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I need your quilting advice today! Read on:
Since we're moving, I've been going through my sewing closet. I've come to terms with throwing out/selling/giving away many things (and it feels so good!). I also went through my (clothes) closet for the 3rd time this year and donated a whole bunch of it. Within the cleanse, I came across several things I do NOT want to give up - namely, unfinished quilts!
Illuminated by the morning light
This Traveling Quilt has sat around for far too long (read: more than a year), and it's high time I basted and quilted it. I'm the last one to finish! I was all set to baste it yesterday but, lo and behold, I already moved the signature blocks from the lovely ladies who made it (Laura, Renee, and Ashley). They are sitting in my new sewing room in one of my bins. I'll have to wait until I get over there, or just until the weekend when we actually move. I need them for the backing before I can baste.
Anyway, I decided on a thread color (Aurifil 5004 - "Grey Smoke" or dark gray) and a backing (Britten Nummer from IKEA with a rainbow of AMH scraps + signature blocks through the middle) but I haven't decided on a quilt design. I'm leaning towards an all-over motif because it's such a crazy quilt... maybe something consistent would pull it all together? The motion of the quilt, to me, is vertical, so maybe something that coincides with that?
Should I go with a) woodgrain, b) large swirls like wind, c) improvisation/quilt all kinds of motifs), or d) something else altogether? Leave your comments - I would appreciate it!
P.S. If you want to see the other Sisterhood quilts from last year, check them out. I'm so pround to be a part of this loveliness: Renee (just won 2nd place in machine quilted at the New Mexico State Fair - Renee is an amazing home machine quilter!) - Ashley - Laura.