Thursday, December 5, 2013

#TBT - Throwback Thursday - Magnum Opus

Quiltin Jenny

It's Throwback Thursday here at Quiltin' Jenny, and I hope you'll link up and share your own creative adventures from your pre-blogging days.

In honor of Batman's arrival, I thought I'd show you the quilt Mom and I made when my niece arrived almost eleven years ago.

My brother is a musician and studio engineer, which is why they live in California and not down the street like I would prefer.  He and my sister-in-law also used to be cat people.  (They've converted in recent years.)  When we found out my niece was on the way, we decided to make a simple quilt with alternating nine patch and snowball blocks to show off the colorful and cute fabric line we found of these jazz cats. 

We found an assortment of black and white prints, many with musical themes.  We had such a great time shopping for them all.  We found the Jazz Cats fabric and most of the black and white prints at Quilts and Fixins in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Then we added prairie points around the border.  I love the extra dimension they provide, especially on baby quilts. 

Then, of course, Mom added her beautiful hand quilting.  These treble clefs still make me smile.

We decided to call it Magnum Opus.  We knew that no matter what musical work he did or how many Teacher of the Year awards my SiL won, parenting would be their masterpiece.  We were right - they are amazing parents and have awesome kids.  I can't wait to meet Batman in person and watch his personality bloom.

Now I want to see your blast from the past.  Link up and let us all see!

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