Doodle Holly for Best Machine Quilting Results

How to Doodle Holly, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’m soooo far behind!  After our trip to Chicago, I used all my creative energy (and physical energy) decorating the house for Christmas.  My husband and I are crazy about Christmas. We have an entire storage room dedicated to lights, wreaths, candles, ornaments, linens, art work, vases………..That’s a lot of trips up and down the stairs!

Unfortunately, I did not get to the Tuesday Tutorial….

Fortunately,  BERNINA’s blog, We All Sew is featuring my Pine Bough and Holly tutorial today-including a short video of the stitching process.

It’s fun to watch and I think it is very helpful for many people to see the video as well as to have the step-outs.

How to Doodle Holly, Lori Kennedy

DOODLE FIRST

Of course, you should DOODLE FIRST!

Doodling is the fastest way to learn a motif and create the muscle memory required for smooth stitching.

If you hesitate for a fraction of a second while stitching-the line will be less fluid.

The more you doodle, the better your quilting will look!

How to Doodle Holly, Lori Kennedy

Once you know how to doodle the Holly and Pine Bough, use the motif to decorate your notepad, or Christmas packages, or stationery….

How to Doodle Holly, Lori Kennedy

Remember when it comes to doodling, 

and candy and people and presents and Christmas decorations

The More, The Merrier!

Signed,

Lori Claus

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!

New Respect for Doodling

 

House Doodles

Good Morning, Quilter-Doodlers!

I love it when I see articles about Doodling in major publications like the Wall Street Journal HERE.  Finally–doodling is getting the respect it deserves.  It has been shown to improve focus and memory!

Of course, that’s not why we doodle…

Sewing Doodles

We don’t care about focus and memory…not as much as we care about…

QUILTS!

Doodles, Quilts, Flowers

And we all know that doodling is the fastest way to improve our machine quilting!

Don’t know how to get started?

Start with our FREE Doodle Lessons HERE

Circle Doodles

What about YOU?

Do YOU have a “Doodle Testimonial” you could share?

Are YOU interested in more “Doodle Lessons” this fall?

Do YOU doodle every day?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Quoodles and Toodles,

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 to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

 

Collect YOUR Motifs! Doodle Thursday

Doodle Cards, Lori Kennedy, Free Motion Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers, and Zentanglers!

Have you ever sat down at your sewing machine and been at a loss for what motif to quilt?

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In my new Craftsy class, Machine Quilting Techniques:  From Doodle to Design, I recommend that you follow along with pen in hand to practice the motifs while I draw them and again when I stitch them.  Once you are confident with doodling the motif, use a white gel pen to doodle the motif onto colored card stock (available at most craft stores).

Doodle Cards, Lori Kennedy, Free Motion Quilting

By placing notecards in a ring, you can shuffle through them, and choose a few at a time to get started with the design process.

Add more cards as you master more motifs.

Doodle Cards, Lori Kennedy, Free Motion Quilting

And of course….YOU know where to find lots of motifs!

Please post photos of YOUR notecards on Facebook (and tag The Inbox Jaunt), on Instagram #quiltwithlori    #EasyFMQ  @theinboxjaunt and on the Craftsy platform—your fellow students would LOOOOVE to see them—and so would I!

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!