In 2011, I made this lap quilt for my aunt (in law) who loves the color purple. I had wanted to make something for her for a while, but I struggled to find great purple fabrics that were not too patterned and childish. After contemplating for a while, I decided to add yellow into the mix. But honestly, I can’t remember if the yellow idea was before or after I found the binding fabric which turned out to be so perfect for the quilt: a purple and yellow tulip print with touches of white and black.
The back of the print is a treble clef print on black. Lynne is also a very accomplished soprano singer, and the first time I met her was at an A Capella Christmas concert that she and her daughter performed in. It was beautiful.
I am pretty sure I quilted it with a 40wt YLI variegated purple thread, and I used groupings of 6 lines. I remember thinking that 5 lines would have been more perfect and musical related (music staffs are made of 5 lines and 4 spaces), but it still turned out pretty well.
My ever helpful quilt inspector, Puppy the cat, kept a close eye on how the quilt top went together for me. 🙂
Looking back over the image files, I can see that I pieced the yellow blocks in May of 2011, the purple blocks in July of 2011, and I finished the quilt in November of 2011. Having a full time job and sneaking sewing in to the times available sure stretched out how long it took me to make quilts (certainly as compared to now). I know Lynne still has and uses this quilt, which is perfect.