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Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Richest Chord


I belong to an art quilt group that has been making 12" x 12" challenge quilts for the past year. Our most recent challenge was to base a quilt on the theme of music. I had a number of thoughts but decided to try to depict my favorite chord in fabric. As you can see, my piece grew substantially beyond 12 x 12! It is 18" by 45" before adding the border/frame. So I hung it in my living room and kept it for us.

My favorite piece of music is Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.  I've been playing it on the piano for fifty-five years!  There is a chord in the last movement that is so full and rich that I've been known to play it over and over when no one else is around.


So there is the chord or chord series that has given me chills for all these years.  Now to get my piano tuned and start playing more than once or twice a year.
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5 comments:

Judys Fiber Art said...

Love the illustration of the richest chord both in fiber and music. Art has been called frozen music. I played piano when I was young and Moonlight S. was one of my favorite pieces to play. I think I know the part you mean.

emprint said...

It's beautiful, Roberta. I hope you bring it to the next meeting so we can see it personally.

Merrilee said...

Lovely, my friend, both in concept and execution. Hoping we can see it in person next week!

QUILTONLINE said...

MERRY CHRISTMANS AND
A HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
wonderfull blog.

Linturn said...

I'm a bit late commenting but I envy you your playing and what a beautiful quilt! I play the piano but not well even though a music teacher. I was a singer and wind player but I can hear the music you showed by looking at it!! Keep playing and sewing.