skull quilt ideas?
I finally found the right forum... I accidentally posted this on the sewing forum by mistake and couldn't figure out why it wasn't showing up here!
I have a dear friend that I met at community college (during the part of a year that I went :o) and I've known her for about 7 years now.... she has since moved back to Arkansas to be with her family, but we still keep in touch... anyway, she just got married and got her first home and I'd like to send her a quilt or wall hanging as a housewarming gift... She's a biker chick, so her tastes are eclectic to say the least, but the house is themed with skulls and the color scheme is red, silver/gray and black... I think something homemade would mean a lot to her and it would be a fun project for me to do (I don't seem to finish things I do for myself, but if it's for someone else, there's more encouragement to see it through)....
Anyway, I had two ideas, but I'm not entirely sure how to execute them. I was looking for ideas online and came across a pieced wall hanging that looked like a skull, and it turned out to be from a book called Whip Up Mini Quilts by Kathreen Ricketson... I didn't want to wait for a book to arrive, so I bought the E-book from Amazon, but the instructions about how to piece and assemble are so vague, I can't understand them. This looked really neat and I figured two wall hangings would be both easier and faster than 1 queen sized quilt, but because of how badly the book is written, I can't follow this to completion.
My other thought was to buy a variety of fabric that had skull prints and just piece a quilt together. I would do something simple, but I would like to frame each fabric square individually with a border rather than sew blocks together, but I've never framed fabric squares or blocks in on the body of a quilt before and can't find any patterns or information online.
Any ideas would be appreciated!
Here's the picture from the book that I bought, but again, I can't understand the instructions.... the cutting instructions are clear and precise, but the piecing ones aren't at all...
This is my first time using the new picture feature, but I actually prefer Photobucket.... this is easier, but if you proofread and edit, you lose the picture have to upload it all over again.... plus you can't decide where in the post you want the picture or put more than one picture in a post!