I started this quilt several years ago and my plan was to give it to Dan in honor of his garage band, "Generations." CJ's Quilt shop was sponsoring a mystery quilt and while shopping for the fabric, I came across this with musical instruments and knew it had to be my focus fabric. The band, which consisted of Dan on guitar, his son on bass, my grandson on guitar and vocals, and my son-in-law on drums played during a March of Dimes Walk America and I was proud as ever of them. They did a super job. The band disbanded when my daughter and her family moved about an hour away and little Andrew was on the way. Both of those things made scheduling practice times difficult. There is still a drum riser and probably enough equipment to compare money-wise to my quilting stuff (not counting Mabel, of course)!
Anyway, back to the quilt. It got burried in the UFO corner and I finished assembling it last year. It's been hanging in the longarm room for months, so when I decided I wanted to do something a little bigger than the ones I've been quilting, this was the one. The panto is Interlocking Music by Dave Hudson (great pattern), PermaCore Natural thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.
Here's the front,
and a close up of the music fabric,
and the back
This afternoon I delivered the sock monkey parts to Dottie's house so she can stuff and sew them together. We made some project holders with potholders, (that I don't have a picture of, dang it) and a baby hankie bonnet. It's the cutest thing and it goes along with a cute poem. There are dozens of them online, but I can't seem to find the one we used right now.