Open Line Friday-Quilt-a-Song

Nine Patch, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Welcome to Open Line Friday!

Today’s question:

If YOU were to turn any song or poem into a quilt, what would it be?FMQ, Valentine Postcard
Nine Patch, FMQ, Words, Lyrics, Lori Kennedy

Of thee I sing….

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lullaby Lori

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40 thoughts on “Open Line Friday-Quilt-a-Song

  1. Rain, rain go away..come again another day…complete with raining cats and dogs on to a gigantic umbrella

  2. Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon. Quilted around the border of a baby quilt.

  3. Hope is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul / And sings the tune without the words / And never stops at all. (Emily Dickinson)

  4. What a great question! I really have to think about that one! The first poem that came to mind was Joyce Kilmer’s tree poem, because I love quilts with tree or leaf designs. But a song…? I’m going to be humming to myself all day trying to come up with a quilty song choice. Thanks for such a fun topic Lori!

  5. I did one over 10 years ago that was inspired by “Bread and Roses.” It was written by a man for women who were seeking better working conditions about 100 years ago. I have it on a Judy Collins CD. When my kids were both in college I finally had time to make the quilt.

  6. Somewhere over the rainbow…or On the wings of a snow white dove…this is a tough one! So many great songs!

  7. I just got chicks in May, and I keep singing:
    “Talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, cheep, cheep, cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more”
    That’d be fun on a chicken-themed quilt. 🙂

    LOTS of great ideas here!

  8. For the Beauty of the Earth! My daughter and I just put together a quilt top full of Alaska batiks we have been collecting together-most are animals-otters, moose, whales, salmon, ptarmigans, in greens and blues.

  9. Impossible!! For a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage.
    Impossible!! For a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in marriage
    And four white mice will never be four white horses.

    (Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella)

  10. for a refugee – A John Denver song – This is for the refugee. It was a scrap quilt with white lettering stitched into the quilt. I have since lost touch with the lady, who was a white Zimbabwean who came to the UK.

  11. I’m working on a Happy Birthday quilt with candles, presents, ice cream cones, cupcakes, pinwheels, and the letters Happy Birthday. It’s going to a family of 5 so am going to stitch their names on top of the ice cream cones.

  12. A few years ago I made a fractured landscape quilt inspired by Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. Of all of the quilts that I’ve made it’s my favorite. I learned the technique from a book, “Winter Trees” by another Kennedy, Jane Kennedy. Everyone who knows me thinks it’s funny that I like this poem and made this quilt because they all know that I do not like snow!

  13. ‘Good morning starshine’ (the earth says hello…you twinkle above us, we twinkle below…). I made a quilt for my grandson with lots of apliqued star shaped flowers in the botton part of the quilt on a green patched background echoing stars in the top of the quilt appliqued on a blue patched background. I loved making that quilt.

  14. Birds like feathered tailors
    Walk around on pointed toe
    Putting fancy stitches in the
    Clean white sheet of snow…Martin Buxbaum

    Don’t you just love words!

  15. Such a fun topic. I haven’t come up with a song but I sure had many going through my head reading all these replies. Only a couple I didn’t know.

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