I’m almost done with the last appliqué block on my Dressed for Dinner quilt. It is the most detailed of all the blocks. It is currently about half done. This photo shows all of the pieces in place but some still need to be stitched down.
Meanwhile with the top half of the quilt hanging on the design wall I’ve been thinking of quilting ideas. Here are a few of the thoughts that I have sketched out.
For the corn block I am thinking of stitching corn plants surrounding the appliquéd plant. Corn is a very social plant and one plant does not do well by itself so I may fill the block with quilted plants to keep it company. I’ve also sketched simple stitch-in-the-ditch and X’s in the blocks and half square triangles.
Wavy lines represent steam in the pie block. And the wavy lines turned horizontal represent the wood grain of a table.
An occasional leaf swirling down, overlapping different blocks, as leaves tend to do.
And finally, some kind of heart meander around the heart block.
I have been thinking about which batting to use also. I am leaning toward using wool. Kay used Quilter’s Dream Wool on her Peppermint Stars quilt and it was absolutely luxurious. The finished quilt was so soft and puffy.
So I have a little less than 6 months until my deadline for this quilt, Thanksgiving. I may make it…