Daddy used to sing the song "Yankee Doodle" to my siblings and me--the only song I ever recall hearing him sing! So this was an immediate and sentimental choice for me!
I found a copy-right free coloring book image online. I printed it onto white fabric and then used InkTense pencils to color it. I had previously backed the white fabric with Wonder Under, so I cut Yankee Doodle out and fused him to the background. For the background, I made a "wonky" log cabin in reds and blues.
Incidentally, I tried an experiment with this quilt that worked! After I applied WonderUnder to the white fabric, I cut it to the size of printer paper, and ran it through my printer. Lo and behold that worked! I'll definitely try that again.
To quilt the background (which I did before fusing Yankee D. down), I used the serpentine stitch on my machine to stitch along the seam lines of the crazy quilt.
Actually, I made two Doodle quilts, just for fun. My second quilt was based on a Zen Doodle design that I drew on freezer paper. I used this paper to cut out patterns, ironing them onto various black and white fabrics from my stash, which had previously been backed with WonderUnder. Then I re-assembled the design onto some muslin. I quilted this one by satin stitching around each element. Then I colored here and there with InkTense red pencil. This became the back of the other quilt, and I bound them together conventionally with red fabric.
You decide which is the better quilt! I showed this to an artist cousin, and she preferred it (saying it looked to her more like an "art quilt"), but husband Bob definitely liked my Yankee Doodle! My cousin so loved this quilt that she suggested I make a larger version of it. I just might do that; it was fun to construct! But my first choice ended up being Yankee Doodle, for sentimental reasons.
(Note to Randy: I'll put the burden on YOU to decide which one of my quilts will best fit into your composite. I really am fond of both of them.)