Opera Quilt

The opera quilt is finished and was delivered to the opera fundraiser about an hour ago.  It looks good from a distance.  Here it is, modeled by Gwensdad.

Opera quilt

This is the largest thing I have ever quilted.  If I ever say I want to do it again please shoot me.  Wrestling all that fabric in and out of the sewing machine was really not fun.  But I loved working with all those great black and white prints.  And there are plenty of scraps left over so I can make something for Gwen.

The pattern is Denyse Schmidt’s Hop Skip and a Jump.  Ever since making my first doll quilt with a miniaturized version of the pattern I have wanted to make it again.

Here’s a closer look.  When the top was finished it looked like there was too much white.  So I quilted the white strips to give them some texture and left the black prints alone.  The quilting job is really amateur. But it’s a crib quilt and the baby won’t care.  Hopefully the potential bidders will have a few drinks in them and won’t care either!

opera quilt

9 Responses to “Opera Quilt”

  1. LauraJ Says:

    I really really really love those little peeps of colour. It truly makes this a remarkable piece! Bravo! A job well done!

  2. amber c. Says:

    sarah, it’s really lovely! great work.

  3. hammerquill Says:

    Nice, Sarah! I like it. I’ll send my parents over to look at this one. That’s really excellent design. Don’t let them start the bidding too low.

  4. berkeleybarb Says:

    “The parents” look it over and are perfectly delighted! What a lovely quilt! The idea of adding stitching to the white pieces was excellent. It really looks good. Thanks, HQ, for the link.

  5. Angie Says:

    That is a great quilt! I would bid on it in a heartbeat, if I were able.

    I love the splashes of color on the 3 random strips. You have such a wonderful eye for color.

  6. Mary Alice Allen Says:

    Love the quilt. I know the Opera appreciates it – it should be really good for them. I like the quilting on the white – really makes it POP!

  7. mary allison Says:

    ooooohhhh, aahhhhhh…

    love the quilting on the white. you’ve inspired me to try this quilt (someday).



  8. Nicole K Says:

    You are so talented… I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it.
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  9. jenny Says:

    I would have never thought of that color scheme, but I really like how it turned out. nice job!

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