Happy Circles::Doodling With Thread

I love linen. 

I love topstitching.

It just seemed natural to “design” some fabric with a combination of the two.

doodling with thread

I have to thank my circle embroidery attachment, for without her, none of this would have been possible.   I love how the scalloped stitch looks like petals on a flower.

doodling with thread

Not really sure if this is called thread doodling, but until I find another name for it, that’s what I’ll call it.  Did you know you can even doodle on fabric using the same technique as free-motion quilting?  It’s lots of fun, but I’m not super skilled at it yet.  Here’s a sample on some wool felt:

doodling with thread

Yes, yes, it’s May, but I can keep the Happy Circles theme going, right?
More here  and here.

15 thoughts on “Happy Circles::Doodling With Thread

  1. I’d call it doodling it. Whatever it’s name is it’s gorgeous. You did a great job. I dare not try free motion quilting, but whoo hoo you!

  2. Well we don’t like ALL the same things that would be just spooky! But I do love this. And I just got the Poppy Treffry book and have been wanting to try scribble stitching for ages. I’m useless at FMQ so I’m not holding high hopes.

    Glad you’ve extended the Happy Circles – one month isn’t enough!

    Does digging out a circle applique UFO and unpicking the wonky stitching on the last circle constitute working on your Happy Circles?

    That brown linen is just gorgeous!


    • Yes, a circle applique UFO definitely counts! I’ll do a post on FMQ. It’s really a lot of fun and totally change the look of a quilt.

      Just looked up Poppy Treffry – cute stuff – gotta look around her site some more.

      Do you have a blog Ms. Peppermint Penguin?

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