How to Doodle and Quilt a Bouquet of Flowers
Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!
Today we have an example of how to doodle and quilt a bouquet of flowers.
YOU doodle, right!? If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you are sure to know that I consider it one of the most important things you can do as a quilter!
If you are a quilter–you must become a doodler!!! (and if you are a doodler–perhaps it’s time to become a quilter!?)
Before I go on, a quick announcement….
Let’s Meet up at Quilt Expo!
If you are attending WI quilt expo this week, we would LOVE to meet YOU!
Faye and I will be in the food court around 3:00 on Thursday -(Following my class, Easy Machine Quilting)
We would love to meet YOU and talk about quilting, doodling, Bears v. Packers, see what you have bought at the show, family…
I’ll look for YOU–and YOU look for us!
Back to How to Doodle and Quilt a Bouquet of Flowers
I am not exaggerating when I say I doodle a motif hundreds of times before I sit down to stitch!
Hundreds of times doesn’t take that long. I doodle a few minutes here and there. I doodled these flowers while watching TV one night. (along with a lot of doodles that went straight to recycling.)
Doodling helps you create smoother stitching lines!
Doodle and Quilt Flowers Challenge
Today, I would like to challenge you to doodle and quilt a flower motif.
Choose flowers and leaves from the Flower and Leaf Motif Collection
Create your own bouquet by using a combination of motifs together.
Then stitch your favorite!
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There are more leaves and flowers in my books:
9 responses to “How to Doodle and Quilt a Bouquet of Flowers”
Wow, that is beautiful! I need to try doodling more, but I don’t think I have your talent for drawing!
LOLOL! I can’t draw at all!! But I do love to doodle!
Those round petaled flowers are my most favorite kind for art, etc. !! Is your doodle pad ready for Downton Abbey time? LOL…
PS best gift for our adult granddaughter who draws her embroidery designs.. electric pencil sharpener.
That’s inspiring. When will the release of your 3rd book Lori? I’m really looking forward to it.
I’m a new reader of your blog, so you may have explained this before… Do you draw/transfer your doodles to your quilt before free motion quilting? Or do you quilt just by looking at your doodles? I have heard that doodling transfers muscle memory but that’s not working very well for me yet!
I do not transfer the lines. I doodled until I can create the motif fluently. Marking a quilt is one of my least favorite things to do!
This is one of my favorites ever. Flowers are what I doodle the most and am able to freehand them on my longarm. Not as skilled at free motion because I don’t practice enough.
Thanks Susie!! Your work is beautiful! You are more diversified than I am!
Beautiful doodles! Thank you for sharing. Do you use some type of stabilizer on the back of your fabric to prevent puckering?