I enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted twice yearly by Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side. For my second entry in this fall's festival, I am offering my Ode To Joy quilt:
I originally blogged about this quilt here. The quilt is inspired by Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which in turn incorporates Friedrich Schiller's "An die Freude," or "Ode to Joy." I incorporated text from the poem in multiple ways, and the paper-pieced musical notes spell out the first part of Beethoven's theme. The fabrics are primarily Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee and Tim Holtz's Eclectic Elements, plus some custom fabric from Spoonflower featuring scans from the choral score.
See my original blog post for more information about the design of this quilt, and more photos.
Thanks to Amy for hosting the festival!