Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just a little project

I haven't had time for my daily dose of 15 minutes of playing lately, so I decided to make some scrap yardage for a small wall hanging.  I always like candles for Christmas, so I decided to make one.  I have several children's coloring books and I pulled a couple pages for inspiration...

Look at the yellowed edges of those pages!  I've had these coloring books for 5-10 years.

I like the candle on the right, simply because it has fewer leaves, although I can make as many or few as I like.  Also I like the small holly berries on that one.  

I'm going to applique it to a background of 6" blocks created from white scrap yardage; here it's just fused down without stitching...

looks nice already, doesn't it?

I'm thinking of putting a very narrow (1-1/2") inner border around it, maybe in green, then add a wider white border from scrap yardage.  If I applique some fussy-cut holly and leaves along the outer border, I should have it ready for quilting before the weekend. 

4 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

it's very sweet! clever of you to keep old coloring books around! ;-) scrappy just seems, "christmas-y" doesn't it? can't wait to see more!

Miki Willa said...

What a totally cute idea! Love it.

Michelle said...

Aren't old coloring books the best! Now they come with stickers & such and the fun is gone. I really like your background fabric(s). I have a friend who uses old coloring books for her redwork projects

Tracee said...

I often use colouring books for appliqué you can certainly get some great ideas. I love the candle it's gorgeous.