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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Violin Collage - Quilt the Music!

  Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and 
my day - the final day for the Music Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of music
and
stitching ideas I can't wait to try.

But first, it's my day to show my
Violin Collage Quilt.


Dedicated to my daughter.


This was a year ago when she was about ready to have our grandson.
She can play about any instrument, but has a passion for her violin.
I love that I can still go to see her play.


I love to make collage quilts.
To start with a drawing and add fabrics to add shadows and highlights with the fabrics.
In the meantime adding little bits for character.
Here is the violin coming to life...






Close for quilting and a little more detail:


I've used this technique a lot!
I have a brief tutorial using a sugar skull HERE if you want to see more collage ideas.


Please check out the bloggers posting with me today:

Thursday, November 17th


You can find the rest of the schedule HERE.

This blog hop is for everyone!
Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

You can check out the
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to stay up to date, too.

We are making sweet stitching music together!
#MusicBlogHop


Happy melodies to you!









32 comments:

Stitchin At Home said...

WOW! I love your violin and the little kitty at the top.

Pamela Arbour said...

WOW from me too! That is amazing. I will have to check out your tutorial.

Paula Louceiro said...


Wow. How beautiful is this quilt. I loved the colors and even more the detail of the little fox (or cat? lol). Well done.

Annie said...

Carla, your violin collage is extraordinary! I couldn’t stop examining it, it’s so beautiful! Your daughter must be head over heals loving it. I love seeing collage art quilts like this. Thanks for showing your process as well. I’m not likely to ever attempt one (well, maybe a really small one, ha!) but I know where to come for instruction and advice if needed! Best of Show here for me!

Quilting Gail said...

Your collage quilt is fantastic!!! I LOVE it!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your collage is amazing! That's something I've always wanted to try, so thanks for showing how you did it.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

This is just gorgeous.

Vicki in MN said...

Another fabulous job!

Carol said...

Carla, this quilt is spectacular! I really appreciate your photos showing the process--that helps us understand how it can all come together so beautifully! The photo of your daughter is cool--her concentration is evident. :) Thanks for a wonderful hop and for sharing the violin quilt!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

I have never done college and I love that you have shown your process. I have always loved the look of them and now I think I just might give it a try. thanks for sharing and hosting this awesome hop!

Calicojoan said...

Wow...that is absolutely gorgeous! And that quilting adds so much to it. One of these days I am going to have to give that a try. It looks like so much fun. How great is it that you can go see her play her violin yet!

piecefulwendy said...

You make that process look so simple and easy, but your violin is absolutely lovely and elegant! What a talent your daughter has, and how fun that you can go see her play!

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous violin collage quilt. Thanks for showing the process, and how exciting you get to see your daughter play! I plan to try a collage quilt after Christmas. Thanks so much for showing your technique, and thanks so much for another amazing blog hop!

tubakk said...

Such a beautiful quilt, and a great tribute to your daughter. I see so many fun collage quilts, but I've not yet dared to try it. I will.... one day.

Lori Smanski said...

wow this is gorgeous. thanks for sharing. when our daughter played the alto saxophone, when wanted her instrument to look like this. but the teacher said she first needed to learn the instrument. then when she bought her own she could do anything she wanted. wise man. by the time she played exemplary, she wanted only a certain brand. she also loves the flute and an indian flute. our son plays the trombone. my husband plays the acoustic guitar and electric guitar and I used to play the piano and alto clarinet

Carol S. said...

This is gorgeous and really a work of art. Love it! That little kitty at the top is so sweet. I bought a kit to make a collage but have yet to do it. Maybe you should come show me how to do it. LOL This blog hop has been incredible with so many amazing ideas. Thank you for leading us in the challenge!

Kathleen said...

That violin is gorgeous! And thanks for the wonderful hop...so many creative ideas! It is wonderful that you can still hear her play.

Charlene McCain said...

Wow! Your quilt is so beautiful! You make it look so easy. I have never done a collage quilt before, but may have to give it a try. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Thank you for hosting this fun hop, Carla. It has been a blast!

Lianne makes stuff said...

This is so beautiful I'm sure your daughyer will be in love with it too. Thanks for the link to your tutorial

Kim said...

So beautiful! Thanks for showing the progress as you went. That was interesting.

LJ said...

Carla, you are an artist. Making that drawing is fabulous alone but they you added all those wonderful fabrics. Artistry! I've enjoyed seeing all the projects on the hop. Thanks for your work as you organized everything and everybody. Thank you.

lynn said...

Your work is beautiful and inspiring. I think I would like to try this technique. Thank you

Danice G said...

That is really a beautiful quilt, and a wonderful tribute to your daughter.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Wow! This was amazing to see how you created this stunner. Fabulous job!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. 😊

Karen's Korner said...

You certainly brought that drawing to life with those gorgeous fabrics. Well done.

Susan said...

I loved seeing this the other day, but I was on my phone and it wouldn't let me comment on all the blogs. That violin is amazing! What a wonderful design.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Wow, Carla! This collage is fantastic! I love how you added the shadows and the fox (or cat?) at the top! Great job. Thanks for sharing your process and thanks for this blog hop. It was so much fun. I'm playing catch up today after being gone all week!!

Sandy Panagos said...

Wow! That is so cool!

Susan said...

I really like your violin collage. Violin is my main instrument though I do play. viola, cello, flute, percussion and handbells. I enjoyed this hop.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

I am just back from a quick trip to visit my ailing parents. wow did I miss your post! This is gorgeous. What a beautiful violin and so colorful. Thanks for sharing the project. I've always wanted to try a collage quilt...they look amazing. You nailed this hop!!

Deonn said...

Carla, what a gorgeous work of art! I've always wanted to try this technique, but haven't yet. It's stunning! All those fussy-cut pieces combine to make a real treasure. What a wonderful gift for your daughter!