Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Service that made me smile

Don't you just love it when a parcel arrives from the quilt shop

But how often is it wrapped in tissue paper, a red ribbon and a fabric heart with fusing on the back!
Awesome or what

This is my first order off Quilt me Happy and its made me very happy indeed!

And in the parcel was my Kona white fabric for my New York beauty quilt, I'm all set now for some weekend curved piecing GULP!

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Oakshott inspiration

I'm a pin it addict! I recently joined that happening groovy site called Pinterest

Its absolutely great for finding and keeping photos that you find inspirational when designing new quilts and looking for quilting motifs.

At the moment I'm using it to find design ideas for a wall hanging using this fabric, its the Autumn collection of fat8ths from Oakshott.

This is the link to my Oakshott fabric inpiration board on Pinterest  Follow Me on Pinterest
For more inspiration I'm linking up with Quilting by the River and these linky parties
Fresh Poppy Design

Monday, 13 February 2012

Design Wall Monday

My pond is looking a tad murky in the photos today, not at all vibrant and lush (I love the word lush, I like to say it with an extra shhh sound!) as it is in real life.

 The applique has been glued down with Roxanne glue, and three of the pads have been sewn.

 I'm ashamed to admit it, but my poppy quilt hasn't made it up onto the wall yet, I'm really rubbish when it comes to sewing on hanging sleeves

You would think for a girl who loves to make wall hangings this wouldn't be an issue but these quilts still languish in a drawer as well.

and um there are others in there too, damn it!

Anyways I'm butt kicking myself as I type which isn't easy, so hanging sleeves are my top priority!

This post is linked up to some fab linky parties and I'm off to check them out, see you soon.

Happy sewing!

Sew Happy Geek

Friday, 10 February 2012

Oakshott loveliness!

One of these arrived in the post yesterday

Its a Autumn bundle of shot cotton fat 8ths from Oakshott Fabrics, 

Lily from Lily quilts  raved about the fabric on her blog on Tuesday, so I went to have a look and ended up ordering some, I'm so not sorry as its seriously gorgeous in a iridescent luminous way!

She is now hosting a give away of a colour box of 100 fat 8ths from Oakshott, for a chance to win some pop over and enter.
Good luck!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

New York beauty preparations

A little parcel arrived for me in the week, 100 sheets! that should keep me busy and an add a quarter ruler a gadget that I didn't technically need as I have a 1 - 6 inch ruler already, but hey it doesn't have the edge bit on it so......

 And I've been cutting up my charms into sets of six colour tones.

and then stacking them ready

Ive printed out the foundation patterns, so I'm all set!

This little ark needs some more friends!

This post is linked to

Sew Happy Geek

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Happy sewing!