I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been participating in Quilt Block Mania, but when I found out the theme was “Music”, I just had to participate!
Did you know that I have a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Education??? Yup! I was a high school band director in some capacity for about 20 years. I’ve taught in both Maine and Utah, and even though I “retired”, I have been on staff with a local band. Last summer I had to stop my banding because my quilting was sending me in too many directions.
Anyway. . . this is a simple block. You can use any colors and I think it would be great in a graduation quilt for someone who was in band, choir, or orchestra. The 7 background pieces are pieced and the quarter note is appliqued on. I always use machine applique and the pattern will describe that technique.
I had a lot of fun quilting this little project. I used 7 different colors of Omni thread by Superior Threads to match the wedges. I used a medium gray color in the bobbin and that worked out really well. I used 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20- mostly because the scrap piece was big enough to fold over, so why not? All the solids are RIley Blake Confetti Cottons. My addiction to solids has increased to a level when I had to get a wholesale account. It’s a dangerous situation. All the designs that I used to quilt the multi-point areas with Pro-Stitcher came from Quiltable Designs. I had to shrink some of them down a LOT. Several designs just didn’t work well in this size range, so I may have found a niche that needs to be filled.
Make sure you check out the other blocks! Get them NOW while they are free. Quarter Note Block will be free until September 1, 2022.
Headphones Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
iPod by Inflorescence
Happy birthday at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Player Piano by Scrapdash
I Love Rock’n’Roll by Appliques Quilts and More
Record Player by QuiltFabrication
In Treble at Sugar Sand Quilt Company
Bel Canto by Inquiring Quilter
Rock ‘N’ Roll Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Hawaiian Vibes by Patti’s Patchwork
Vintage Radio by Tamarinis
Quarter Note Block by Oh Kaye Quilting
Music Note by Powered By Quilting
Xylophone by Blue Bear Quilts