Thursday, January 17, 2013
This One's a Challenge
This one is pieced well. I think it was an incomplete kit and so the person making the top had to come up with her own ideas for making everything work. She did a terrific job!
What I'd like to do is to add quilting that makes it appeal to children. My first inclination was a metallic thread. I'm not sure how it will look with the muted American colors, but I could give it a try.
Another idea is to use that tall green bar under the flower to do a Jack In The Beanstalk kind of thing. Then the house could become a Hansel and Gretal scene. But the pieced designs don't lend themselves toward stories. There are a lot of swirls and pinwheels that might be a good start for a quilting idea. I can see the 4 seasons if I try ... maybe something to emphasize those.
There's no deadline on this one, so I may ponder it a bit and put it away until I get a good idea of how I can finish it. If you have any ideas for making this one appeal to a child, please leave a comment. I think I've turned off the annoying auto-verify feature.
Enjoy your day!