Happiness is….

Happiness is finishing a quilt, while watching the Gymnastics Gala at the Olympics.

Like a lot of people I know, I love watching the Gymnastics. I can’t even do a graceful somersault, so I love watching the skill, grace and strength of the gymnasts. It’s like going to the ballet, but a lot shorter.

Anyway, the quilt I was finishing was number two for Femke. I had a set of appliquéd letters spelling her name, that hadn’t made it onto the first quilt. They were taunting me, and so I gave in and made another quick quilt. Done and dusted in a day, since I used some charm squares I had purchased last year. I don’t know the range, but they were perfect for a happy little girls quilt.

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Basted, and ready to go.

In retrospect I should have appliquéd the letters on to a different coloured background, but it’s a lesson I will remember next time. It was my first time using a raw edge appliqué, and sewing around the letters was easier than I imagined. I put off making the quilt for weeks, just because of the appliqué. No excuses now I know how easy it is.

I was going to cheat and use the backing fabric as binding, right up until I cut a hole in it, while trimming the batting to size.

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I chose the fabric a couple of months ago, since both parents speak English as a second or third language. It seemed fitting.

I chose to quilt it quickly, just running a serpentine stitch along each seam.

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I sent this one to it’s forever home by afternoon tea. Then went shopping for some new batting at Spotlight.

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Next up are some 17 inch Neonate quilts, to use up all the batting scraps from my recent efforts.

Linking up with Sew Fresh quilts.

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4 thoughts on “Happiness is….

    1. Yes, the dad opened it and then remarked that his late mother was a quilter. That was why I made the second quilt. I tought an Oma would have made one with the baby’s name on it, had she been here.

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