Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall



There is a lot going on these days. Just barely showing behind the black & gold is Eeyore, pinned up so I can work on the black & gold quilt. I still need to finish the borders and then it will be on to the quilting.  I have a cool idea for the quilting in the border (which my husband loves) so I hope I can pull it off. That bit of cream on the right is from the 2 color binding.

The baby’s parents are musicians, so isn’t this the perfect fabric for the backing?



I’m going to have to do some piecing as I only have a 2 yard piece and there is a 10″ and a 5″ square cut out of it. I really like the gold with it and I bought more than I needed, so maybe there’s enough.


While I was piecing the quilt, I managed to make 40 + 4-patches for my Jared Takes A Wife.  For the record, they were already paired up into 2-patches.  I think I have 10 more left to make.



I’m still cutting fabrics, but that’s OK. My goal is to finish it by the end of April.

To see what others  are working on, check out the links over at Patchwork Times.


3 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall

  1. Good for you to re-purpose your 4-patches. Have a great week working on your projects.

  2. I think I would start by seeing what the score would look like shrunk to the width of the black border. It will be bigger than printed music but not that big. I think I would then see where I could fit it. I would only do one verse, so to speak. Then I would follow that up with the common words to the lullaby. By gold thread do you mean gold colored or are you thinking of using metallic gold thread? I would stick to gold color as the metallic thread is scratchy. (Of course I haven’t purchased or even looked at gold thread for some time — years and years really.) I like the idea of doing the lines with the machine. You might want to play with your special stitches on your sewing machine to see if there are any circles/ovals that would work for the notes and then you maybe able to add the stems by machine too. Otherwise I think I would hand quilt the notes/words. You might need thicker thread to have it show up too. The project sounds like a lot of fun albeit time consuming. You’ll learn a whole lot with this endeavor. Good luck!

  3. Whiskers on March 18, 2014 at 10:16 am said:

    Got here from Quiltville.

    I made a music themed quilt several years ago. Black, white and red at the gram’pa’s request with music themed fabric. In the border, I had done a piano-keys treatment, and I traced one music note repeatedly on Solvy (about 3″ high), cut them out and pinned them on. Then I quilted around the shape individually. The only ink that will stay on Solvy is a Sharpie. When you rip the Solvy off, expect little bits to stay behind that you need to remove with a moist cloth or towel. Possibly just washing would be a better choice if you don’t mind the way it looks when it is done. If you need to do a smaller note, see if your machine has a font or font you can manipulate to embroider. Otherwise, I think it will be a hand project.

    (Gram’pa is gay so every so often, I would put one of the notes on upside down.)


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