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« on: April 12, 2005 05:58:56 PM »

I just finished this quilt for my bodycombat instructor who had a baby girl last month.
I started it last year. I passed plain cream fabric and fabric crayons around amongst her friends and family at the gym, they made some great squares! I alternated the crayon squares with plain coloured squares and backed the quilt with pale blue flannelette, which is nice and soft. I machine quilted in the ditch then hand quilted different shapes in all the plain coloured squares.
I was very pleased with how it turned out and I hope Mum and Baby get lots of use out of it.


This is a close up of one of my favourite crayon squares and my favourite quilted square.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2005 06:03:04 PM »

Thats beautiful.  Grin   Is the crayon going to come off though  if the quilt is used?  How did you keep the crayon on the fabric. Huh


« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005 07:09:51 PM »

I bought a set of pentel fabric crayons from my local art store. After you draw your picture you iron the fabric between absorbent paper, all the oil and a little of the surface colour come out into the paper then what you're left with won't rub off or wash out (hopefully!)
I ironed freezer paper on to the back of the fabric to make it easier to draw on. Freezer paper is a handy stuff, I bought it in a roll from a quilting store, it sticks to your fabric when you iron it but it peels of easily leaving no residue. I got it to do applique but in this case I used it to stop the fabric stretching around while you draw on it.
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005 07:13:30 PM »

wow that is such a good idea and so cute!  She'll love it!!

« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005 08:14:41 PM »

That is great! It's sooooo refreshing to see these modern takes more staid, traditional techniques.. this is so vibrant, cool, and sweet, all at the same time!

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2005 03:13:29 PM »

Thats is sooooo cute. That is such a great idea.<3 it

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2005 06:36:05 AM »

That is one of the cutest signature type quilts I have ever seen. I would love to know from anyone who has made a quilt or anything with those crayons if they stay nicely.

Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2005 06:02:33 PM »

That is the cutest thing! In my elementary school all of the teachers made a patch and they put them all together and it looked a little like your quilt!  Except yours is much prettier Wink !

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2005 07:53:26 AM »

That is such a great quilt! i love the hand quilted patterns in the solid colors! Great job!

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2005 12:35:33 PM »

What an OUTSTANDING idea!  It's just beautiful.   Smiley
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