Does a Clean Sewing Room Improve Creativity?

LoriKennedy, FMQGood Morning, Quilters!

One of my tasks this past November and December was to clear out the stacks of practice pieces, tutorials, and unfinished quilts that clutter my sewing room.  (Make room for the NEW!)Quilt Practice SandwichesI chose several to use as the starting point for “Doodle Quilts”.

This quilt began as a test fabric–a quilt sandwich I leave by sewing machine to test new motifs, threads and my sewing machine tension.LoriKennedy, FMQIt’s not perfect…some tension issues here and there…LoriKennedy, FMQHowever, now that it’s finished and bound…I can use it

It’s so much better than collecting dust on my sewing room floor!LoriKennedy, FMQI have lots more where these came from…if anyone is interested in a few to jump-start their own Doodle Quilt–contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.

Two things that improve creativity:  a clean space and a “jump-start” new supply…(I’m not trying to clutter YOUR space…!)

More-cleaning-to-go,

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!

Step by Step: From Doodle to Quilt

PurpleDoodleQuilt.LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.004Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

Remember this doodle exercise from last Thursday?

Circle Doodles, LKennedyI couldn’t resist the question:  Can this doodle become a quilt?

I did not trace the page of doodles…the idea was enough.

Instead, I used these circle templates–purchase at an office supply store-to compose right on my fabric.

Lori Kennedy The Inbox Jaunt CirclesI stitched all of the circles in dark purple thread. Aurifil 50 wt cotton

Aurifil 50 wt cotton was perfect!

And of course, I was stitching on my domestic sewing machine–the lovely BERNINA 770QE.

Lori Kennedy The Inbox Jaunt Circles

LKennedy CirclesOnce the circles were complete, I changed to a heavier weight, white thread–Superior’s Magnifico.

Superior's Magnifico Thread

I stitched flowers into all of the circles.Lori Kennedy The Inbox Jaunt CirclesNext, I used Pixelles–from Signature–in a variegated purple to fill in between the flowers!PurpleDoodleQuilt.LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.007

 

LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.FMQThis was finished in a flash–because the ideas were all worked out in the DOODLING PHASE!!

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MORE THAN ONE WAY TO QUILT A DOODLE

Today’s step by step of how to quilt a doodle is just ONE way this doodle could have been interpreted.

What about YOU?  Have you stitched any of your doodles?

We’d love to HEAR–and love to SEE!

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!

 

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!