The brief was to design a quilt for a teenager so I thought of a retro vinyl theme with LPs and album covers.
I can only draw up designs with colours rather than filling with fabric jpegs so the multi talented (especially at piecing and quilting) Jane Davidson used her skills with EQ to draw up the quilt previews. Here is her drawing with the blue colour way.
And then on the day before retreat, the Music fabrics finally arrived and yesterday I finished the quilt I have called "Vinyl". It's s decent sized quilt - 69" x 80" - I'm not one for little quilts, I think a quilt should cover you from your neck to your toes to keep you warm while you watch the new series of the Newsroom.
The LP covers are at a wonky angle but I'm not so good with genuine wonky so they all sit at an identical wonk.
The records are raw edge appliquéd with those little 1" centre circles cut using the Sizzix 1" circle die. I blanket stitched around the edges of the records and then quilted the whole thing with horizontal wavy lines 1.5" apart both using black Aurifil 50wt.
And, whilst I thought that someone of my age presuming to design a quilt a teenager would like was a bit risky, I have had votes of approval from my four kids (aged 11 to 15), my 20 year old niece, my 10 year old neice and, highest approval of all, the uber cool 16 year old daughter of one of my local quilting buddies, Reene of Nellie's Niceties. If you're interested in making your own version of this quilt, Music by Makower will hit stores later this year and the pattern will be in print - watch this space for more information as to where and when.