I was recently commissioned to make a cushion for a couple who are getting married at the end of August.
The only information I had available was that they are both very musical and one of them works for the red cross. So I decided to make a + quilt/cushion keeping to a black/white/red palette and including some musical fabrics and one red red +. Really, I had been hoping for a more low volume effect than this and I’m regretting including the piano keys in the + side.
And I’m especially happy because it’s finished well before the deadline, which is virtually unknown around here, and because it’s my second Friday Finish in a row :)
I’m linking this post with:
Crazy MomQuilts and
TGIFF, which is with Laura at Quoka Quilts this week.
12 thoughts on “Musical Crosses”
Those fabrics are fantastic – piano keys included! I think the prints work well together in that design – the piano keys seem to be saying “Hi – I'm here doncha LOVE me?” as they play with the other prints – then the red cross jumps up for her turn and says “Yes, it's ME – I made it to the party and I'm the star!!” :) Sometimes we get too matchy matchy/safe, and then we need a dash – or two – of fun :) I think you did a great job on the pillow – congrats on getting it done before deadline – most of us know how hard that is, LOL!
It is lovely Janine, I know what you mean about the piano key fabric but it doesn't detract from the overall effect at all. I find low-volume a difficult feat to pull off a lot of the time but I think you have definitely captured the spirit of it here, and your recipients are happy with your make so win-win :)
Pam @Threading My Way
What a unique and BEAUTIFUL cushion, Janine!!! I know nothing about low volume (although I keep hearing about it) – I just know I love your cushion – very creative.
Well done. I also see what you mean about the piano keys but I think they just add another little element.
I love it! The red cross is just perfect. And I really like the back. Great finish!
It's beautiful!!! I don't think the piano keys look out of place at all and I LOVE the back too :)
It's a lovely cushion. I think the piano key fabric works very well to create a secondary resting place for our eyes after the predominant red + sign. Love it!
It's wonderful! What a great personalised gift – I really like the piano keys :)
I love the piano keys. I love how they jump out at you, together with the red cross. They provide a lyrical, musical highlight to your lovely cushion. I am not surprised at all the couple are happy with this fun cushion. A perfect finish, Janine.
This is so gorgeous!! What a fabulous pillow
That's fab, well done
Archie the wonder dog