As part of my ongoing practice after attending Theo & Loes van der Heyden’s Art & Stitch workshop, I decided to show you how I drew a doodle and turned it into a series or quilting designs for my quilts. If you are interested in learning how to do this, be sure to sign up for Theo and Loes workshop, too.
Let’s start with a doodle:
Then you combined 2 blocks to make this design:
Notice there is a cute little critter that emerged once the blocks combined? I love the randomness of finding surprises like this. Next, we will combine 2 triangles to make a block design:
Now add 3 more blocks to create a large block design:
We are just getting started! Let’s make a border design to match the other blocks:
How about a wreath where the critters are looking inward:
Or, critters looking outward:
In order for this design to stitch out without jump stitches, all I needed to do is add a transition design:
Can you tell I am having fun? By the way, my Birdy Designs are for a future post….