Thursday, May 19, 2022

Music Version 2.0 style on Free Motion Mavericks

I can't believe that it's already been a fortnight since I last posted the Free Motion Mavericks linking party! Welcome to week 382. I hope that you've had time to play with fabric this week 😊 

Music symbols

I mentioned to my daughter today that I was too tired to do any complicated free motion quilting (FMQ) tonight and that I was going to do an easy row of music symbols. It's been well over 40 years since I last took music lessons but I was sure that I would remember everything that I needed (famous last words). Thank goodness for Google. I knew that the base clef didn't look quite right (lol).

Music symbols

Since the FMQ was on black fabric, I was able to use my chalk pencil. It worked very well.

Piano keys

Various music symbols

Stéphane loves music and played the clarinet in his high school's orchestra. He also taught himself to play the piano.

Clarinet - hopefully it sort of looks like it!

I didn't get a chance to prepare the images that I was working on last time but I did borrow his geology dish towel. I'll try to adapt some of these images for the quilt.

Geology dish towel

What I learned
  • I'm happy that I didn't try to FMQ anything too complicated tonight. Simple was good and it all turned out well.
  • I can't believe that I didn't remember how to do the base clef symbol - it has been a long time.
  • I have a little more space on the black strip, so I'll be adding the names of his favourite composers and/or opera...before the next time.
  • I hope to make the time to prepare and do some fancy FMQ next time - but it will depend on how well the preparations go for the Conversations exhibit.

Related links

Linking parties

Music Version 2.0 was featured by Denise at Put your foot down. Thanks!

Free Motion Mavericks

There are two colourful quilts that I would like to share with you this time. Denise from For the love of geese made a lovely TriAngles quilt with Island Batik fabrics. I love the way that she finished it, including those mini triangle blocks on the edge. If you didn't read about it, here's the link.

Denise's TriAngles quilt

Sandra of mmm quilts made a floral Whirling Petals - A Hands2Help Quilt. Her floral fabrics looks wonderful against the dark blue background. 

Floral Whirling Petals by Sandra of mmm quilts

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  1. Awe, thank you for sharing my quilt. The music notes are a nice touch and I love the idea of using images from the dish towel. Thank you so much for the linky party.

    1. Thanks so much Denise. I included an image of the towel just for you :-) I hope to take some time this week to draft up some images for my next FMQ of V2.0

  2. Thanks for the feature Andrée! Every time I look at a photo of that quilt, it looks like the flowers are leaning to the left! Optical illusion :-) You did a fabulous job with the musical symbols! I quilted several into the quilt I made for my uncle in England several years ago, lots of fun!

    1. Thanks for linking up Sandra. I was just surprised that I wasn't as confident as I could have been with the musical notations - I guess that 45 years does take it's toll on the memory :-)

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    1. Thank you very much Alycia. They were fun to quilt!

  4. Joli quilting, les symboles de musique sont joyeux et très bien faits. La clarinette est une merveille !
    Merci pour le partage de liens ;)

    1. Merci bien Frédérique - comme tu vois, j'essaie de me ratrapper sur mes commentaires. Bonne semaine!

  5. The piano keys are really fun. Hope you've made good progress this week.

    1. Thanks Kate. I'm really behind on my comments and will have my first Version 2.0 post in a while on Thursday. I know that my son will be happy.


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