Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a quilt and a table runner for my house. I thought it was about time I made something for myself (it was HARD to part with all those quilts!), and I was looking for a way to tie together the colors in our living room. We have red curtains and a few red accents from back when red was our main decorating color. But now our couch is a neutral color, and we have some blue chairs, and some brown furniture, and so to bring it all together I went with a red-brown-blue combo. I can’t wait to have these finished! But– before they are done, I need to figure out how I’m going to quilt the stacked coins quilt.
On the one hand, I love the look of straight line quilting, in a diamond pattern. I did this on the table runner (which is as of yet unfinished– just needs some binding). But, it is kind of a pain in the ass to do straight line quilting. I’ve never enjoyed it doing it as much as I like stippling. It is so much easier for me to feed the quilt through the machine when I have more control over the pattern I’m sewing into it. On the other hand, I totally love the look of the straight lines. Help! What do you all think I should do to quilt the quilt?!
To review, here’s a different stacked coins quilt I stippled:
And here’s the straight, intersecting lines on the table runner:
All feedback is welcome!
(For good measure, here’s Simon trying to sneak into the photos)