I follow the Persimon Dreams Blog. As part of Project Quilt she hosts a monthly quilt challenge. In the challenge you complete a project monthly that is part of the theme. This has really made me step out of the box.
This quilt is inspired by my son. He is a talented musician. The Bass is his school/church instrument of choice. Today is also his 16th birthday. We are having him an old fashion music pickin party. There is nothing more exciting or touching fir me then to hear my boys play music. In the theme of this I decided to make him a Bass themed wall hanging.
Here is where the 1st start. This is a Foundation paper pieced project. My 1st ever. Not perfect but I think it looks good!! Decided 1/2 way threw that I might not do anymore. This type of paper piecing may not be my thing. It is my first small quilt wall Hanging. I usually love the gift of a quilt to lay under. This is the 1st quilt I have done a tag/area on my quilt where I have wrote something to commemorate the date. I have wrote a few things on binding but that is it. My younger son liked it so well that I think I will do more messages. This is also the 1st item I have ever hand sewn the binding on. I know what your thinking, but I am always in to much of a hurry. Guess I might try it again. Like doing it to small projects. And my last 1st. I have never done texture or thread painting. I have never sewn objects on my quilt. On this quilt the strings are metallic gold thread. I had to go over it several times to be the thickness I desired. I also did the key hole on it in Metallic Black. I also went over that several times. Next time might try another thread. This was very fine thread and did not show up well. For the Tuning Keys are beads that I pulled out of my stash.
The pattern is really a Cello pattern I found at whimsandfancies.com. Just to try my luck again at not such a big thing, I might try the music note she has free there. Hope to post later today about his Party!!