Doodle Challenge lines

I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in 13 years on Friday. She reminded me of something I had said about myself and my friend. I said, 'I think so out of the box that I don't see the box and my husband is so in the box that the walls are the only thing that he sees'. 

create a framework to work within 

create a framework to work within 

 

There is nothing wrong with either scenario. We balance each other out. 

Simple designs can sometimes be the most effective.

Simple designs can sometimes be the most effective.

Free motion quilting can be like this for people. It can seem random and haphazard or regulated a stifling, depending on how you look at it. I decided to draw myself some boxes and see how I do.

When doodling you are not committing yourself to hours of unpicking.

When doodling you are not committing yourself to hours of unpicking.

At first start simple.

Change it up, use straight lines, curvy or swirls.

Change it up, use straight lines, curvy or swirls.

Think about the purpose of the quilt? Will it be dawning every picnic you have with your kids or on your bed or in the next quilt show? The purpose of the quilt will help determine the amount of time that you spend on quilting it.

Your designs can be simple to intricate.

Your designs can be simple to intricate.

As you build your repertoire of stitches, build your designs. I enjoyed mixing the designs to create more detailed designs.

They do not need to be perfect, so big deal if you mess up, this is a design exercise.

They do not need to be perfect, so big deal if you mess up, this is a design exercise.

A lot can be achieved through repetition and variations on repetition.

A lot can be achieved through repetition and variations on repetition.

Doesn't have to be perfect, focus on the designs.

Doesn't have to be perfect, focus on the designs.

Now to turn to your quilt top and make it your very own.