here is my latest "creation". It is 71" x 71". There are 9 blocks. The blocks are 18" square, the sashing are 2", the border is 5". I laid it out the bed while I try to figure out how to quilt it. This is for hubby so I want it special. He asked for FMQ, which is his favorite.
I thought about fmq on the 5" border, a cable in the 2"- or reverse that- and totally unsure of how to accent the blocks. I thought of taking the 2" blocks, which have a brown fabric that looks kind of like wood and embroidering a coal bucket, shovel, etc. Items that were used in their work.
Any/all comments are greatly appreciated!
P.S. no pattern to this- I made it up. The coal miner I got from someplace online, the lady gave me permission to use it. Hubby and I designed the coal car from pics he had.
Last- if this turns out nice (I'm not exactly crazy about it right now) how do I convince him it's a one of a kind and he shouldn't use it?
coal car square
coal miner square