Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Friday, 30 September 2011

Quilting Gallery Competition

Please vote for me :)

I've entered my flying geese applique quilt in the Quilting Gallery's weekly themes competition.

There are loads of lovely quilts in the competition, so I need all the votes I can get LOL!

Here is the link Quilting Gallery, wish me luck!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Work in Progress

This quilt is another UFO, and again its several years old.

Its for my youngest daughter Katie, she has asked me frequently over the years when I will finish it, but after two disastrous attempts at quilting it, its been folded up in a draw.

The Teddy's need buttons for their eyes

There are loads of eye spy fabrics

I am going to make butterfly stencils to fit inside the quarter squares, and I'd love to do feather wreaths inside the four squares.

The quilt is one of my very early attempst at patchwork, and all the squaes and triangles are cut out seperately, so its not as accurate as it could be.

I have nearly finished unpicking all the original in the ditch quilting, so I hope to spray baste it soon.

This post is linked up with Freshly Pieced for the work in progress link up.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Happy Quilting!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Flying Geese Applique Quilt

A finish!

I can't tell you how pleased I am with how its turned out, I am going to Happy Dance thru the rest of the day!!

Some Quilty Facts!

The pattern for the applique bouquets came from the book Machine Applique by Sue Nichels 
Its a UFO, four or five years old
Its 50 x 50 inches
Its machine fusible applique, with blanket stitch
I quilted my first feather border on it
It is going to be hung on my bedroom wall
The backing is a IKEA sheet
I quilted it myself on my Bernina 440
The batting is Quilters Dream Cotton

I have entered it into an online quilt competition, over at the Quilting Gallery, voting starts on Friday, the theme is flying geese so I'm hoping that the border qualifies it?

A big thank you to everybody who has left such lovely comments on my blog when I have posted about this quilt.

My first posting was back in March so definitely time for a change LOL!

This post is linked to Patchwork Times, I'm heading straight over to check out what everyone has been making.

Happy sewing!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have quilted around the border applique, I echoed around and then did pebbles, finishing off with feathers.

I don't love it as much as I thought I would thou, so I am going to finish quilting the geese before quilting the other three applique border parts in case I decide to unpick it and choose another design!

I am happy with the corner blocks, so no unpicking there.

This post is linked to Patchwork Times, its my favourite blog to visit on a Monday !

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Work in Progress

Just a quick post, I am trying to finish this quilt by the 25 April, to enter it in a Quilting Gallery competition, the quilts have to be flying geese ones and I'm hoping that my border geese will qualify it.

There's an awful lot of quilting to do, I found a lovely feather ish motif to fit into the geese that I'd love to be able to sew soon, no idea yet how I'm going to quilt the applique in the border yet thou.

This post is linking up with Freshly Pieced and Ester's Blog.

Happy Sewing!

This post is linked

Monday, 12 September 2011

Flying geese applique quilt

I have quilted the green border, it was my first feather border and it won't be my last!, I quilted one side of the feather at a time, I used a flexible ruler to mark the stem.

I have started quilting my geese, again one side at a time LOL!

I am really enjoying the quilting and it's mostly gone well, but there has been lots of ripping out too, I treated myself to a new clover ripper and a little cute red pot that sits by my sewing machine waiting to catch the threads.

Thank you for popping by : )

This post is linked to Patchwork Times

Happy Sewing!