Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Work in Progress Wednesday

Quilting underway on the Australian circle quilt--



Also I am thinking about making a Christmas gift for the dear woman I work with at the Soup Kitchen. It would be a quickie from one of the fat quarter books: pinwheels in various fabrics with background either same or various and a plain coordinating border. Here's one choice, pretty but dull:



This one I like better:



And if it were for me, I'd choose this, with print background:



But I have to remember that this lady is in her eighties, and the prints might be too much. My mother wouldn't like them. So I don't know. Also, there is the time available to be considered, so I will have to think about this, and decide quickly.

10 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

My vote - pretty but dull.
(Based on the age of the lady & the fact that that combination is "more traditional" and will read as "quilt.")

Hey, I had to do shirting and plaid for a masculine gift quilt...

Allison said...

Love the middle picture's palette! Without the large scale butterfly quilt is is more restful, but still bright and pretty.
She will treasure it!

DubiQuilts said...

What a hard decision. The pink is very bright and colorful. The darker many be better for an older person. Gook Luck and I am sure the quilt will turn out great.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

But then, there's the fact that as we age our perception of color diminishes. That's one reason some people of a certain age choose garish colors over soft ones. If you were making it for me, I'd want the brighter colors ... and I'm only just the age to get my medicare card in January.

Debra Spincic said...

I say the brighter the better. Who needs dull and beige? (at any age)

Jules said...

I like the brighter palette. But for my grandmother, who is in her 90's, I would probably do the 1st choice.

dee said...

I have to agree with the concept of brighter is better and more cheerful. Life can be dark enough somedays, we need bright things to cheer us up. Your circle quilt is beautiful-can't wait to see it finished.

Rian said...

That is a very kind gesture. Imagine working in your 80s! Yow. But I bet it keeps her going. I like all three palettes.

Kay said...

Rian's comment made me want to say more about the woman I am making this for. She has been a long-time leader and teacher in Methodist social action programs, never married, and has no retirement money. Not only that she helps to support her nephew and his family, so cannot afford to stop working part-time supervising the soup kitchen. She's a truly good person, incredibly bright and open- minded, although sometimes irascible (who wouldn't be?). I think I'll go with the center choice, as perhaps a compromise. Also, I know she likes pink, and that's more pink. Thanks for all the comments.

diva of quilts said...

I like the brighter, but think you made the right choice.