New Crayon Coloring Applique Project & Baby Stuff

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 AppliqueI’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.


Softee Numbers  Scrappy Fabric

These letters and numbers are easy to do on your regular sewing machine too. Here’s a tutorial:


  1. It’s looking great and that dark border really makes the middle POP! Oh, that lovely minky is gonna be so soft for the little baby 🙂

  2. I loved it before the border, and now – WOW! Simply gorgeous, you should hang this in the shop and you will have your class full in no time.

  3. I love it Katie. As Landscape Lady says the border really makes it pop. What a lovely quilt.

  4. Love this concept of coloring!!! I’am teaching my self to quilt and loving it, I have a long way to go. You are truly an inspiration to all of us who are trying to learn as we go along!!! Thank You, for sharing!!!

  5. I received this book for Christmas. I haven’t had a chance to read through the book. How difficult is the process?

    • It’s not hard if you use the tools and materials suggested in the book. Not using them gave me headaches. (Particularly the applique pressing sheet – it is really important to use the one they suggest). Do the practice exercises. It’s easier than it looks.


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