I hope you had fun doodling Christmas trees last week. Trees are a simple design and can be decorated in so many ways.
This week, let’s combine the trees in compositions to create either a quilt block or a whole cloth doodle quilt!
The easiest composition is one central motif with a background.
Choose one motif to fill in the tree and one for the background. Add a third motif in the foreground for more depth.
Try a few gumdrops for brain fuel…I think peppermint is supposed to make one smarter? (The things that make one more creative aren’t very healthy!)
Create a horizontal composition by doodling a row of trees and several rows of other motifs.
Another one of my favorite compositions is the radiating composition.
The most complex looking is the overlapping horizontal composition.
It looks complicated, but it is easy!
First add the lowest row of trees.
Add a wavy line that connects just below the tip of each tree.
Draw the second row of trees on that line.
Repeat with as many rows as needed to fill the page.
Once you have the basic composition doodled, decorate the trees and the background.
When you run out of candy…well, the gig is up!
So either buy a big bag of gumdrops or chew slowly!
Remember, if you have fun when you’re quilting, your quilts will be fun!
I’ve got to go for a walk…
Your candy hound quilter,
(My Craftsy video: Divide and Conquer-Creative Quilting for Any Space includes several compositional styles and examples of quilts in each style.)
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