BLOGGER’S QUILT FESTIVAL – SPRING 2013 and ‘HAPPY DAYS’!
Hello and welcome to ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ and ‘Nero’s Post and Patch’! This is our 5th entry to this fantastic quilt show! Till now my pets have represented my quilts but today I thought to do it by myself.
Beginning of this quilt … I had a Kona solids bundle and thought to celebrate my birthday with that … without planning more, I cut them all half and cut the equal amount white triangles … sew them together …
… then it was difficult … how to choose how to organize them … when I tried the order I used for the quilt, I knew immidiately that was the one …
When I was watching that happy quilt top, a song came to my mind: ‘Happy Days’! HERE is the link to that famous song ‘Happy Days’! It is so fun to see that old tv serial and listen that music! In fact I don’t listen very much music; I concentrate better when it’s quiet. So how I find names for my quilts from songs? No I’m working with a small paper pieced quilt named: ‘Summer Wine’!
Quilting was difficult. I quilt almost always by hand because I enjoy that and because my simple sewing machine is not suitable for quilting. With this quilt I wanted to try and experience the machine quilting. For my own use it’s okey, but I couldn’t give this quilt away – anyway I couldn’t give it away! Those quilted lines on the white backing remind me of ski trails and my home country Finland. Now I have lived 20 years in Crete and I enjoy taking photos with beautiful backgrounds and amazing colours – bright blue sky and turquoise sea!
Name: ‘Happy Days’
Size: 33″ x 40″
Fabrics: Kona Cotton, Bright Palette (Charm Square)
Binding: white cotton
Pattern: my idea, but later I found the same pattern from ‘Cluck Cluck Sew’
Category: Wall Hanging
This quilt could be a baby quilt or a lap quilt, but I made it wall hanging so that my every day is Happy Day!
I have always helpers, this time it’s Hanna. Meet all our team: Nero (writer/model), Hanna (secretary/model), Nelli (sewing assistant/inspector) and Teje (sewer/quilter).
Thank you so much for your visit! Continue your tour to see amazing quilts, beautiful blogs and meet wonderful quilters!
Special thanks to Amy, who has done fantastic job organizing this event!