Piano Paper Piecing Pattern

 

I finally finished the last block for the music mini quilt.  I got a few requests for a piano quilt pattern and I play the piano myself, so I decided to make a paper pieced grand piano.

I went through a few iterations of the pattern, specially with the keys area.    I didn’t want to cut that area randomly.  I also like to minimize the amount of lining up I have to do when I sew sections together.  That’s what took me the longest to figure out and I am pretty happy with the final design.  I would consider this an intermediate pattern because there quite a few small pieces in there.  I had to keep them small so the piano wouldn’t look too boxy.

 

Piano Sonata quilt pattern is available on my Craftsy and Etsy shops.

 

The other two blocks for my mini quilt –

 

Violin Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

Fiddle The Violin on Craftsy and Etsy

 

I love to play my little violin.  The very first musical instrument pattern I made was this violin quilt pattern.  The violin can be made all on its own, or with the bow. I even included an alternate to paper piecing the f-holes.

 

Cello - Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

Soulful Cello on Craftsy and Etsy

 

After going back and forth I figured what else could accompany a violin better than a Soulful Cello.  It was very much like the violin, but without the chin rest and much larger.  I didn’t include the bow in the cello quilt pattern because no matter where I placed it, it was interfering with the harmony of the block.  So at the end I decided to leave it out.

Just like the violin,  there is very little lining up on this cello pattern.  There is also an alternate to paper piecing the f-holes.

 

Happy Sewing!
-Soma