Thursday, April 23, 2009
Retreat Flimsy Four
This is the last of the quilt tops I finished at the retreat. This is my husband's music quilt.
It started innocently enough. On a road trip, I stopped in a quilt shop and saw some music fabric and picked up a couple of FQs back in the Spring of 2003. At the time, I was still knitting, and quilting had not taken over. DH suggested that I make him a quilt, using just music fabrics using a repeat from each fabric. I nodded, the quilter in me wanting to piece, and started collecting music fabric everywhere I went.
Fast forward 5 years and now I have two drawers full of music fabric, only a handful repeated. I continued collecting since I hadn't started the quilt, and had no idea what I was going to do. DH's idea was beginning to look better and better.
Then I saw a quilt on the Quilt in a Day forum that someone had posted. She had taken squares of floral print and set them with sashing forming stars. I knew then what I was going to do with my music fabric. I wish I could remember who the quilter was to thank her for the inspiration.
Before I left for retreat, all the sashings were pieced, the top half of the quilt was sewn together and I had two additional rows sewn together, so it came together pretty quickly.
There are 168 different fabrics, no two a like. I even printed my own square, scanning in an original composition my husband hand wrote, Large Egg Rag.
Naturally, this didn't make a dent in my music fabric, so there is another music quilt in my future some day.
P.S. I just found the link to the inspiration quilt.