Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Musical Inspiration for my Quilting!

Project Quilting's Challenge Two is Making Music. My brother, Mark wrote a beautiful song named "Keep on Dreaming".  When I first listened to the song I said to him, "That would be a great song to quilt!" ---  I wasn't exactly sure what I meant... I guess it was the way the song flowed.  I love to sing it while I am quilting. 
I picked out the fabrics yesterday. I selected a sky fabric, a star fabric, and a black and white fabric to create the background for my quilt.
A little pressing and then some very careful wavy cutting with the rotary cutter.  
I learned how to cut and sew together wavy lines at a mini class that I took at Quilts by Barb's Quilt Retreat a couple years ago.  Sorry, I can't explain it, but there are many books out there that give you instructions on how to cut and how to sew it.  I just wanted to show you what I was doing to create my quilt.

We learned how to sew it, so that it lays perfectly flat and smooth.
 Here's the back, so you can see how nicely the seams lay.
 My background is pressed and ready for tomorrow, when I take a few more minutes for me to create. 
Thanks for following along as I take the challenges and create a quilt for Project Quilting. I have til Noon on Sunday to complete my musically inspired quilt.  I am sure Mark will love it. You can listen to Mark's "Keep On Dreaming" - just click on the song. 

Linked with:
Pat Sloan's Blog: My Word - Share What You Are Working On! - Jan. 25, 2012
Freshly Pieced: WIP Wednesday - Jan. 25, 2012
The Shady Porch: Rock 'N Share - Jan. 25, 2012
Happy Quilting: TNT Thursday - Jan. 26, 2012
Faith, Grace, and Crafts: Pearls and Lace - Jan. 26, 2012
Somewhat Simple: Strut Your Stuff - Jan. 26, 2012



Richard Healey said...

That is way cool if you happen to know where you learned how to do the wavy line quilting can you share that link. I am interested.


The Slow Quilter said...

It is nice to have such talent in the family. The song is great, so I know the quilt will be Dreammy.

PatSloan said...

i really love waves... yours is awesome!

Miss Hillbilly said...

I hope this 'takes'. Tried to leave a comment on your last post and it wouldn't let me.

I love what song you have used and your quilt. It's going to be great!

I have something drawn up for my husbands song. Myspace is all messed up(where his song used to be) and we don't know how to get his song from the computer up to the internet. I doubt I'll even make the project this week. Too much going on.

You keep at it...yours is gonna be great!

Snoodles said...

Wonderful song, and your quilt is a lovely interpretation of it! Those wavy seams are awesome! Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. :)

Melissa Corry said...

Love the curves!!! They look awesome!!!

Doni said...

Lovely job so far, and I can't wait to see what you are going to do with it....Looking forward to the finish!!!
Thanks so much for sharing that absolutly lovely curvy stitching with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!....I'll have to take the class!!!