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...
Saturday, November 13, 2010