Three Applique Blocks to Color

Here is a quilt I made about 20 years ago from some orphan blocks my editor gave to me. She said, "Go do something with these." And, I did! This still hangs in my house and I look at it each morning in my dressing area.
Three Tulips Quilt
This quilt with the peach setting triangles and borders was also a set of orphan blocks. They were appliqued on point in the squares, so all I had to do was separate them with floral sashings and add the rest to square them up. I don't remember who I gifted this to; I hope it is hanging somewhere and being appreciated for its beauty. (Remember, I did not make these blocks!)

Peach Baskets and Blooms Quilt
 I came across some of the artwork I created for both of these quilts. This dates back about 20 years, too! The pattern fills are a bit dated, but the flowers and applique elements are timeless, right?

Blooms Block #1
 Maybe you'd like to color it with your own hues and tints.
Color Me! Blooms Block #1
 Here is a lovely basket block with a single bloom.

Color Me! Basket Block with Single Bloom
And a coloring page if you're interested.

Color Me! Basket Block with Single Bloom
 And a third block: basket with two blooms.

Color Me! Basket Block with Two Blooms

The black and white line drawing to download and color:

Color Me! Basket with Two Blooms

This is what they look like together in my digital file. Not like the real quilt at the top of the page, but I simplified the assembly for another lesson (long ago and in another time when I was an editor with Quilt Magazine).

I agree with most of the comments I've gotten on the coloring pages: quilters just want to play with the REAL fabric and not take precious quilting time to color paper! But sometimes a pattern or a block captivates you and you want to see what it would look like in real fabric before cutting into said fabric. I hope you enjoyed seeing two of my older quilts made with even older blocks.


  1. Thank you for these pages. I enjoy quilting AND colouring.

  2. What a lovely idea, thanks for sharing.

  3. Hello Debby! I am in love with these quilts and the blocks that make up the quilt! Of course, I am a flower kind of nut big time. LOL. I may not be able to draw them or even remember the names of very many, but I do have an abundance of flower fabrics. LOL. Thank you for sharing these beautiful quilts and especially lovely and fun block coloring pages to color. I hope that you have a great day!

  4. I miss Quilt magazine. . . .

  5. Thank you...Love coloring and sometimes quilt....

  6. Thank you so much for these coloring pictures along with the views of quilts that the pictures can be applied to. I really relax when I am coloring and to think that quilts could come out of it is a huge plus. Thank you. Keep me on your mailing list.

  7. I always enjoy whatever you show. Also, applique is a little different from piecing. Sometimes I do color a pieced pattern, to see how coloring different sections affects what shows in the end. Applique really needs color in specific places to see how nicely they play together. I don't use any quilting software, so it's crayon and paper for me.


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