Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!
Today we are going to learn how to create a doodle envelope!
As you have heard me say hundreds of times–the fastest way to improve your quilting is to doodle!
When you doodle on an envelope you will need to doodle around shapes–just like you do when machine quilting. Perfect practice!!!
How to Create the Doodle Envelope
Begin by drawing two simple shapes for the address and the return address.
I like to make these lines fairly bold.
Choose a Motif or Two
Next, choose a motif to fill in around the two shapes. In the above card, I added “stitching lines” around the edge and decorative lines around the center shapes before I filled in the rest of the envelope.
Look through your quilt books for motif and pattern ideas.
May I suggest Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 and More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3?! They’re a great resource for motifs!!!
You might like to try:
Don’t Stop with Just One!
Once you get started, you won’t want to stop.
Creating doodle envelopes is fun and great quilting practice!!!!
Send The Happy Couple a Card
Faye and Steve would LOVE to receive one of your doodle envelope creations! (They’d love a blank card, too-no pressure LOL)
If YOU would like to send the honeymooners a note, the address is:
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Janke
c/o Lori Kennedy Quilts
PO Box 423
Bayport, MN 55003
One More Thing–The Stamp
One of my new hobbies is stamp collecting. More on that coming soon.
Don’t miss the opportunity to add a cool stamp!
What about YOU?
Do YOU have a pen-pal?
Do you LOVE to doodle?
Would YOUR sweetheart or pen-pal LOVE a doodled envelope?
When is the last time you sent a message snail-mail?
We’d LOVE to hear!
YOUR happy quiltoodler,
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