Friday, November 30, 2012

Finished Guitar Quilt!

I finished quilting and putting the binding on the guitar quilt for my dad last night.  Overall, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
I used a light blue for the binding and I really think it goes well with the different shades in the background fabric.  All of the fabrics used in this quilt are my own hand dyed fabrics that I've been hoarding over the past couple of years.
I did a simple outline around each of the fused applique pieces and did a wood grain quilting motif in the background.  I figured the wood grain quilting would be appropriate given that guitars are made of wood. I really like how densely quilting the background made the guitars pop more in person.
As you can see, we got a dusting of snow this week.  I took these pictures as I was waiting for my car to warm up and was distracted by the cold, so I forgot to take a picture of the back. I used a similar hand dyed light blue for the backing fabric.

This is a Christmas gift for my Dad, who has been playing guitar since he was a little boy.  His guitars are to him as my sewing machine is to me.  Of course, he as a lot more guitars (and other musical instruments - base guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboard, etc.) than I do sewing machines. 

11 comments:

  1. How big is it? Love the look. You did a great job.

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  2. Neato. I love the overlapping bits.

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  3. Ok, this is just so cool!!!! Love it, and I know your Dad will be just thrilled. Your hand dyed fabrics are wonderful.

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  4. Love the wood grain with the blue dyed fabric. Fantastic!

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  5. You are a finishing freak :) This quilt is so wonderful and colorful!

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  6. Dude, it is freaking GORGEOUS. What a great finish. Concept, piecing, quilting, the whole nine yards. Way to go.

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  7. It's quite lovely; my husband is the same way about guitars as your dad - do you sell this pattern?

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  8. This is fabulous! Love your color choices, design, everything!! I have a daughter who is recording her first CD and yes, she's all about her guitars! In fact, we didn't know she sang for a while because she was hiding behind her guitar! ;)

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  9. That pattern and her newest guitar pattern is available through Robbi Joy Eklow - at http://www.robbieklow.com/

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  10. Thanks for providing inspiration for a completely different quilt - http://suebk.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/evolution-of-quilt.html

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