Finally I have returned to my I Believe in Angels series. I like to keep my angels close so I have made many angel quilts over the years. So far, I have 8 of these angels on my design wall, each with her own personality.
Who doesn’t love music? Music can soothe a heavy heart. Music can inspire creativity. Music can make you dance. Music can take you away to another place. Whatever my current mood, my music angel comes to the rescue and recommends just what I need. My love of music inspired my quilt “I Believe in Music Angels.”
“I Believe in Music Angels” is created using fused appliqué sewn with a machine blanket stitch. Her dress and the border is music fabric which sets the theme for the quilt. I made her hair on my Janome sewing machine using a decorative stitch and variegated thread. After adding the borders, the quilt measures 33X35 inches, a good size for a wallhanging.
My friend Maxine Moore did a masterful job of carrying out the theme of the quilt with a music pattern quilted into the background of the quilt. How cool is that!
After adding binding, a hanging sleeve for easy display and a label to document the quilt, I embellished “I Believe in Music Angels” with charms, buttons and jingle bells. Her earring charm is a treble clef”. I love painted buttons, and I add them whenever I can.
I signed it on the front and added a charm near my signature that says “angels watching over me”.
This quilt is one-of-a-kind.
Perhaps you have an aspiring musician in your life who could use a bit of encouragement. When you are a musician trying to break into the top 10, it’s good to have an angel whispering in your ear assuring you that your music sounds great. Or perhaps, like me, you just love other people’s music. Your music angel will suggest just the right song to match your mood.
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