Piano Paper Piecing Pattern


Piano Sonata pattern on Etsy


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.


The other two blocks for my mini quilt –



Violin Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern


Fiddle The Violin pattern on 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 pattern on 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!