Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Monday, 23 September 2013

Flower Ball sphere

This was my take along hand sewing for summer project,  its English Paper piecing,  perfect to have in your handbag, for those anytime anywhere (until it gets too big that is) moments.
I have used batiks from my stash, the pattern is by Geta Grama and is a download from her site romanianquiltstudio, im sorry thats not an active link.
I need to baste it next onto a backing fabric but I can't decide what colour would be best.
Happy sewing!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Paper piecing

Ive started a new project, its a Storm at sea quilt using my oakshott autumn fat eighths bundle.
Its a very wet and dreary Saturday here in Wales so its a perfect day for sewing while watching The Quiet Man.
I hope you are sewing too.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Pickle dish

Its finally finished!
The washing of it was nerve wracking because the Kate Spain terrain layer cake has bled in places grrr...Come on who washes a layer cake!
I did use colour catchers but they didn't help, this genius put her quilt in the washing machine on a quick wash and then spent 15 minutes watching as the water slowly dipped onto the quilt as it filled, im definitely using the bath next time.
Unfortunately I got the batting wrong, I used 2 layers of white request weight quilters dream, it was the only white batting I could get but I failed to notice that it has a antique crinkled look when finished and I definitely prefer my quilts not crinkled but the quilting does shout out more now.
On a happy note I am chuffed to bits with how it turned out.
Some quilty pics to follow....