Saturday, November 13, 2010

Time for your FMQ thoughts...

All righty, quilty friends...I have a quilting dilemma.

This week I'm hoping to start quilting the simple quilt I'm making for my grandmother-in-law, Joan.  She was once a quilter herself and now suffers from pretty severe macular degeneration and spends most of her time listening to audiobooks with her cat.  Her sight is extremely blurry, though I don't believe she's classified as legally blind.  The quilt I'm making for her is very simple - see the sketch below.

I used charm squares to create a floating rectangle, basically - floating on some Kona Meringue - and am now debating how to quilt it.  First, I thought I'd stipple it.  It would make great texture for my grandmother-in-law to enjoy.   Then, I thought I'd straight-line it, to play with the super geometric design.

Then, I had a crazy idea.  What if I did both?

Let me explain, then you can tell me that I'm crazy.  What if I outline quilted the charm square rectangle, and then stippled in all of the negative space/solid?  Would that be really weird?  Or do you think it's really cool?  I'm not 100% sure what I think of it exactly, but I was thinking it just might be awesome...


  1. I like it - it will add visual interest. Go for it!

  2. I'm so lost...sorry. =( I have to see things to know what people are talking about...I'm visual. =) I think that mixing the quilting will be nice...I just am not sure what it will look like when you finish. =)

  3. Definitely awesome. No question.

  4. Both is a terrific idea. It will not only add a textural interest for her fingers which no doubt will be appreciated by your GIL, but will give you the opportunity to try something new. Can't wait to see it!

  5. I think both is a great idea! Neat!

  6. Not weird at all! I love it!

  7. Go for it! Mixing the two quilting designs would really add interest!


Thank you for leaving a comment for me! I appreciate each and every one of them and try to respond when time allows. Your comments totally brighten my day :)


Welcome! I'm Elizabeth, mom to a very busy nine year old boy and a one year old baby girl and I sew for my sanity. Let's get to quilting, shall we?
Copyright 2010 by Elizabeth Dackson. Powered by Blogger.

DCMB Pattern Shop

 photo Coffee-Cup_zps05ff70bc.gif Eternity Ring Drop Dead Gorgeous Chain + Link Ferris Wheel Mod Gears Gradation showstopper small-button---color2 small-button---color2 small-button---sewpositive small-button---wheeloffortu small-button---seaofstars small-button---xsandos small-button---fabricland small-button---photocorners small-button---bella

Search This Blog



 photo Icicle-Star_zps7f032133.gif  photo Boxed-In2_zps800ae9da.gif EasyPeasyFauxZigZag StringHeartBlock StarCrossed CrossMAze CathedralStar RainbowRing DoubleFlip PatchworkWheel FriendshipOctogon FlyingGeese HST Weathervane MarinersStar StackedScrappyBlock ScrappyAngles HolidayPresentBlock DivideandConquer CharlestonFarmhouse ModernHalves ModCircuitry ModNine Kaleido SlicedCoins Kaleido BellaCrossing SweetGirlie MiniBookshelf ClamshellLoop DoubleHourglass BaptistFan TetrisMug StringDiamond ScraptasticTote OffsetDiamonds MunchkinSoftBook PatchworkBathMat