Sunday, August 2, 2009

Guitar Hero

Eric is our musician son. He is my personal guitar hero.

Here is the top for his quilt - all done. Needs batting, backing and quilting. I'll be starting on that momentarily.

We'll be seeing Eric later this week, but I will be very surprised if this is ready to go that soon. Good thing they are experiencing record heat! I don't think he'll mind if he doesn't get his quilt until later!

I actually used a pattern for this one (!!! - I know!!!). I saw this pattern in Leavenworth WA before I actually had done any quilting and I really liked it so picked it up. The pattern is called Guitars Opus VI designed by Maureen Erhardt of Music In Our Hearts Studios.

The top is entirely from my stash, although I knew I had the pattern and I picked up music and guitar themed pieces when I saw them. I have many others, but these ones seemed to fall into place perfectly.

One interesting point is that I picked up the bright green just because I liked it thinking it would likely be one of the last things I'd ever use. Wrong. When I went digging for something to use for the guitar heads, this green jumped out at me and said "I'm the one!" (Does your fabric talk to you?? :) ) I had one meter. Used all but a few square inches of it. I would have liked to have done the binding with it, but nothing left. And of course there's none left in the store, either. Oh well.

The little black dots are bugs that jumped on the fabric the instant I laid it out on the lawn. I guess they liked it!

As an added bonus, here are a few pix of our flowers - petunias and lilies.

1 comment:

  1. Love that guitar quilt, and the colours are fabulous! Your garden is very pretty, the lilies are a gorgeous colour.