I mentioned earlier that my mom also took the Sue Patten class with me. As part of the class she designed her own Zen Doodle/Suedle quilt. She used stencils and traced rulers for her design.
I offered to quilt it for her and changed a few things along the way. I quilted this on my Baby Lock Tiara so that I could quilt by color. First, I quilted all the blue and teal that she wanted.
Then I added in the hot pink.
The background was filled last. I did some wild quilting with different motifs including hearts, hooked spirals, flowers, and paisleys. It went a lot faster than I was expecting.
I even added the binding for for my mom. It is a blue Northcott almost solid print.
I was pleased that even though I quilted by color and not from the center out that there were no tucks on the back.
The top fabric really is Kona Black, but I found it hard to photograh.
The back is the same as my Zen Suedle quilt, Fire and Ice.
Here are some close-ups.
This really was a fun quilt to make for my mom. If you enjoy free-motion quilting, you might really enjoy making a Zen Doodle/Suedle quilt. Sue Patten recommends using a solid black or other very dark fabric for the top and adding color with threads.
My mom plans on hanging this quilt (which is about 42 by 54 inches) in her basement sewing room.
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