Thursday, 12 May 2011

The Happy Quilt is Finished

I've really enjoyed making this quilt and the colours are so joyful that I've called it The Happy Quilt. I've just finished stitching the binding down this afternoon, and that's made me happy too!

A quick summary of the details. The pattern is from a book called Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett and it uses a jelly roll of fabric, plus one neutral background fabric. The pattern suggests buying a separate binding fabric, but I used up leftovers from the jelly roll and the offcut from the backing fabric and am pleased to report that I have virtually nothing left. The jelly roll is by Moda and the fabric range is Eden by Lila Teuller. My background fabric was a white on white that I had in my stash. I used Hobbs Polydown wadding which has given it a nice texture and a light soft feel, and I quilted it with King Tut thread in Sunstone (a pale yellow which is very subtly variegated, but you can't really see that unless you look at it wound on the bobbin!). As usual, I traced the quilting design onto Golden Threads quilting paper and stitched it on my lovely Bernina 630 sewing machine with BSR attached. The finished quilt is 52" x 68".


  1. I love this quilt. Your quilting is just awesome on it and the whole thing says "summer" to me.

  2. truly gorgeous !! You've turned a lovely quilt top into something very special with your quilting. Wonderful to see this - guess you're feeling considerably better?

  3. I am indeed feeling better Bilbo, the creative juices are flowing well at the moment!

    I'm glad you both like the quilt, I'm chuffed with how my free machining is coming along - and the fact that I can still do it after a break of several months! It's like riding a bike.