I have been commissioned to make a lap-quilt for my MIL's Mother, Gladys, who is in a nursing home way up in Minnesota and in hospice care. She is cold a lot, and sits in a wheelchair constantly picking at her clothes. I thought I would make something with pretty pinks and greens, with several textures for her to feel with her fingers. I went to the store to look for some fabrics to use, and ran across this little quilt kit - it was perfect for what I needed. It had chenille, satin, and eyelet fabrics as well as regular quilting cotton, and a backing of flannel. I picked it up and made it yesterday, with one change - It didn't have any batting, so I added some cotton batting to it. Which brings me to my question - what should I do to it now? I have stitched in the ditch around the outer band, but don't really want to do that with the whole thing. I don't want to detract from the smooth satin, or the great texture of the eyelet or the chenille. I was thinking about tying some of the intersections, but then I also thought about doing a ribbon embroidery rose here and there, but wasn't sure about doing it at this stage on the quilt. I also think it should be somewhat washable... I need help!!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you would do!
Second thing -- I have this LARGE piece of polyester terrycloth fabric someone gave to me... have no idea what to do with it! It's a heathered light blue. Should I just freecycle it? What would you do with it?
Third thing - I also just realized I have a large trash bag FULL of black sheep's wool.... it's partially felted I think... it needs to be carded, I don't know what to do with it... I got it from someone intending to use it to stuff fluffy animals....... maybe I will still use it for that. I am planning to make some cute pigs for Christmas this year. Does anyone else have Ideas about what to do with the virgin, black wool?