|Penguin applique from "The Proper Penguin" by Robinson Pattern Company, pieced letters from "Alphabet Soup" by Jaybird Quilts, layout by Canuck Quilter Designs|
To make the quilt extra personal (because that name splashed across the front is so subtle!) I quilted the names of various school activities Laura has been and is involved with. I typed the words in a large font, printed them, pinned the paper to the quilt and freemotion quilted through the paper around the letters. At first I tried to follow the outline exactly, but that looked pretty shaky, and bits of black ink got stuck under the stitching. Once I started using the printed letters as a general guide things flowed more smoothly. The letters look a little more informal this way too, which I think is a good fit with the penguin.
Of course Band Tour made it in:
This one is my favourite:
It does say "Fum Fum Fum". That is not a typo for "Fun", though the activity was fun. These are lyrics in one of the songs sung at the high school Madrigal Dinners. It's pronounced "foom" and as soon as you say "fum fum fum" anyone who has performed in Madrigal knows exactly what you're talking about.
So there you have it. The band tour penguin quilt. I don't have any photos of the band marching in the Disney World parade during their tour last week, or of the quilt in use on the bus to and from, so I'll leave you with photos from last fall's Madrigal instead.
|Baroness Laura in full song at Madrigal|