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Thread: The Music Man's Wallhanging - step by step

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    Member bronnyb's Avatar
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    I am a reluctant patchworker - I have been dragged kicking and screaming over to this, the dark side. I have considered myself a cross-stitcher who is not adverse to sitting at the machine from time to time, making use of the patchwork fabrics around to accent my stitched wallhangings and to make christmas ornaments.
    Dad's 80th birthday party is 8 days away. Typically, i've left things to the last minute. I saw a music quilt panel at the local shop a month or so ago, and thought that would make a nifty (and quick) wallhanging. I posted the pics of my patched piano keyboard last week - some of you were interested to see how I would use it. So here is what I am working on. As this weekend progresses, I will add to the photos as I go.
    This is the panel, to which I have added an inch fabric border (as it was the last panel in the shop, the seam allowance was a bit dodgy - so I had to fix using some tone on tone.
    The fabrics down the side are the ones that I intend to use, making a small sampler patch strip on either side. (unless I change my mind in the next 5 minutes again)
    I hope you are interested in my progress....

    Wallhanging - step one - the fabrics
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    I think you are doing great! I see you conquered the piano keys.

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    That is going to be beautiful. Great job.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing it when you have it all together. I think it will be beautiful!!!

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    I was just given a bag of "Musical" fabrics. I have the same ones as you have showing. There must be at least 100 different patterns in the material that I was given. I didn't even know they made so many musical fabrics. Good luck on your project. I'm sure it will be beautiful!
    Marilyn

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    Wow, awesome!

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    It's mid-evening now...and I'm still plodding away.

    Im showing a closer look at the fabrics for the side panels - and how I played with my graph book and pencils..
    I'm feeling very clever - managed to make successful 1-1/2" half square patches - using 1-7/8" squares...I've been dying to use that technique..
    Now I'm about to piece together the 8 blocks - I've laid them out 'just-so', in order that I don't mess up the sequence.
    How do you think I'm going so far???
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    Great job!! I can't wait to see your progress. :) This is a fun way to share your quilt with us, in real time! :)

    Rachel

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    That is going to be so nice.

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    wow, you are putting some serious work into this one. It's going to be beautiful, can't wait to see the final quilt with your DAD smiling away!!

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