Yesterday during Mass, I was standing back in the narthex holding a cranky toddler, and I found myself staring down at the tiled floor and admiring the designs the tile-layers had created.
I know, I should have been attempting to hear what was going on in the church. Instead, my mind began to wander as I thought about ways to translate the design to a different medium. I was thinking how one of the tiled sections in particular might be a good starting point for a quilt I've been toying with the idea of making. We have a bunch of no-longer used flannel receiving blankets sitting around (three kids in, I've discovered the wonderful Aden + Anais blankets, and I'm never going back!). I'm thinking that instead of getting rid of the old blankets, maybe I could turn them into a cute baby quilt for someone.
When Mass was over, I grabbed my (new birthday gift from Tom!) camera, and snapped a picture of the floor.
Since I'm still very new to quilting, though, I'm not sure how well previously-used fabrics turn out in a quilt. The blankets have probably shrunk as much as they're going to, so I don't think I'd get that nice puckered look in my finished quilt. Anyone have experience with this?