When my daughters were infants, (they are now 30 and 28), their aunt made them each a Muppet Baby quilt. She traced a coloring book page onto fabric and then embroidered the design. She made 16 blocks! After that, she hand stitched the whole quilt, using an old orange wool blanket and grey sheets.
On Sunday, my daughter gave me one of the quilts. She had been keeping it for her sister who she thought might actually not take care of it or worse, lose it with all of the moves she's made. The embroidered blocks were in very good condition. Only a couple have holes that need to be patched. The problem is that the fabric was very thin old sheets and I think maybe moths may have gotten to the wool because there where holes in it. It was really not salvageable, except for the blocks which is really fortunate. Anyway, she asked me to 'fix' it.
The only thing I thought would work is to completely remove each block and back it with interfacing and sew them into a new quilt using my daughter's favorite colors.
Just wondering how the top should be quilted and what kind of batting would be best to use? I could do SITD, but the embroidered blocks are pretty big, maybe 9"x"9 and I don't want to see the blocks separated from the quilt batting and backing. Not sure I explained it, but when it's washed, I think it would look better flat than puffy. Just not sure.
Does anyone have any suggestions on the way to quilt the top of this quilt?