Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Flying Geese Applique Quilt

This is the latest pic of my quilting progress.

I think I may have a problem with the borders, they are looking seriously wavy!

This post is linked to Freshly Pieced and Ester's Blog.

Happy sewing!

Monday, 22 August 2011


I have made nearly all the hexies for my wall hanging, and have started to assemble them, they are sewing together nicely.

They have made a great take along project this summer, we have just come back from a trip to London and I even sewed them together when traveling on the tube!

It will be a lot bigger than I intended when I started, but I'm sure that's very common with hexagon projects LOL!

This post is linked to Patchwork times

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Work in Progress

I have done some more quilting on my flying geese applique quilt.

I tried quilting pebbles around the appique on the weekend, but it just looked wrong, so that block is in the process of being un picked.

Today I tried feathering around the applique, and it looks much better.

This post is linked to Freshly Pieced and Esther's blog

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Hexagon Needle case

I found a really cute hexie needle case with a tutorial on how to make it over at My three Sons, and I couldn't resist making my own.

Because I didn't have all the bits I needed to make one exactly the same, I had to deviate from the tutorial, I only had three hexies ( matching left overs), I used one piece of felt and a very small hair band, as I didn't have the right sized ring.

To make mine, I placed  two hexies wrong sides together, with the hair band (cut to size) placed in the middle and I sewed around them.
I cut a piece of white felt the same size as the last hexie and placed it snugly against the wrong side of the  hexie and sewed them together.
Then to finish up I sewed along the top edge of both hexies with the hair band at the top.

I am pleased with the way it worked out, but do wished I had taken more care making it, Its not my most precise effort Lol, but its a template for a matching pink polka dot one I plan to make to match my hexie pencil case and scissors.

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Work in Progress

This weeks work in Progress

My hexie project is coming along nicely, I've made loads of hexies this week.

This is not a photo of the offending feathers, but ones that I,m happy with!
 I have fallen out with my quilted feathers, the tips haven't formed nicely on the latest half triangle that i have sewn, so I'm going to unpick them and practice drawing them out before I start quilting them again.

No progress on my Poppy quilt, its waiting in the quilting queue.

I challenged myself to make a grab a button for my blog tonight, I read through a couple of tutorials which made it sound so simple, but its taking ages to get it right!
Don't suppose anyone will grab it, but it will look nice hanging around the side of my blog, just got to figure out how to set up the links for it, a couple more hours and I should have it sorted LOL!!
This post is linked up with Freshly Pieced and Esther's blog!

Happy sewing!