Today’s Topic: Try Mini Doodles!
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Good Morning, Quilters!
As I tossed and turned one sleepless night, instead of counting sheep, I visualized quilt motifs. Each one flickered on my “screen” like a flashcard.
Finally, I got out of bed, cut up some paper and started doodling.
Soon, I was using my rotary cutter to cut up some of my watercolor experiments into squares and rectangles.
Before long (the sun was starting to rise) I had a deck worth of mini doodles.
Fast and Fun
While I don’t recommend losing sleep over doodles, I do recommend creating small doodle cards.
Since that night, I’ve kept a few cards and a pen in my pocket at all times.
Motif Practice and Quilt Design?
It’s a great way to practice motifs.
I’ve been playing with arranging them into wholecloth quilt designs. (More on that coming soon!)
I’ve had the best luck using watercolor or mixed media paper. I like the heavy weight for arranging and re-arranging.
I have a stack of very inexpert watercolors I’ve made over the last few years. I had a great time cutting them into little squares. In most cases the cutting alone was a big improvement-LOL!
If you want to add a little color to your doodles, start with watercolor.
If you need inspiration—I think you’ll love my motif books…
Be sure to check out MORE Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3--The Spring and Summer chapters are filled with seasonal ideas!
(And YOU will receive my mini doodle cards with every purchase!!
What about YOU?
Do YOU doodle in YOUR sleep?
Do YOU keep paper near you at all times for quilting?
Have YOU ordered YOUR copy of MORE Free Motion Quilting 1-2-3? (What’s YOUR favorite motif?
We’d LOVE to hear!
May YOUR Nights be filled with sleep and your days filled with doodles!
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