This quilt top has been around for more than five years waiting to be finished. It is named after my oldest son, who in his teenage years decided he was going to take up guitar. Electric bass guitar to be exact. Being one to encourage all musical endeavors, he received his very own guitar and amp for Christmas. He might have played it three times in total. His rock and roll fantasy was short lived. Even though he is grown and lives away from home, that guitar still sits in his closet. We will see if either of his younger brothers get the urge.
I loved making this quilt top. It was fast and best of all, this is my favorite color palette. I had it up on the design wall for a while, thinking about how quilt it.
At first, I was determined to quilt something in each block, going for the yin yang impression given by the blocks themselves. However, the fabric in each block emphasizes that enough so I went with an overall design. There are three rows of three squares set on point. Each square is three concentric squares. The squares overlap each other creating a plaid sort of design.
I also tried changing out the thread so that every other square is dark thread and the remaining ones are light thread. This was supposed to help each square stand out on it's own but with the fabrics being so busy, it didn't really work. The texture shows far more than the different thread colors.
The inner border is quilted with free motion circles and the outer border is free motioned in a dark brown thread meandering all around the guitars.
The backing is a print by Carla Miller. I have been saving it just for this quilt. The binding is a solid dark brown.
This quilt is a keeper and will be perfect for keeping us warm as the temperatures continue to cool this season. It is lap size measuring 53" x 46".
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.