Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers (Sometimes known as Quoodlers)!
Welcome to another episode in the very important (and sometimes serious) series, Better Quilting Through Doodling.
If you’re new here at The Inbox Jaunt, you may want to check out some of our Doodle Lessons HERE.
Doodling is an essential part of machine quilting.
If your doodles are smooth, your quilting line will be smooth….and, unfortunately, vice versa…
You must be able to doodle a motif on paper — in order to be able to quilt it on fabric.
MACHINE QUILTING AN APPLE
The Tuesday Tutorial this week was The Sweetheart Apple-an adorable fall motif.
So let’s doodle our way through the Apple (we’ll doodle the embellishment another day.)
DOODLE-A-DAY-KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
Begin by doodling the left side of the Apple many, many times.
Draw along the bottom line and the draw the letter “C” from the bottom to the top.
Add a slight “dip” at the top of the “C” –as the core of the apple.
Next, doodle the right side of the Apple, start from the top and doodle a backward “C”.
Trace along the bottom line.
Some of mine look kind of weird…
Don’t stop at one page…doodle as many pages as it takes to get the feeling of it.
It would not be unusual for me to doodle a motif 100 times…
Once you get the feel of the motif (you’re developing muscle memory here), put the two sides of the Apple together in a fluid movement if possible. (Starting to look delicious and nutritious!)
Once you have the basic Apple, then the fun begins with leaves and hearts and flowers…
And taffy and nuts and….
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