Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday, indeed...


"Holy Good Friday, Batman, "Baltimore Rhapsody"
has four outer borders and corners!"  

(Those corners aren't quite finished, but they are attached...)


It's not quite a top yet, but it should be by Easter Sunday.  I think I will add something else above the F clef "hearts" because I don't think the corners are strong enough...more flowers, or maybe some musical notes.  This music quilt has no music notes...weird!


Thank you to everyone for the helpful comments concerning the arrangement of the blocks.  It was so difficult to make that final commitment, but it is done now.  


Designing by the seat of your pants, thinking about each block and not thinking about the final quilt, certainly made that final choice more difficult...balancing overall shape, color, angle and size of instruments, scattering of birds, etc.


I need to finish appliqueing the corners, decide how much to trim off the outside, and finally top stitch around the edges...THEN comes the basting, YIPPEE!!  I am so eager to start hand quilting this sucker!

I am also considering appliqueing tiny initials and the the date like I did on my Civil War Bride quilt.  I love how charming that little detail looks on antique quilts, I just need to figure out where so it doesn't disturb the overall balance or stick out too much. 
  

Between this project, Holy Week, and trying not to be nominated for "Worst Wife and Mom of the Year," I have not answered many comments lately.  Sorry!  I will get to each and every one at some point.  Thank you for your patience.  Your participation has made this journey so much more enjoyable for me...actually tolerable at some low-spirit times.  Thank you for hanging in there with me!

Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Passover, Happy Spring Break...oh, Happy Everything!

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

41 comments:

  1. It's wonderful Teresa! Congratulations!! Just jaw-dropping gorgeous.

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  2. Amazing work of art! All that thought really produced some beautiful images and I'm sure captured sweet memories about music. Absolutely lovely!

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  3. Wow! It looks AMAZING. What a wonderful quilt. Sooooo close to being finished!

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  4. Oh, its gonna be even prettier than I imagined!!! I like the wide white background of the border. Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  5. That is just gorgeous! All of your work has created a beautiful masterpiece!

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  6. Words can't describe how wonderful this quilt is. I agree the corners need something more but you'll figure out something delightful. You deserve to put your initials (if not your whole name) somewhere on this quilt. WOW!

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  7. Girl I am in awe of your design talents!!!!! This is truly a masterpiece, something that will end up in a museum someday.

    Crispy

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  8. Wow! This is an amazing quilt, both from design and execution. You are so talented. Thank you for taking me along for the ride!

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  9. It's looks fantastic Theresa----looks like a quilt top finished to me. The arrangement is very balanced and love all the little details scattered throughout the quilt. The initials and date would be great--you will add a label with all the spelled out info for later generations???? What a journey this has been, and it is finished on a holiday. Priceless!!

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  10. The quilt is fabulous! The border design is perfect for it and I do like the block placements. Really looks like the conductor is conducting the whole orchestra! Well done. This is an amazing treasure.

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  11. I am in awe, wow, the border makes the quilt. truly beautiful
    I have enjoyed watching this masterpiece, family heirloom for sure, grow over the months.
    Just beautiful, I am so happy for you!
    Kathie

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  12. I have loved watching you create this gorgeous quilt. It is absolutely stunning!

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  13. OMG!!! This is so fantastic in every way! I love that border on it! And I can't wait to see what you add to the corners! You should be so proud of this.....what a beauty!

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  14. Musical notes would add the perfect finish to this quilt. Bravo. Bravo. Encore! Encore!

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  15. I just have no words, except for gorgeous, breath-taking, stunning, amazing, and so on and so on. You are such an accomplished quilter...I am always inspired when I visit you!

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  16. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Congratulations on producing a masterpiece.

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  17. I am in as much awe as the rest - just loved watching the birth, growth and anticipating the 'adulthood' of this masterpiece. Truly a special quilt and thank you for letting us be part of it.

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  18. This is just delightful - you have made a wonderful quilt... can't wait to see it "shown" and delight many more folks....esp musicians.

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  19. Amazing! I have enjoyed watching your journey.
    Happy chocolate munching Easter!

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  20. Gosh Teresa--this is so fantastic--a real heirloom. Just beautiful...you definitely will be celebraing Easter on a happy "note"...Julierose

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  21. Oh wow, that border is spectacular!

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  22. Wow - it is looking just amazing! Congratulations and all the best for a lovely Easter :)
    Hilda

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  23. You final choice of the border applique is so perfect! Definitely put in intials and year somewhere.

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  24. I agree with Crispy's comment. If the quilt ever leaves your family, it should be in a museum. Can you say,"PERFECT!" By all means place your initials on there. A masterpiece deserves to be initialed.

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  25. I have so enjoyed watching this masterpiece come to fruition. You are THE most talented person I've ever seen in my life. The fact that you designed this beauty is amazing! I'm also blown away at how fast you applique. This would take my entire life to finish! It's just lovely. Like I've said before, I also loved the history behind each instrument. I'm in awe....I bow to you, Oh Queen! :) Hugs and Happy Easter!

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  26. It's just wonderful! I love the date and initials...a lovely touch!

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  27. Amazingly beautiful! Wow you must be so proud!! Happy happy happy!!!

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  28. Wow! Wonderful - what an achievement! You can be proud of that!!!

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  29. Amazing! I am so excited that you are so close to the finish on this top, it is spectacular.

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  30. Teresa!!! IT's AWESOME!!! :D

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  31. Wowwwweeeee! Teresa! it is fabulous. I know you must be so proud. Yes, definitely add your initials and year like your other quilt. Congrats on your top. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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  32. It is beautiful!!! I hope some day I'll be able to make something remotely as beautiful as this quilt.

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  33. A beautiful quilt. Of course your initials and the year belong there. It has been fun watching it develop. On to quilting!

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  34. It looks incredible!! Such a gorgeous border. I look forward to seeing how you quilt this beauty!!

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  35. This is such an awesome quilt. I like the borders so much. Great job.

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  36. Wow, your quilt is AMAZING.

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