So, I’ve decided in my time off work that I will finally start doing a little quilting.
When I was younger, my Mom and I would make quilts together. She never did super fancy patterns. I think her most difficult one with me was one that is sort of like a Circle pattern.
Sort of like this.
Over the years, ALL of the quilts she and I made have had wear and tear and none of the ones I have that remain are really all that nice any more. My Mother does not make quilts any more, so I would love to be able to make a few fresh ones in some more updated patterns.
I have in mind a little project for a wedding coming up. The odd thing is that while I know the couple, I don’t know them super well, and since they are moving, I have no idea what type of color scheme would be appropriate.
Since they are both Tri-athletes, I thought I might do something like a bicycle theme. I would prefer them to be swimmers as water themed quilts patterns are abundant. But neither one likes the swim portion and a running quilt, seems sort of bizarre.
I, however, am not really into the campy “road map” or quilts with Bike helmets appliqued to them. They always look like more fun for kids rooms, not as a wedding gift.
I’m thinking of doing something with spokes….It was harder than I imagined to find something with spokes, that was not too frilly and such.
I like this pattern, but I would probably put a solid border around it and use some more green and blue fabrics, rather than the traditional “quilty” fabrics. And make the circle things smaller and the spokey things a little longer…
I just think it may be a bit of a difficult for me, as I am not an experienced quilter. I mean I know how to sew together blocks and iron them and such, but it has been a while.
What do you think. Is it too busy?
and for Carol, especially, is it too hard?
My Other choice is a drawing I made, which is more modern, but may not be that nice in the end…
I’d of course get the pattern done out on graph paper and get help from my local shop. In addition to the spokes I’d have to pick some sort of subtle contrast thread and actually quilt the thing in possibly some sort of small circular patterns, which would also be difficult…
So Opinions, Likes dislikes? I like the first one because it comes with a pattern, and I think with some updated fabrics it would not look so “country” I also like the idea of being able to use several different colors for each block.
The second one I like because it seems to me to be a little bit simpler.
What do you all think???