As I mentioned before, quilting doesn't have a tradition in my home country, we don't even have a German word for it. We say "patchwork", or the more modern quilters say "quilten" as a verb.
When my husband and I first met, we also talked about art, and he told me that he was into Kandinsky and the Bauhaus movement. He inspired me to find out more, and I started thinking about "form follows function". I decided that I would abstain from mere decoration in favour of useful things.
Of course, this is up to everyone to decide for herself!
This is one of the reasons for me to try and make a bed quilt.
As soon as my bird quilt was large enough that I could sleep under it, I noticed that my sleep was better.
Did you have this experience, too?
I found out that it seems to balance temperature better than the expensive bought quilt with innovative fiber which rather tends to overheating my postmenopautic body.
It will take me some more time to finish it, add a backing fabric (I found one, it is a turkish bedcover with huge roses), do the basting and binding, and I'm rather exited whether I will manage such a big project or miserably fail.
I'm not planning a batting, because I appreciate the light quality of my quilt.
When it is done, I plan one for my husband. In the bauhaus style, inspired by the weaver Gunta Stoelzl.