I had something totally different planned for this baby but then my Ikea fabric find changed things. Instead of working on one of the quilts I should be machine quilting or sashing the quilt course quilt that I talked about yesterday…. ya. Instead of those things, I’ve spent the day working out a possible design. Here are the fabrics (lying on a beige towel):
And here’s what I’m thinking they could turn into:
Not totally sold yet. I may do the outside border not ‘on point’. The border could also be done totally in any of the fabrics, or large squares or piano key style. It’ll be a little girl. Hmmmm. In case you’re wondering about the symbols. They’re supposed to have sort of a random look but it might be nice to put one in each corner. They’re all Chinese good luck that I’m trying to give her. Her mom is Chinese. I didn’t want that to overwhelm the quilt.
I was going to embroider the designs but they could be appliquéed using the solid colours. Lantern-yellow. Dragon-blue (it’s the year of the water dragon). Continuous string-pink (which should actually be red, but that won’t ‘go’. Though I could see if I have a slightly darker pink) and the Good Luck character-green or purple.
So, any thoughts welcome. Feel free to say, “Yuk, cliché” or anything else. I’m tough.