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Janice M's Project QUILTING - Making Music Entry 'Lime in the Cocount' | by PersimonDreams
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Janice M's Project QUILTING - Making Music Entry 'Lime in the Cocount'

My quilt is called "Lime in the Coconut" and is inspired by the Harry Nilsson song "Coconut." I figured it is a cold, wintery time of year and I wanted a tropical quilt to brighten a room! I crazy quilt pieced the background, and then machine appliqued the coconuts, limes, and umbrella to the top. The darker brown free motion quilting on the table surface is intended to look like the shadows cast by the coconuts sitting on the table. The coconuts are also intentionally "fuzzy" in the way they are stitched down, that is not from fraying fabric. I wiggled a straight stitch back and forth across the border of the coconuts to get that coconut fuzziness. I free motion quilted the background with limes to keep the motif alive in a sky blue metallic thread. The fabrics are all from my stash, and include every era of fabric since 1940 because some pieces came from my great-grandmother-in-law's stash. This quilt is about 15" square. I live in Reasnor, Iowa on 40 acres in the country, about 45 minutes southeast of Des Moines.

Janice Marquardt

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Taken on January 26, 2012