Yesterday we worked on a basic motif–A Mushroom for Rose.
The key to smooth quilting is to doodle the motif many, many times. The repetition creates the muscle memory required for smooth quilting, but it does much more…
It helps you create variations, and variety is what turns a basic mushroom into a magic mushroom!
If you are really creative, you may even create dancing mushrooms! Thank you, Susan for sharing this Fantasia link to mushrooms dancing to the Nutcracker Suite!
Last week we quilted a basic airplane and many of you saw the potential to change the motif to whales or fish or other things! Doodling will help you work out these ideas!
So when you can’t get to your sewing machine-Doodle!
When you are stuck in a dull meeting–Doodle!
When you are watching TV–Doodle!
YOU will be amazed at how much better your quilting will be and you will begin to create your own designs!
All good designs start with a doodle!
What about YOU?
How many times do you doodle a motif before you stitch it?
Do YOU ever try to create variations of a basic motif?
What’s YOUR favorite doodle?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Happy Quoodling (quilt+doodling)
PRE-ORDERS OF MY SECOND BOOK!
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