I’ve been slowly working on this quilt (pattern from Moda Bake Shop) for several months now. It was the first project I started after my baby was born. I chose it because it was pretty low-key, and it wasn’t intended for any purpose, so there was no deadline. I pieced the blocks, and then once my Christmas sewing began again, I put them away for a while. Now that Christmas is over, and the new year is here, I’ve begun evaluating my UFOs (unfinished objects) in an effort to get them finished in the first months of the year.
I sewed these blocks all together relatively quickly. It’s a large twin size, and since the seams are all straight, it went together pretty quickly. Now I just have to decide how to quilt it. Honestly, I’m kind of stumped about that one. One of my goals this year is to avoid stippling everything as I have done in the past, but this quilt is one of those that I’m not sure what else to do because the top will overwhelm any sort of fancy quilting design. I’m considering one wavy line down the middle of each “stripe,” so it would create a criss-cross pattern of wavy lines. I personally don’t like heavy quilting for bed quilts because it makes them too stiff for my tastes. I prefer a cuddly quilt, and I’m hoping the wavy line design would do just that. What I don’t like about this option is that I see it taking much longer than it would to just stipple. I’m also not sure I’m keeping this quilt for myself, and many non-quilters really do like the stipple design better than others.
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