Hello dear friends! Small quilt ’Happy Days’ is ready and I love it! It is happy and joyful!
Today was one perfect day for a photo shoot in the garden. Nero and Hanna were all the day outside and I joined them with my coffee brake.
I think this is my favourite photo today! ‘I didn’t have anything for my coffee’ (you know: I don’t have anything to wear) – so few days ago I thought to buy ‘chicken’ and ‘cow’ mugs I had seen in the local super market. But then I saw these and really liked them … untill I realized they have patchwork on them … then I fell in love with them!
Every month I used to get one lovely magazine from Finland - ’Country Dreams’ – but now they don’t publish it anymore. I was sad to hear that and it was difficult to decide what other magazine could replace that. I chose this one ‘Home and Kitchen’. I really like it – they show wonderful homes, ideas to decorate, some recipies etc. and one trip somewhere – this time to Bali.
Coffee brake needs also Nero’s biscuit box, cheece sandwich, all on Marimekko’s tray … and half shadow! Sun was really hot on my back! and yesterday evening I had to wear my ‘down coat’. We have been this winter so lucky with the weather and we didn’t need to use very much the heating. Totally the opposite to the last winter which was really cold, rainy and endless. Do you notice Hanna’s ‘beach-towel’?
She loves to have sun bath!
This time I made the quilting by machine. I managed but it’s not perfect. Because I have to use the normal foot it’s difficult and I have to ‘feed’ the quilt all the time with a pin. I quilted horizontal, straight lines almost randomly. I don’t know why these lines and shadows bring to my mind trails for ski.
I can’t wait to get this quilt on the wall to watch it well. I shall hang it so that I can see it from my bed. When having my afternoon nap, I always enjoy watching the opposite stonewall and till now this ‘Patient’ quilt …
In the afternoon the sun comes from this side and it shines through the side of the curtain. Here I’m going to put my new ‘Happy Days’ quilt! Still I have to make the hanging sleeve. I made triangle corners but this is too big quilt for them … so other system is needed. On the outside wall two nails (my ‘show room’) were exactly on the right place to hang the quilt for a while …
They just say it the news that rain and cold is coming to us … but today we had summer …
I’m joining many great linky parties with ‘Happy Days’: ‘Little Quilt Monday’, ‘Fabric Tuesday’, ‘Linky Tuesday’, ‘Sew Cute Tuesday’, ‘Made by Me Wednesday’, ‘Really Random Thursday’, ‘Friday Felicities’
My tape measure is now too far so I’ll give you the quilt details in an other future post. Colourful fabrics are Kona solids and they were enjoy to work with! My only problem and worry is the washing. Normally I wash every quilt after finishing and also I pre-wash all the fabrics. Now I didn’t wash the colour-patches … after your great advices I’m now a little bit prepared, I found colour-catchers! I hope they work well!
I guess you have seen enough (for this time) … I have more photos and shall take more … bright blue sky, fresh greens, yellow flowers and this quilt … what else it needs … aah, yes of course Nero …
Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments and eyeglass stories! I have enjoyed reading them! Nero would need sun glasses not to have closed eyes in our photos! Just one last one and then I leave you … with Happy Day wishes and hugs!