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Thursday, June 21, 2007

15 mins of sewing....test block..

This is my 3rd post today? I wasn't going to post this until later, but I wanted to show you the mock up sample block with the music fabric. The size quilt I decided to do uses 30 12" blocks set with sashings and cornerstones.

At first, the inner star didn't show, the fabrics were too neutral...so I brought in a brighter gold for the inner star. The outer star is the black with gold music stuff, and the 2"X3.5" rectangles are the sheet music fabric.

I'm not a big novelty fabric person....but when the fabric fits the person that I'm making the quilt for, it is fun to put something in that has personal meaning for them. I can honestly say that this has the "feel" of a Bonnie quilt, but the music is my choir director all the way!

Bonnie

20 comments:

Kim West said...

That is such a pretty block!

Busy Quilt Mom said...

I love it Bonnie! Very, very nice... classy.

Alycia said...

I love your colors - I made the same quilt block from Jackie Robinsons pattern with Red White and blue for my son. Love the scrappy version! Keep it up!

Bonnie said...

I've always loved this block and wanted to do it. I found it in block
base! It's called blackford's beauty so it is a traditional "public domain" type of block.. :c) I thought it would look great in scrappy plaids too!

Bonnie

Dawn said...

It looks good.

atet said...

Love the way this one is coming together -- and what a great way to use those novelty fabrics.

anne bebbington said...

I don't know Bonnie - it still has that sort of scrappy look about it - and the novelty music fabric is subtle enough to be pertinent without being in your face - it's looking lovely - can't wait to see the full top

The Calico Cat said...

Funny, I don't even consider those to be novelty prints...

You would need a fat cat playing a guitar for it to be a novelty in my book. The staff, staves & notes are like flowers or starts or polka dots/stripes to my way of thinking.

goneaussiequilter said...

I'm very impressed with this block. I think it will turn out beautifully!

Screen Door said...

What a talent at putting fabrics together. I love the musical notes and the way you place them to run in the blocks.

Holly said...

He's going to love it, Bonnie. It looks wonderful.

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

Your Blocks are looking great! How exciting to do a trunk show too!

Kathie said...

I made a quilt with music fabric and found it to be pretty assertive visually. You've done a good job of balancing the fabrics so that music doesn't dominate everything.

Pieces From Me said...

I absolutely love the sheet music fabric. You have put just the right fabrics with it that it is not overwhelming. I am not at all big on novelty fabrics, and I would not have thought "novelty fabric" at all in looking at your block. Beautiful! Bren

Rhonda said...

Absolute love this block and the colors!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love how you have lined up the musical fabric so it almost looks like stripes! Very nice and very Bonnie!

Floss Quilts said...

Love the use of the music fabric, but I think using the yellow really makes the block.

Ms. Jan said...

I've always liked Blackfords Beauty and as usual, you've spiced it up just right!

Greenmare said...

I love the music block! Beautiful!!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love your music block, and very sad about the dog and the antique quilts! That broke my heart! Tracey
ps don't overdo it, you sound very busy!