The Life of Riley · May 1, 2016

Color & Music: Violin Study - A Four-in-Art Quilt

It's Reveal Day for Four-in-Art.
Color and Music.
May I present: Violin Study

I once read a book about Synesthesia, by Oliver Sacks - Seeing colors related to things like numbers, sounds, and yes, music. I've never experienced it, but I do have a very talented pianist friend who does. She sees colors related to key signatures. I thought of that a lot while thinking of ideas for this project.

A violin is quite appropriate to the family, #1, #2 and #4 all can play the violin. #2 has since switched to the viola (and also plays piano). #3 plays the cello and #5 will more than likely play the violin. Yep, our goal is the string quartet with accompanist.

It didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to do. This quilt is made of selvages and "quilted as you go". I had originally thought just the silhouette, but came across a split silhouette and knew it was perfect. After all, white light is made of all the colors, and I thought this was a striking way to present the idea.
Fortunately for this year, we have rather abandoned the size restrictions, I just didn't think I could do what I wanted on a much smaller scale. This quilt is about 38" x 54".
The very perfect backing fabric from IKEA - with a bit of fanciful music.
Selvages are fun to work with - some Hello Kitties peeking at us.
And those windmills! I did have to do some deliberate cutting so I could have enough selvages!
The edges are covered by (purchased!) bias binding.
Please take the time to check out the other quilts in our group, that's what I'll be doing (after church). (ME!)
Our group blog is here:

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