I have a love for Broadway musicals. I've already bought my pass for this season's Broadway series with the Memphis Orpheum. I can't wait to be able to introduce my children to the wonders of singing and dancing on stage. It's going to be great!
When I saw the Broadway Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram, I signed up immediately! I couldn't even begin to describe the excitement. My all-time favorite is Wicked. When my swap partner also indicated she loved Wicked, I went for it. I found a paper-piecing pattern of Elphaba online and expanded it a bit.
I then used tracing paper to draw the Wicked musical logo onto the black fabric and stitched it out. It took a while to complete this, but the texture it brought to the quilt was great.
I struggled with the quilting of this one. I didn't know quite what to do or how to approach it. In the end, I'm glad I went with some dense wavy lines. It adds a fun element without taking away from the piecing.
The back is just a solid piece. I found this print at Joann's that matched exactly. I decided to not make things more complicated and finish with a solid piece. Since this is a wall hanging, the back really doesn't matter too much.
I had so much fun making this mini. I think I'm done with online swaps for this year, but next year should be lots of fun.