what a lovely gift and quilt. Good luck finding the "perfect" binding fabric!
Carolmarie You are very sweet- having another one of me would be helpful- but don't we all feel that way? I don't know how high my output actually is in the scheme of things, but making things as gifts certainly motivates me to get them done- and sadly the ones for my family are definitely getting done slower- but they now are next in line:))) I'm so glad you like it- that means a lot to me! I really wanted this to come out well...now if we can just give it to her without crying all over it in the process:)))
I love the fabrics and colors you used. The greens, mustard, brown, olive, orange, oh they are so beautiful together! How lucky your daughter's instructor is. I only hope she/he appreciates the treasure you are giving. Great job!
Nice colors and pattern; and I like your quilting design decision. I also like to mix fabric lines...actually I never noticed designed and line till i started on Threadbias. I just go by look. My favorite quilt stores arrange by color and not by brand.
Clairealex Many thanks- I agree- mixing it up is good- some of these prints were pre-mixed for me by the shop- came in a bundle from sewmamasew - (before they went out of business- so sad- because she had a great eye for fabrics- ) anyway, then it was easy to add in some of my own because she got me off to a great start and some of the fabrics would have never caught my eye otherwise- now I love them all!
Love the bidding...great finish!
True Thanks- the sateen is a nice fabric but FYI- if you ever use it- it ravels easily so I sewed a double row of stitching to attach the binding:)
Chandra Thanks so much:) How old is your daughter? It seems like the years have flown by since mine started:)))- its a wonderful instrument you spend your life studying:)
Margaret this is a treasure. The violin teacher will be reduced to tears as she should be. To have a family think so much of her that the mom creates this gorgeous quilt is something she will probably never experience again. And the colors you chose are rich like the wood of the violin. Exquisite! And best of all is the quilting! You have just inspired me. It IS possible to have curves with out doing FMQ! Thank you so much for sharing!
Love it alll! The fabrics, pattern and quilting are beautiful. So thoughtful and kind of you to make a treasure like this for your daughter's instructor.
Terryt1955 Thank you so much Terry-she's a special teacher - I had planned a much larger hexie quilt for her when she was staying to see my daughter through conservatory auditions but when she got ill we knew she'd need serious time to recuperate...but all will be well - she's recovering and the Prep is taking good care of us:) The quilting was a gamble- I have a new machine that FMQ's very nicely but that's not my strong suit yet- nothing beyond wavy lines and swirly q's so far. Then when I finished the stitch in the ditch it occurred to me I could simply recreate the circles freehand- maybe the Quilting police would issue a citation but it worked;))).Thanks again for your kind words:)
Kruppcake Thank you Patty- I am happy with how it all came out - I'm trying to be careful with all my quilts these days ( oh if I had pictures of the ones I made when the children were small I'd be in serious trouble with the quilt police:) but I took even more care with this one:)