We have been working with doodle patterns in our wood burning and pyrography projects this last week. Today, let’s see what happens when you bring those doodle designs to your favorite applique quilt project.
While I have stitched quite a few small applique quilting projects, I have finally started my first full-sized quilt work. I wanted something fun, something easy, but something extra special since I know I will be working on the quilt top for some time. I chose a classic, simple wildflower daisy pattern with long stems and lots of leaves over a four patch neutral toned block pattern.
To add that extra, I chose to get out my fine point permanent marking pen, a variety of tone-on-tone bright cotton fabrics, and the doodle patterns we have been using for our pyrography. This is a great idea for the quilt top that has been lying around the sewing room because you just didn’t feel it had enough pizzazz to finish.
Wash and iron your fabric. Click and save a copy of the free applique quilt pattern. Trace a copy of each pattern piece onto the back of a piece of 220-grit sandpaper. Pin or tack the fabric to a piece of foamboard. Lay the sandpaper pattern pieces on the fabric and trace around the outer edge with a water-soluble pen, allow space between each pattern piece for seam allowances.
Now, using your permanent marking pen, have fun doodling patterns to the fabric. I chose black for my designs, but also consider using multiple colors for pale toned or neutral fabrics. When the doodling is done, remove the fabric from the foamboard and iron. You are ready to move on to your favorite applique technique. Fun, easy, creative, and a one of a kind show stopper.