Saturday, June 28, 2008

Repurposing!

As I said in my previous post, I have been trying to get some of my tops quilted. I thought this top was done, but apparently not! The bento blocks are done but the rows are not together. This row had two blocks together so as I was adding the third block, I got to thinking (dangerous, I know!) that this reminded me of an Amish quilt. Kind of a modern day Amish...an Amish quilt on steroids...an Amish quilt with electricity.

These three blocks are the perfect size for a table runner. Sure, I have enough blocks to make two more table runners, but I can worry about those later. My question for today is: How should I quilt this? I was thinking about just doing it on the featherweight with straight lines, maybe a quarter inch in from the seam lines. Or should I do something else on the big quilting machine? Let's hear your suggestions!

Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Joyce said...

I think a simple Amish looking quilt would be best with simple quilting such as the quarter inch from the seam as you suggested.

Jacquie said...

This is the point where I struggle. I'm staying tuned to see what suggestions you get. I need ideas too!

Kathie said...

baptist fans by hand is my choice!
cute quilt and love the name Amish with electricity!
Kathie

Karen said...

Amish With Electricity, that's a great name all right. Yes, maybe Baptist Fan in black thread.