Doodle Series Exploring Swirls

I love learning free motion quilting because I love to see how people connect with the design and then are empowered to try it out. I have always admired swirls and was super intimidated by them. I look back at the quilts I have made over the years and can see my progression. 

There are all sorts of different swirls and lots of different ways to do them. In my intermediate class I teach one variety which I think is a great place to start.

For these doodle sketches I had fun just playing around with different types of swirls. If you do want to learn more from my method I do love to teach and you could contact me.

In the top pic I started with a swirl and then went for it. In the bottom I used the swirl as my main design element.

In the top pic I started with a swirl and then went for it. In the bottom I used the swirl as my main design element.

I encourage you to go for it. Draw, doodle, and design without fear or being judged. You are doing this for yourself. I have a hand injury that has left my right middle finger numb and I have two large scars on either side of my hand, so drawing is sometimes sore and limited, however I know that as I draw I allow my mind to explore all sorts of possibilities. Every doodle can inspire future designs in the future.

I would love to see your doodles and future designs on your quilts.