The challenge for our quilt guild this year was Musical Memories. We were to interpret the title of one of our favorite songs from high school in a small wallhanging.
I guess you can tell when I was in high school! I used a couple of different "official" Beatles fabrics, a batik fat quarter, and some other odds and ends from my stash. I only had to go shopping for the binding fabric. I tried to use something else from the stash, really I did! But I just couldn't get the checkerboard binding out of my head.
I learned how to do the perspective piecing--something I had wanted to learn for a long time--from a magazine article in the November 2011 issue of American Quilter called "The Altered Checkerboard" by Lorraine Torrence.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's hanging now in my bedroom, to greet me every morning when I wake up. Let's not say I'm a grumpy, cantankerous, anxious, negative Nellie every morning. Let's just say I'm not a morning person. So I hope my wallhanging reminds me to cheer up!
To see the other quilts made for this challenge, click here. (The link will take you to Flickr.)