WIP IT WIP IT GOOD!
I jumped ahead on my Island Trails quilt to step 5. Yup, it made more sense to applique the island’s locations and then hand stitch their names. Working around the hand stitched names seemed limiting. Who wants that? Am I just delaying the hand stitching? Probably. I have about 5 – 7 more locations to do, but here’s a peak into where this quilt is heading. Remember, it’s for a baby. So it’s supposed to be fun and cute. The locations are symbolic of the areas but aren’t specific to any one location. For instance, the palm tree and surf board represent the surf locations in that area as a whole. However, when I get to Mauna Kea and Volcano, those will be specific. Got it? The umbrella needs a pair of slippers, beach ball, or something to go with it. Thinking. And the whale isn’t stitched on or have any detail, that’s coming.
This is a fun project. Something out of the box for sure, which helps keep me on my toes. My fear is that it will become very busy with the location names. I may start with the most important ones and if that starts to happen, just leave out what I can. It’s about that perfect balance. I hope to find it and will be sure to keep you all updated.