Good Morning, Quilters!
Today we have a little diversion from quilting-we’re block printing doodles!
Last week, I was in Wisconsin for a quilting retreat with my sisters and friends. (We’ve been going to the same retreat for over twenty years.) We quilt all day and late into the evening, but after awhile I needed a break from my sewing machine.
I decided to use my doodled motifs in a new way.
Block Print Doodles
Recently, I watched a Creativebug video -(Katherine Watson Block Printing) and couldn’t wait to make a few quilting motif block prints.
Once you learn how to doodle a motif, there are many ways you can use it!
Speedy Cut is easy to carve–much easier than linoleum-if you’ve ever tried that!
I used water soluble red block printing ink to print onto card stock.
I couldn’t stop with one….
Next, I tried The Spiral Lollipop Flower–A Tutorial
(The Spiral Lollipop and other flowers are available in Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3)
Here’s a sneak preview of Tom the Turkey–a machine quilting tutorial coming soon!
More Designs Coming Soon
Block printing doodles is really fun! I just ordered another set of blocks in different sizes…
If YOU decide to try block printing, you might want to get a starter set which includes the rubber (linoleum), cutters, black ink, a brayer and an instruction booklet.
Block Printing on Fabric
So far, I have been block printing doodles on paper with water-soluble ink.
Next, I’m going to try printing on fabric with oil-based ink.
What about YOU?
Have YOU ever tried block printing doodles?
Did YOU make stationery and notecards?
What is YOUR favorite motif?
Which motif would YOU like to see as a block print?
We’d LOVE to know!
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