Ok, so I talked about my love of enbroidering with perle cotton in my last blog and I got lots of inquiries and questions. Another trick I like for embroidering is coloring. All you need is a plain old box of Crayola Crayons. I embroider first because it helps me stay within the lines when I color.
These blocks are part of the Row Along quilt going on over at thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/. Kaaren shows the quilt done in redwork style with red embroidery floss, but I thought it would be super cute to embroider it in spring time colors and then I thought adding the coloring would be another colorful dimension.
After coloring, I heat set the coloring with a paper towel placed over it and a dry, hot iron on top. Do not move the iron just set it on top and the excess crayon will go onto the paper towel. I have had coloring quilts for over ten years that have been washed and have held up great.
This is a coloring quilt that was a BOM at the Country Loft last year. The kits were a birthday present from my mom and dad and I just love how it turned out. It is called "Alphabet Tags." Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions about coloring quilts.