Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quilt 126 - Feel the Music Quilt

42" x 54" - 2009
"FEEL THE MUSIC QUILT" was made by Great Aunts Adele Ewert and Ione Ewert Whitney for their nephews in Prineville, OR. The boys' choir will be using the quilt as a fundraiser for a trip to Ireland later this year. The music fabric comes from the fabric collections of Adele, Grandma Betty Ewert Lawson, Barb and Sharon.
Harriet and Ione were heading over to Vashon Island for Lorraine’s Day and decided to stop at the quilt shop, Island Quilter, (, to see if there was more music fabric Ione could add to the quilt. The store was open for the last day in a house before moving into a storefront in town. Ione was directed to the novelty fabric room which included the music section. When Ione took her choices to the counter to be cut, Anja said that when the American Choir Conductor, Robert Shaw, would come visit his cousin who had owned this house, he had stayed in the room where she had the music fabric. There seem to be lots of music lovers as part of this quilt!
The pattern is a Functional Quilt Pattern designed by Ione Ewert Whitney called "From Scraps to 12". There are 12 pattern pieces in the 12 blocks. The quilt was quilted by IoneBrickhouse Machine Quilting, Port Orchard, WA.

There were many names considered for this quilt.
Crook County Cadet Boys Choir Music Quilt
Flannel Backed Music Cuddle Quilt
See the Music Quilt
Follow Your Dream Quilt

All of the choir members and their directors have signed blocks that are sewn into this quilt. Adele prepped and cut all of the pieces and was able to sew part of the quilt before they had the signature blocks back. The sashing is a nice way to set off the blocks and bring attention to the names and the variety of music fabric.

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