Monday, May 8, 2017

Colour Me Happy Quilt


My latest finished quilt! Finished quilt number 12 for me in 2017.

                   
As soon as I got this magazine, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 46, I knew I wanted to make the cover quilt--so modern, simple and colorful! The designer is Felice Regina of Sew Scatter Brained.


I made all the flying geese first--48 total.


Next came the square in a square blocks. I love using the Folded Corner Clipper ruler on the corners, to avoid drawing lines down the diagonal of the squares. And yes, I do save the corners and sew them into half square triangles for other projects.


Progress on the design wall...


Next comes the arranging and rearranging...


One could rearrange forever! I had to finally stop and say, this is it! The final arrangement!


Next up came the quilting. I used an edge-to-edge design called "Cinnamon".

             
And here is the finished top! Mine finishes at 48" X 64". I used Quilter's Dream Orient batting--a bamboo/silk combo, for a lightweight finish. This quilt will go to my MIL.


And the pieced backing, made from 12 fat quarters. I turned the label the wrong way, but finished is better than perfect!


DD2 is working on her own version of this quilt right now--her progress so far. She's doing 20 blocks.

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Check out other quilty inspiration at: Love Laugh Quilt, Em's Scrapbag, Cooking Up Quilts, Patchwork Times, Let's Bee Social, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Sew Can She.

22 comments:

  1. It's a very happy quilt Nancy! I've never seen that ruler, it's pretty interesting.

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  2. I love the colors and the pattern. I may have to look for that magazine. I've never seen that ruler either, but I can see how it comes in handy!

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  3. What a fun pattern! Your colors are indeed very happy and I really like DD2's color selection as well! Good color sense must run in the family. :)

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  4. You've done a great job on your quilt. I gather the blocks are BIG? I was thinking 18" blocks? Wow. Love the colors and the layout.

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  5. love the big blocks and the colors are great.

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  6. That is a beautiful quilt! I love the bright colors you used!

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  7. That's a great pattern, and I love your version! That's also a lovely quilting design--different than a lot I've seen.

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  8. Beautiful colours on both quilts. Very pretty!

    -Soma

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  9. I love the finished is better than perfect! it's beautiful ... and a mantra I can live with :)

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous. Nice intro to a tool I didn't know. Love things that work like this!

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  11. What a fun colorful quilt that seems to have gone together very quickly!

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  12. Great post, a trifeca for me since I have the magazine, the same fabric and the ruler which is a wonderful tool for the corners--way more accurate, although being a little angle-challenged, I have to make sure I'm laying it the right way before I cut the corners. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. This is a very happy quilt! What a fabulous design. It would be great in any group of fabrics!

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  14. Very nice job. So much color and looks so fun.

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  15. Nice! Congrats on the pretty finish. And I really like DD2s colors - perfect for spring!

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  16. What a beautiful quilt. Good job for you and your daughter.

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  17. FYI - Since Judy Laquidara at Patchwork Times is no longer doing "Design Wall Mondays", I talked to her and got permission to continue Design Wall Mondays at my blog: http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/

    I hope to see your posts on future Mondays, Judy Hansen

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