GillyMac Doodle Challenge -Sewing Up Week 3

You’ve made it … Week 3. This was a tough week – so much happening for us all and you still have kept up with the doodle challenge – brilliant work everyone !! The stars and the 1/2 moons were probably the most stretching this week, the pebbles and the leaf shape (let’s call it cheese plant design) will both be useful exercises to strengthen your hand-eye coordination and your concentration and the bubbles (Monday) are a very useful addition to your kit bag.   In week five I will show you how to develop the star to fill different shapes – any shape 🙂

On our facebook page I have posted some close-ups of the best quits at the Festival of Quilt, and guess what, they are very often quilted using the doodles we have learnt (or are about to learn).  I am focusing on you doodling at the moment because this is the foundation for everything you will go on to tackle with the sewing machine.  You wouldn’t constantly sight read a piece of music to an audience- you would learn it first before you played it to someone… and ‘learning it’ in this instance is doodling and learning the doodles well before we commit them to the fabric.

You now have 15 doodles that could become quilting filler patterns. Next week I want to show you my favourite go-to border doodles and at the end of the week, I also tackle some fundamentals about managing corners in borders. I think you will find these easier after the training you’ve undertaken this past 3 weeks. At the end of next week, we will have the finish line in sight with a week of new fillers followed by a week of feathers to finish with.

Before that, you may want to turn your Week 3 doodles into a sewn piece … so here is the Week3 video – this is great fun to sew up.

I remain amazed at how this has taken off and I have truly loved meeting some more of you this week. Thank you for making this such a wonderful challenge.

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