Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!
It’s time to pour yourself a cup of tea and join me for a little morning (doodle) exercise.
Today’s lesson: Echo Doodling…just like Echo Quilting!
Begin by drawing a square or rectangle to contain a shape…
Then add a simple shape. Draw anything from a triangle to a flower.
Next, echo all the way around the shape.
To fill the entire square, start in one area and echo the shape all the way to the edge. Move to the next section and fill that area all the way to the edge.
Continue in this way to fill the space.
If there are any trapped areas (like the space between the leaf and the lower flower petals, go back and fill them in as well.
Try another shape, perhaps a small cottage…
After echo stitching several times, add another element to fill to the edges.
Or a pumpkin…Everything looks better with echo doodling!
Just like everything looks better with echo quilting!
Remember, if you can’t doodle it, you can’t quilt it!
Give this a try on paper, then choose one of your designs to quilt this week.
Next time, we’ll look at how to echo stitch when there are several shapes within one square–it’s a little trickier!
(That’s my (weak) attempt at written echoing.)
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9 responses to “Echo Doodling”
I am sitting with a coffee practising this now…now….now…..lol
How’s it going…going…goin?
Oh my! You have me laughing. Okay – off to doodle. Thank you Lori – I’m learning new things.
OK, I’m drinking, drinking, drinking my coffee, coffee, coffee, with pen, pen, pen and paper, paper, paper. I am ready, ready, ready to doddle, doddle, doddle, doddle, doddle, doddle, doddle… :-))
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I love this, can’t wait to try it
Lori, I read through all the steps for doodling before quilting and tomorrow I’m going to go buy the supplies I need to start doodling. I was so intimidated by it but after going through your tutorials, I’m ready to try it. Your an amazing instructor thank you for making them available for everyone. I will let you know how it goes.
I’m so glad! Once you get hooked…you may curse me! LOL! Please let us know how it’s proceeding!