Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!
One of my goals for 2019 is to work larger. Now that I have a sit-down long arm, the BERNINA Q20 (more on that later this week), I want to see how my motifs translate to large-scale patterns.
MOVE OVER MOOD BOARD
I have two large framed corkboards in my sewing room. The boards double as design walls and vision boards.
In other words, when I am not designing a quilt, they are filled with photos, magazine clippings, fabric swatches, and other inspirations.
This week, I replaced the clippings with a sheet of brown kraft paper.
To doodle the large version of The Honeycomb, begin with vertical pencil lines two inches apart.
Add the design with a marker. Stand back from the wall and get your entire arm moving–(that way we can call this exercise!?)
THE SET UP
You don’t need a bulletin board to doodle large–any wall and a little tape will work!
Wrapping paper is a great substitute for kraft paper. Many rolls have a grid on the back–even better!
A GREAT QUILTING EXERCISE! (My kind of workout!)
Doodling large does two things:
it helps plan quilt designs and
develop the muscle memory for quilting large-scale motifs.
LET’S GET QUILTING!
I’m going straight to my sewing machine!
What about YOU?
Are YOU ready to doodle?
Are YOU ready to quilt?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Quilt Exercise Coach,
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