until you will dream about it tonight…)

And then you are ready!  Stitch it into a quilt.  Once you do that,

YOU OWN IT!

Put it in your personal workbasket..

AND

Choose another motif to 

Doodle-Stitch-Doodle!

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy, Flowers

What book, YOU ask?

So glad you did…

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

Check YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP! or

Order autographed copies from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon HERE (available in Print and Kindle!)

Happy Stitching!

Quilt-a-Doodle-Do!!!

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!

Half an Apple-Doodle Lessons

 

How to doodle an apple

Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers (Sometimes known as Quoodlers)!

Welcome to another episode in the very important (and sometimes serious) series, Better Quilting Through Doodling.

If you’re new here at The Inbox Jaunt, you may want to check out some of our Doodle Lessons HERE.

Doodling is an essential part of machine quilting. 

If  your doodles are smooth, your quilting line will be smooth….and, unfortunately, vice versa…

You must be able to doodle a motif on paper — in order to be able to quilt it on fabric.

Apple, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

MACHINE QUILTING AN APPLE

The Tuesday Tutorial this week was The Sweetheart Apple-an adorable fall motif.

So let’s doodle our way through the Apple (we’ll doodle the embellishment another day.)

DOODLE-A-DAY-KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

Begin by doodling the left side of the Apple many, many times.

Draw along the bottom line and the draw the letter “C” from the bottom to the top.

Add a slight “dip” at the top of the “C” –as the core of the apple.

How to doodle an apple

Next, doodle the right side of the Apple,  start from the top and doodle a backward “C”.

Trace along the bottom line.

Some of mine look kind of weird…

How to doodle an apple

Don’t stop at one page…doodle as many pages as it takes to get the feeling of it.

It would not be unusual for me to doodle a motif 100 times…

How to doodle an apple

Once you get the feel of the motif (you’re developing muscle memory here), put the two sides of the Apple together in a fluid movement if possible.  (Starting to look delicious and nutritious!)

How to doodle an apple

Once you have the basic Apple, then the fun begins with leaves and hearts and flowers…

How to doodle an apple

And taffy and nuts and….

How to doodle an apple

Happy Quoodling!

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!