The oddest request I’ve encountered so far -- could we make a quilt to cover the side of the bass drum at church? The drum is open, and an old comforter of some kind sits inside to soften the sound (I THINK that’s why it is there). Whatever the reason, it looks rather ugly and can distract from worship on Sunday morning.
It just so happens that we have some hexagons sitting around, left over from a previous banner project. So we took some measurements and set to work.
I used my trusty Electric Quilt program to draw up a plan to give some idea of layout and size of the hexagons.
Then I printed out a template from EQ7 for the hexagon. I made a window template from an old file folder so that I could centre the hexagon correctly.
The template was used to make trim seven hexagons to the required size. The background is ready -- it is a piece of black fabric pre-quilted on the long arm machine. At the moment the circle shape is defined by a paper template. When we decide on the layout we want we will stitch the hexagons in place and cut the background to the correct size. There is plenty of the print fabric for binding.
We still have to work out the method of attaching this to the drum – hair elastics might work. And does it need some embellishment? – that could be added later.
Of course, if this turns out well, we could find ourselves being asked for more – seasonal drum covers, perhaps? Coordinating banners for the music stands? It seemed like such a minor project when we first started!