I began doing a paint wash over already quilted (warm-up) samples of free-motion doodles. I sometimes added further embellishments, and cut them down to 4"x6" postcards for friends. They were fast and easily convertible to other designs. At some point, I began using my own drawings beginning with simple-shapes, designed as an example to those who had never drawn anything before (fig. 1), to free-motion doodles (fig. 1, 2), to more elaborate drawings (fig. 3, 4).