Flute Block

We have been examining the quilt “Instruments of Praise” and have seen the trumpet block, the lyre block, tambourines and dancing, and the violin block. The quilt was inspired by Psalm 150, which lists each of these means to praise to Lord. “Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute.” We’ve covered them all so far, except for the flute.

Because each block was designed with rotational symmetry, I chose to use the image of a wood flute.

To set it off, I assembled some scrolling medieval motifs with room for the flutes along the vertical and horizontal axes.

Here is how the flute block looked after it was appliquéd.

As with the other blocks in the quilt, motifs were added to the design for cut-away trapunto.

Here is the flute block quilted and set on point.

Each flute was embellished with a hand embroidered stem stitch around the edges and tiny black buttons for the flute holes.

You can make this block, or the whole quilt, with the Instruments of Praise Pattern Packnow available on my web store. Patterns will ship the week of August 29th, 2013. Order your copy today!

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