Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Days

Finally finished after about 3 years!

This quilt has been sitting, about three quarters quilted for that long. I wasn't happy with my quilting and left it. Could not stand the thought of unpicking and starting again so it sat collecting dust. My friend Kim found out and told me to GET IT FINISHED! I didn't unpick, just picked up where I left off. Most people would not notice what I was unhappy with; and the quilting is part of my learning and progression; so I look at this quilt with a GREAT BIG smile now - it's finished!

My corners are a little rounded, actually looks nice for a something different. I had trouble binding my corners and when I finished the last one I worked out how I should have done it! Isn't that often the way!
What a beautiful sunny day we have here today, and some lovely green grass!

In the pattern Anni suggested using 10 inch squares for the backing or a single fabric. This was my first pieced backing and I love it! A pieced backing makes the quilt more reversable but I also don't think all quilts are suited to having a pieced backing - some just say one fabric to me.
The pattern is 'Happy Days' by Hatched and Patched. The fabric is by Heather Bailey.

I had trouble with lighting and camera's this morning; this is why I have two pictures here.
These fabrics are Beach House by Robyn Pandolph.
There is almost a full FQ bundle (missing maybe 3?), a couple of half yards, some full yards, some yard and a halves; also a couple of yards of wide backing fabric.
Anyone interested in making an offer for part or all of these fabrics, email or leave a comment.
I originally bought them to make a couple of quilts for some people who the fabrics suited, but have gone on to choose something different since the purchase.

16 comments:

Kylie said...

I just love it Bec - gorgeous fabrics xxx

Julie said...

Happy Days indeed! Looks great, I especially love pieced backs because it helps to use up the fabrics from the front and therefor leave fewer scraps!!

Lynda said...

Happy Days is fab-u-lous Bec! I love this quilt (made it twice) and can see myself making it again.

Vicki ♥ said...

Love the quilt and how fabulous that the colours are like todays trends...its fabulous and I love the gathered edge. :)

Amanda said...

What a lovely quilt. I like the fabrics and I like the ruffled edge. I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it now that you're heading towards spring and summer.

Thimbelina said...

What a beautiful quilt... you must be so pleased that you finally finished it! Think I need that pattern!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just so nice Kiddo....job well done...love the new fabric...

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous quilt...what a great finish!

Tereasa said...

A very happy quilt...to nice to be locked away unfinished. Nothing like a pushy friend.

Tereasa said...

A very happy quilt...to nice to be locked away unfinished. Nothing like a pushy friend.

Wendy said...

It's beautiful! I love the ruffly edge. I'd love to take the fabric off your hands but I think the postage might blow that deal out of the water!! I'm sure plenty of locals will be harrassing you for them.

Myra said...

How wonderful to have such a project, that has been hidden away, finally completed, and looking wonderful!!! Love it Bec! 8-)

Farm Girl said...

Gorgeous Bec - Congratulations on a lovely finish. I really like the ruffled edge and the pieced back really suits this quilt. Well done!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love love love this quilt Bec. Love the fabrics and the ruffled edge. Beautiful....

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow, Bec! The quilt is just gorgeous all finished up!!

Ginger Patches said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! I adore the ruffle!! And the way it's reversible...so glad to see it finished, good job :)