My four year old is crazy about dinosaurs and wanted me to make him a dino themed quilt. I love "painting" a picture with applique and put together a simple tableau of what I wanted to look like a valley with dinosaurs. I am happy with how it has turned out and, more importantly, so is he, but it is time to quilt it and I am not sure how to go about it. I was going to quilt it by hand but my rheumatoid arthritis makes that slow going.
I have never machine quilted anything other than pot holders, but I think it is do-able since it is a smaller quilt. I actually found this site researching machine quilting!
I was going to outline quilt the dinosaurs and shrubbery, etc...and create texture by filling in any larger areas with meandering lines, but I am not sure I can do that on a machine.
I embellished a lot of the applique with embroidery, but I also have to do that over time so I don't kill my hands.
I would love to see pictures of some applique projects that others have finished to give me ideas and any helpful tips on machine quilting.
I'll take a picture of my project, too....