September 27th, 2013
I need your advice on a few projects I've got going on. First is this vintage quilt I picked up at the thrift store recently. It is super fantastic, there is no doubt. The colors are super saturated and somehow read neon and pastel at the same time. The prints are flat out amazing...
...but the thing is ginormous! Queen size? King size? I don't know but it weighs a ton. I'm thinking of cutting it down to a twin size for my daughter's bed. What do you think? I'm pretty sure I can just cut it to size and then hand bind it. I want to use a pattern binding (stripes or polka dots), but is that too much? If I just do a solid color, which color?
And then what to do with the rest? There might be enough for curtains for my daughter's room, but is that too crazy? Is a pillow to boring and matchy matchy? Advice! Direction! I need you!
Second is this cheetah print. Leopard really, but my youngest son is obsessed with cheetahs and he is convinced this is a cheetah print. He has requested a jacket made out of it. I'm planning on using the Study Hall Jacket pattern. How do I do it so it's not too costumey? I was thinking of pairing it with that dark green jersey. That's one option. Another is dying the print:
Another idea is to do more of a color block thing with the print--like Shauna from Shwin and Shwin did. I don't want the thing to look goofy. I mean he's 4, so he can rock goofy, but still. Any ideas?! Any advice?