Two weeks before Christmas I decided to make that handsome farmer hubby dude a LAP quilt using a Panel by Beth Dix named "Appalachian Memories" . The panel features 12 different Barn landscapes and I wanted to combine the "barn pictures" with 9 Patch Blocks in an Irish Chain. I made my nine patch blocks first with Missy's help!
Well, somewhere along the way, it became a bed quilt instead of a lap quilt. And I had to scour the country for another panel.
I used the extra panel pictures to piece together a couple of tops to make pillow shams. I had originally planned on having it long armed quilted by a friend. However she only does pantographs. So I have been debating on how to quilt this beast. I have 108" wide flannel for the backing and I have been trying to talk myself into quilting it on one of my vintage machines.
Art Prints and frame them out with some barn wood from my husband's grandfather's old barn to go on the wall above the headboard! )
Do yall ever quilt yourselves into a corner like I have? Another reason I do not want to do a pantograph is because I don't like the idea of dark red thread on the barn pictures nor cream thread on the dark red portions.
So how would yall quilt it? I'd love some suggestions. And tips on using the flannel on the back. I do want to use Warm and Natural Cotton batting since this will be our winter bed quilt. I also want to make a dust ruffle. Good thing the days are getting longer!
However, my crazy daffodils are coming up!
Let me know how you think I should quilt this one! I need to do something simple since I am not an experienced FMQ'er! I hope I can get it finished by Valentine's day!
Thanks for listening!
Happy Stitching yall!