I made this quilt for my wonderful brother. He graduated from high school this May and will be attending Texas A&M in the fall. He is a wonderful singer and performer, he participated in the Texas All-State Choir show two years in a row. In trying to decide what to make for his graduation gift I thought about his piano lessons as a kid, his amazing performances as a member of the high school choir, his many hours spent playing Rock Band with friends, and his wardrobe that is inundated with skulls. I designed this original quilt pattern that I feel really speaks to his passions and talents in life. I am so proud of him, and can't wait to see what he will accomplish this fall in College Station. That reminds me that he recently auditioned for and was accepted into The Texas A&M Singing Cadets.
I used several batiks for the quilt top, appliqued each black piano key and found this great Alexander Henry fabric for the back. It was beautifully machine quilted by Kim Peterson of Austin, Texas.
These photos were taken by Joe at Treaty Oak Photography. Thank you, Joe!