Design Process- Free Motion Quilting a Floral Doodle

I took a few pictures of the floral designs I stitched on my new purse as I was making it. I thought I'd share them with you.

 I have learned that the initial stitching never looks all that great when I first start. It looks so bare and wobbly. But once I start adding more design with more thread, it quickly starts to get better.

 You can see where a few of my thread tails have been cut in the picture above. I wasn't very careful with them and didn't bury the thread ends like I usually do. But I was in a hurry.

Here's one of the flowers all finished. Not too bad, I think! I love how the colors worked with one another so well in this piece. Drawing or doodling with free motion quilting is so much fun! Granted, this isn't the type of quilting you'd want to use in a quilt made for cuddling under, but for a purse or wall hanging it's great!

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