"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!