4.30.2008

April TIF - Part III

Related posts: April TIF -Part I, April TIF - Part II

Here are the first six blocks pieced together. What I liked about making them was cutting the fabric free hand with the rotary cutter. The effect is that there's a bit of variety and movement added to the blocks.

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Looking at these six block I realized that I was moving away from my original colour scheme and that I was also spending more time on the project than I had originally intended or could afford. I had been wanting to make a quilted cover for our piano keyboard for quite some time. We have a small, apartment sized Yamaha with no keyboard cover built into it. Thus, the keys sometimes get quite dusty, (like when I haven't dusted for a while). When I laid the six blocks end to end, they fit the piano keyboard perfectly so I sewed them together end to end, like so.

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Added batt and pin basted,

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quilted and bound, et voila, a happy piano and April's TIF challenge completed.

piano

Keyboard Cover
Commercial and hand
dyed cotton and silk
Machine pieced
Machine and hand quilted
8 x 52"
April 2008



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Detail

5 comments:

Tanguera said...

What a great piece. Love the way the colours change from the bass to the treble.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

What a unique piece, it turned out beautiful. We can always find another place to display our art!

alsokaizen said...

A wonderful case of serendipity in action! the key cover turned out wonderfully!

Debbi Baker said...

A terrific result - I really enjoyed reading about the thinking behind this piece!

fiona d said...

this is perfect - looks wonderful, works beautifully - and what a huge transformation!