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!

Doodle the Wind

Wind, Machine Quilting, Doodles

Good Morning, Quilters!

It’s a windy day here in Minnesota!

But the waves don’t stop the boaters out on our 10,000 lakes!

Let’s join the fun by doodling!

Wind, Machine Quilting, Doodles

Doodles:

The Wind

The Wave

perhaps YOU would like to add a Sailboat?

Wind, Machine Quilting, Doodles

I doodled large Waves and Wind and then added closely spaced filler…

Be sure to check out the tutorials–there are some “tricks” to stitching these gorgeous motifs!!

Wind, Machine Quilting, Doodles

I just had to splash it onto some fabric…

Wind, Machine Quilting, Doodles

Love it!   (looks a little odd with the Snowman in the upper right corner-LOL)

I think we’re onto something…

What about YOU?

What’s on YOUR doodle pad today?  Anything worth trying to stitch?

How’s the weather in your parts?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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!