Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

Here is a little baby quilt finished today! Doesn't it just make you feel Happy (and a little go Lucky, too, maybe?). I'm loving the fresh colours. I went a little improvisational, beginning with a charm pack of Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille and a plan to make stars... then adding a couple of pinwheels... then making tiny pinwheels with the scraps from the stars... et voilĂ !

Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

I decided to change things up and attempt curved corners on this one. I actually decided this AFTER I made the straight binding, and then realized my mistake AFTER I cut the corners off! Thankfully I had enough fabric to make another length of binding, this time bias. Whew! Although wrapping my head around the method was more than my pea brain could bear, despite the excellent instructions found here at Jona's wonderful blog, Stop Staring and Start Sewing! Well, I managed it with a just a couple of cluster cusses. (PSA: DON'T iron after you've drawn all your lines with a Frixion pen... DOH!)  The binding fabric is from Jenean Morrison's line Silent Cinema.

Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

I quilted 1/4 inch from the seams with white Aurifil in 50 wt. I finished it off with a little hand quilting on the borders, also using my growing collection of Aurifil (this time in a 12 wt.)... aaaaah, bliss. And here she is!

Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

10 comments:

  1. Seriously, you are soo incredibly talented!! I *LOVE* this quilt! Maybe one of my favourites yet! :)

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  2. It is beautiful. I love the colors that are in it. So bright and cheerful. It turned out just great. Well done.
    - Jen

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  3. Wonderful! I love that line. Just about finished my little quilty using it. Isn't it frustrating when we iron off our lines? I've done it. Too late a night I think : )

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  4. This is gorgeous. I love the mini pinwheel blocks. I hope all of you are safe from the flood zone where you are.

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  5. such a happy, fun quilt!! I love the binding and the bit of hand quilting!!

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  6. Saw it on IG, love this quilt, it sparkles and is so cheerful!!

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I love your mix of stars and pinwheels! And of course, I'm also so inspired by your gorgeous hand quilting.

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  8. I love everything about this beautiful quilt! The mix of blocks make it so interesting to look at and I LOVE Happy Go Lucky! Perfect choice of background fabric and binding too!

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  9. Very cute. I like the hand quilting.

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  10. great quilt, and you are right, it does make you happy. I am a rural Canadian quilter too!

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