Sunday, April 15, 2012

Books on Sunday

Creative Quilts from your Crayon Box
by Terrie Linn Kygar
Have you got a box of crayons in the drawer somewhere? Put them to use colouring petals, leaves, birds and butterflies and using them in your quilts!
This excellent book shows how to use a great technique where wax crayons are melted onto an applique pressing sheets and then applied and blended into the fabric.  Additional colours can be applied to create shading and details such as leaf veins and flower centre are are added with coloured markers.
There are seven projects for floral wall hangings that feature a variety of styles and themes. A four page Quilt Gallery gives additional inspiration to create you own Crayon Box Quilts.
You can also see this technique as a video here
You can order this book from Martingale or your local quilt shop. You'll love the possibilities when you open your box of crayons!

3 comments:

Lynn Naughton said...

This looks like a lot of fun, just one question, what are applique pressing sheets? I have never heard of them in Ireland.

Susan Purney Mark said...

Lynn, an applique pressing sheet is also known as a Teflon sheet. Its made from a heat proof sheet and can be used with fusible web to protect the iron.
Your local quilt shop would probably have them. The one I prefer is made by a company called Bear Threads.
You can also use baking parchment.

Lynn Naughton said...

Thanks Susan, can't wait to give it a go.