Wonderful World of Color - A Doodle Quilt



Welcome to the first day of the Wonderful World of Colour blog hop, hosted by MooseStash Quilting. The theme for this hop is colour - lots and lots of lovely colour.


I absolutely love bright happy colours in my projects and often, the more the merrier. I'd watched the Making a Doodle Quilt class on Creative Bug and had wanted to try my hand at making one of these quilts ever since. Well, turns out this blog hop was the perfect opportunity.

Making a doodle quilt is lots of fun though being organised it key. I wasn't organised. I should have followed the directions and created my design on tracing paper first, but I went straight to the fusible paper and drew my doodle design there. Good thing I took a photo on my phone before I cut all of the pieces, otherwise I'd have had (more of a) problem putting it all back together.

I placed all of the pieces on my background and fused them in place with a nice hot iron. I then appliqu├ęd them down with a 3-step zig zag stitch using a very fine monofilament thread. 


I then layered my quilt top with batting and backing and quilted with straight lines, a quarter inch apart. I used my 1/4" foot as my guide. I used 50 wt Aurifil thread #6722 which blends in quite nicely. It's a light cream / off-white colour and my favourite go-to thread for quilting my projects.

As it's a wall quilt, it was finished with a facing, rather than traditional binding. 


I quite enjoyed making this quilt and look forward to making another (bigger) one - perhaps with more thought when it comes to colour placement.

Thanks to Joan for hosting this fun blog hop and getting us all to play with lots of lovely colours.

These are the bloggers posting today. Go ahead and have a look at what colourful projects everyone has come up.



36 comments

lynn said...

Into a brave new world. It's a great wall quilt Anorina. Going into it without creating a pattern is very brave.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very interesting effect. Your quilting is so perfect too!

Calicojoan said...

What a cheery fun quilt. It always boggles my mind when I see things on a photo of my project, that I never saw looking at the project. Glad you caught things before you started on it. I had to laugh...I'm one for not following directions sometimes myself and jumping right in. Right or wrong. Let's just call it our creative license! HAHAHA Great finish and I am going to check out Creative Bug!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

What a fun quilt idea. I used to play a game with my siblings when I was young. We each drew a simple squiggle on a paper and then gave it to one of us and we had to turn that squiggle into a drawing. It was fun and oftentimes I used to make drawings like your quilt and color the sections in or doodle more into each section.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting! Thanks so much for sharing your technique!

Sharon said...

What a fresh, fun, and colorful quilt! Thanks for sharing your process.

Carla said...

Such a fun and colorful piece. I love the modern feel to it and of course the quilting is the perfect touch.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

What a fun wall quilt, Anorina! I've never faced a quilt, but may have to give that a try some time!

Vicki in MN said...

What a darling modern colorful mini;)

Inflorescencedesigns said...

This quilt looks like so much fun! It reminds me of the coloring pictures I have the children do (where we doodle on a page and fill in each section a different color) Probably a similar process but with transfer paper and fabric! I might just have to try it now. Thanks!

piecefulwendy said...

Looks like a fun project, and your mini turned out so cute! Love the bright, happy colors!

Kathleen said...

That is a great little quilt. I can see that you can get lost when you cut apart your doodle unless you mark it...thank goodness for phones. It is fun to try a new technique and have such a great quilt come out of it.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Brilliant execution of a cheerful Doodle quilt, Anorina!! Thanks for showing that facing photo. It was interesting to see the technique you used, as that is the part I struggle with most when making an art quilt!

beaquilter said...

Oh my gosh, I used to doodle like this as a kid and color in the funky shapes, how clever to make this a quilt! It's awesome!!

Carol S. said...

This is beautiful and something I would love to make. Jumping right in is something I do way too often, but it looks like it paid off for you. This mini is so pretty and creative! One of the things my kids remember about me was all the doodling I would do when I was talking on the phone. There were lots of papers sitting around with those doodles! Thanks for sharing, Anorina.

Stitchin At Home said...

It's a beautiful wall quilt! Jumping in feet first looks like it worked well for you. I've done that on more than one occasion.

Danette said...

This is a lovely wall quilt! Would be fun to look at each day!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I like this.
It does look like a doodle. I love the quilting!

Danice G said...

Pretty wall quilt. The facing looks so hood with it. And your quilting looks perfect as well.

LJ said...

What a cute quilt and so full of color. I commend you for doing this without the tracing paper; you are more adventurous than I. :)

Karen's Korner said...

It is always fun learning a new technique. When I first saw it I thought of Mickey mouse ears interlinking. You have nailed the "wonderful world of colour". I am off to check out the link.

Quilting Gail said...

Your Doodle quilt is great! It looks like a fun class! And I love your straight line quilting for the finish! Thanks for sharing!

Leah said...

Such a fun quilt! It turned out fantastic!

MrsV said...

Great piece. And it's always nice to be able to use new skills and training. Your straight line quilting looks perfect - even with lines and guides I can't seem to keep my lines straight and evenly spaced.

Christine M said...

Your wall quilt is fabulous Anorina. xx

Ondrea said...

Another lovely creation. You always try different unique things and succeed beautifully. Well done.

time4stitchn said...

What a wonderful creation. I remember doing a doodle experiment in elementary school kind of like this. But I love your version with the pastels. And the quilting is amazing. Great job!

Carol said...

What a neat and fun quilt! Such a clever idea! It would be fun to have a child doodle and then enlarge that doodle into a quilt! Thanks for sharing, Anorina!

tink's mom said...

What a great way to design a one of a kind piece. I love the design and the quilting is a perfect choice.

Rebecca Smith said...

Beautiful quilt!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great quilt, and you did an awesome job learning a new technique.

Raewyn said...

So often I will watch a class but never do anything with it - well done on following through - the result is fabulous. I love the colours you chose and how you have finished it.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

I love the term doodle quilt. It's exactly what we might doodle on a piece of paper and then color in with markers or crayons. Your craftsmanship is stellar. Thank you so much for sharing.

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing this type of pattern. I think it would be a good one for children. Their design, they choose colors from your scraps and then just sew the edges or use quarter-inch bias tape between the colors to anchor them down. Thanks again for a good idea!

FlourishingPalms said...

This is such an ingenious concept! What a great way to play with color, and try out transparency (if you wish). Your piece turned out beautifully, and I think by all the comments you've received, everyone agrees with me!

Carol Andrews said...

I love this little quilt Anorina. Thank you for sharing the link to the class