An idea began to form that wanted to depict these three genres in my quilt. One of the most famous operas is "Madame Butterfly" and I did them in technicolour to represent "Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat" (one of many musicals that mum and dad once took me to) and the border would be a piano key border.
Back to the quilt. For some reason, I did not take very many photos of the process initially - very unusual for me.....much too caught up in the creating, I think. but here is a photo of it all coming together.
With so much negative space, I decided to use a variety of fmq designs. I started with some clamshells which I have not done before
After doing some straight lines in the piano key border, I attached the binding (using my BRAND NEW BERNINA!) added a label and ta-da.....my challenge quilt was ready in plenty of time.
HERE. While there, make sure you scroll to the end.....you don't want to miss Kaye's creation......she is one very talented lady!
Without further ado.......Madame Butterfly meets Liberace
I think there may be an issue with my commenting system. Chookie says her comment disappeared and I am not getting notification for comments so for now I have opened the comments up to everyone and switched the word varification on......sorry, I know this is a pain in the neck but I just want to see if it makes a difference. Unless anyone has any advice for me.