Thursday, July 15, 2010
I love music. I have listened to music all of my life. Some music I listen to brings back memories of certain times in my life. Some of the music I hear brings me back to my childhood. A lot of this music was what my parents listened to and I remember some of the places we lived and some of the things we had in our life back then.
Some of the music I listen to takes me back to my teenage years and I think about friends, high school, driving cars, and dating.
And further, there is music that when I hear it reminds me of certain high points and the dreaded low points in my adult life. Music has always been a constant in my life and I always have something playing while I work in the studio. Most days I’m singing along at the top of my lungs. It’s a good thing that usually only the cats are there to hear me.
I drew the musical symbols to size on drawing paper and then created a freezer paper pattern. I applied Mistyfuse to the back side of my black fabric and then with my freezer paper adhered to the right side, cut out my patterns. The purple and teal blocks of color are fused to the light background, then the musical symbols are fused last. I free-motion stitched the quilt. I stitched a squiggly line along the edges of the dark fabrics to give it a loose, sketchy feel.