Here is an idea I am playing around with for the DQS7 (Doll Quilt Swap 7).
I think I may be biting off more than I can handle, and I'm not completely sure it fits my partner's taste.
My plan is to quilt the design first and add color later. I've seen quilts done in this manner that are stunning. Of course, the quilting skills are phenomenal! I don't think my quilting skills are quite there yet but I think I can do a decent job. Of course there is always the special "file box" for butchered quilts. (The trash can!!!)
This is what I"m talking about:
Quilt by Irena Bluhm: By the way she is missing this quilt! So if you have seen it anywhere please contact her!
And these from Helen Stubbings:
Irena also has books on the matter