May 29, 2021

Oh Happy Day! Quilt Pattern - Throw Size in Wanderlust II!

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I'm so happy to share Oh Happy Day! with you today!  This quilt design came about when thinking about a quick and easy pattern to use fat quarters in my stash.




Quick and Easy Fat Quarter Stash Buster!

Oh Happy Day!  is fat quarter quilt pattern that lets beautiful fabrics shine without being cut into really small pieces.  The pattern also includes instructions for using 1/4-yard cuts from which, interestingly enough, more pieces can be cut than a FQ.

I have always struggled using fat quarter bundles that include light prints in them because my patterns tend to use a group of fabrics that contrast with a background fabric, and thus the light fabrics in the bundle would be washed out against the background, so they were left out of the project.  This design lets all of the fabrics in a FQ bundle be used - a win/win for sure!

Oh Happy Day! is a quick and easy quilt pattern with large pieces and not a ton of seams to match.  There are a few, but not at every single block.  This would be a great pattern to use for donation quilts and quilts for the grandkids that require lots of wear and tear.  :)



All the Sizes!

Oh Happy Day! includes 5 sizes - Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - for true value for you.  I enjoy figuring out all of the math for the sizes, and this might even be my favorite part of writing a quilt pattern.  




Oh Those Fabrics!

This fabric is made with a bundle of Wanderlust II by Boundless. It's a lively collection of aqua, pink, orange, purple, and green in a variety of prints.  The backing is Kona Chartreuse, and the binding is Kona Wisteria.



Longarm Quilting

The quilt design used in this quilt is Valentine by Karlee Porter, stitched out on my Handi Quilter Fusion with ProStitcher in light pink thread.  I was going to use bright green thread, but I'm glad I didn't even after I had all of the bobbins wound.  The pink blends much better.



The Oh Happy Day! quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

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