Monday, April 11, 2011

Non-sewing, but quilt related

While I have been traveling for work and staying with my MIL during her recuperation, I knew I would not have the time to dedicate to actual quilting or sewing, but I did want to do something to enhance my skills and keep my creativity flowing. So I have been practicing some FMQ stitches. By drawing them!

A sketch pad (from Barnes & Noble for $6.98) along with my extra-fine Sharpie makes the designs flow.

 If you can draw it, you can stitch it. And I want to make stitch samples. Just for me. I like cataloging stuff like that.

It will be fun to develop a book of all my stitch samples! And it will keep me from getting bored with my quilting.


MariQuilts said...

Great idea...I need to do more of that.

Laura said...

It is a great idea, so much easier to do on paper instead of on a quilt, where you have to pick out the stitching if you mess it up and we all know that takes FOREVER. I love the last picture (leaves) the best of all these designs.

Chris Daly said...

What a great idea. I hope things improve for your mother in law soon.

donna!ee said...

aah, stitch doodling...big fun! :)