I’ve been savoring my last few days of vacation from work by doing some fun projects. Most importantly is the larger melted crayon applique sample I wanted to get done for class previews that happen over the next few days. My small sample is cute but I wanted people to see a larger piece where the possibilities really shine.
The applique pieces took several hours to prep and color. I finished off the Iris petals today and fused everything onto a green batik background. I think I’m just going to quilt the pieces down instead of doing a blanket stitch over them. I’ll use invisible thread to quilt the middle.
This piece comes from a pattern in this book: Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box: Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Applique. I’m teaching a class on it at Scrap and Sew in February.
I’m also doing a few small baby gift things on my embroidery machine. I made a minky backed blanket using a pirate panel that I bought at the quilt show and embroidered the baby name on it. I’m also working on some softee numbers and letters to get rid of some scrap fabrics and batting that have really piled up. They aren’t hard to do and I think they are really cute.
These letters and numbers are easy to do on your regular sewing machine too. Here’s a tutorial: http://easypeasycraft.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappy-fabric-letters.html