I'm currently taking a humanities seminar called Cultural Approaches to Tourist Arts. For our final project we have to do something (anything really) that has to do with one of the course objectives.
I sew and have dabbled in small quilted things, so I decided to do an almost-Amish quilt for my project and talk about how nowadays quilts are made more "touristy" and how its a border crossing to have an Amish quilt done in a slightly modern way. I've been through several Amish sections of the US (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana) and have seen both quilt stores and fabric stores where both modern and Amish people buy their goods.
So here's my plan:
Make a Diamond in a Square pattern using traditional colors of red, purple, and black, but instead of solids use patterned fabrics. Also, I'm machine piecing this.
I'm making a 3' x 3' quilt as I only have 1 month to complete this.
This is the quilt I'm modeling mine after:
What advice do you have for this project? I'm still debating whether or not I'm going to hand quilt it or machine quilt it on a basic sewing machine (I have confidence it's small enough of a project I can do it on my Singer).