Doodle Challenge

Doodle Lessons, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

Have YOU been doodling? See Doodle Exercises HERE.

Do YOU have a doodle notebook?

Do YOU collect your favorite doodles?

My Doodle notebooks are my greatest source of inspiration.  Most of my doodles aren’t very nice, but every so often…a real gem emerges.  Sometimes I don’t recognize the potential of a doodle until I review my notebook months later.

Circle Doodles, LKennedy

DOODLE CHALLENGE

Today I have a little challenge for you.

Look through all of your doodles.

Choose one or two of YOUR doodles and design a nine inch quilt block.

Keep it simple.

Doodles, LKennedy

Start stitching!

Use thread to enhance your design.  

Remember:  Contrasting thread will show off a design, 

                       Matching thread will appear as texture.

Can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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!

 

Let’s Doodle a Circle Composition

Circle Doodles, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

Today is Thursday, and as we get ready for the busy weekend, let’s add a notepad and a few pens to our bags so we can squeeze in a little doodling!

Even if you are very busy…

There’s always time to doodle!

Today we are going to create a composition with circles.

Start by drawing a large square or a rectangle on your paper.

Search out a few circle templates in your house…

Spools of thread, CDs or DVDs, lids to plastic containers, cups and saucers…

I also use a set of circle templates I found at an office supply store.

START TRACING

Trace the circles in a random order.  For the first composition, don’t overlap any of the circles.

Circle Doodles, LKennedyNext, overlap a few of the circles.Circle Doodles, LKennedyThen fill in the whole page with circles…

Circle Doodles, LKennedyOnce you have several pages of Circles… consider making copies of your favorites by tracing or at your local office supply.

Now the real fun begins…Use your markers and start filling in the circles and the spaces.

Don’t limit yourself to flowers…Circle Doodles, LKennedy

Who needs adult coloring books when you can doodle!

See all the Doodle Tutorials HERE

I wanna doodle-all-day!

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!

A Doodle Exercise–How to Design a Free Motion Quilt Block

Heart Doodles

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

This is a page in one of my (many) sketchbooks.

I sketch almost every day for at least a few minutes.  Mostly doodling…After a while (this may take days, weeks, months)  the doodles converge on a motif or and idea and a quilt idea takes root...

For me the Creative Process of developing a quilt or quilt motif is always the same:

  • Scribble
  • Doodle
  • Ideas Converge
  • Quilt Idea
  • Sketch Several Variations
  • Stitch the Quilt

TODAY’S DOODLE EXERCISE:

  • Begin with a square and then draw a larger square around it….
  • Most people doodle a motif or two…Take that motif (or-pick a pattern you have been practicing from the Tuesday Tutorials HERE)
  • Add your motif in different sizes within the two squares.
  • Add some upside down motifs.
  • Add half motifs..
  • Try to fill the entire space
  • Modify the motif to add interest…
  • Now use another sheet of paper and do it again…
  • Divide the space into rectangles or triangles…

Heart Doodles

Once you have a few ideas sketched…give them  a whirl on a piece of fabric…(and send me a photo!)

Pretty soon you’ll be writing your own “Tuesday Tutorials” and Guest Posting at The Inbox Jaunt…then I can retire….?!

Lori

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