Good Morning, Quilters!
Today we are going to learn to doodle scallops!
Doodling is the fastest way to become a better quilter!
Doodling helps build muscle memory and muscle memory allows you to quilt smoother lines. When you haven’t developed the muscle memory before quilting, you will hesitate when you stitch parts of a motif. Microsecond pauses lead to irregular stitching lines.
We will call this series Better Quilting Through Doodling.
Every Thursday we will have a new lesson. Today we will learn to doodle scallops. Next week, we will learn a variation of scallops.
Each lesson will build on the next.
How to Doodle
I recommend that you start with a pen or marker and lined paper. Find a comfortable position to doodle. I like to doodle while I watch TV, with my notepad propped on a pillow.
Start by following the prompts, then see where your pen takes you!
The Scallop Doodle
Scallops are an easy doodle. Doodle them upside down and right side up.
Try different ways to connect the scallops.
Then play with the scallops. Try different combinations and a variety of sizes. Try scallops on scallops.
When you’re ready, check out these more complex Scallop Doodles.
How Long Should You Doodle?
I recommend doodling for fifteen minutes every day. Add extra minutes while you are on the phone or in a meeting.
MY GUARANTEE-your quilting will be better within one month of doodling every day!!!
What about YOU?
Are YOU ready to learn to doodle scallops and other patterns?
Do YOU currently have a doodle practice?
What is YOUR favorite pen or marker?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Suddenly I have a taste for garlic and lemon and noodles….
Your Dilettante of Doodles,
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