December 20, 2012

Oh Happy Day! Girls Twin Quilt

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Introducing Oh Happy Day!

A super fun, happy quilt!  I love working with these colors!  

{though quilting doesn't feel like "working!"}

Ric Rac is just CUTE!

I posted about this quilt here in July.  It began as a jumbled mess and took shape with adding white sashing.  Then she spent many lonely months on Mrs.Singer's rails because Mrs.Singer was not cooperating.  After missing having a long-arm quilting machine for so long, I had Mr.Hearts take a look at her, and he quickly determined I had ordered the wrong size of belt.  After a thorough oiling, a new belt, and a needle adjustment, she is singing away again!!!  She was so happy to be quilting again that she did a lovely job quilting this sweet quilt!  Oh Happy Day! came to life when I added the ric rac and finished it off with a bright pink binding.

Quilt Stats:

  • Name:  Oh Happy Day!
  • Pattern:  Disappearing 9-patch blocks with white sashing trimmed in ric rac.
  • Size:  62" wide x 83" long, perfect twin size!
  • Fabric:  High-quality fabrics including Flower Sugar by Lecien, Pam Kitty by Lakehouse Goods, Queen Street by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit, and Moda Bella White
  • Embellishments:  Turquoise ric rac
  • Quilting:  All over loopy meandering on Mrs. Singer, my vintage 1896 industrial machine set up on a quilting frame
  • Backing and Binding:  Connecting Threads aqua turquoise daisy on bright pink
  • Batting:  Hobbs 100% cotton
  • Value:  Super Happy!

Linking to:
Richard and Tanya Quilts

Crazy Mom Quilts

Val's Quilting Studio


John'aLee said...

That is one of the happiest quilts I have ever seen. When I pulled your page up, I thought, " grand daughters would love that quilt!" Thanks so much for sharing!

Mina said...

Beautiful - so bright and cheery

Annie said...

Love the bright colours.

Connie said...

How beautiful, love the rick rack! I am so happy to hear that your long arm is working again! Thanks for sharing.
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Aoife O'Halloran said...

Oh I love this! The colours, the white, the quilting and the RIC RAC!!! Using it between the blocks is inpsired, and you got it so straight!! Amazing. Glad to have found you through Link A Finish Friday :) Merry Christmas! x

Janine said...

This is a really beautiful happy quilt!

gccmom said...

Love the color combinations!

LynCC said...

It's so cute! I really love the ricrac on this one

Anonymous said...

What a great, happy quilt! Thanks for linking on LAFF so I could see it. I love that you have an antique "longarm" machine!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love the fabrics! Great colour scheme and I like how you used the ricrac - I have never thought of that, so might give it a try sometime! Have a Merry Christmas!

Richard Healey said...

Love the quilts they are fantastic.

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Val's Quilting Studio said...

Myra...thanks for rejuvinating this post at Tuesday Archives!! I love the use of rik-rac and the bright and cheery disappearing nines!!

Jackie said...

Headed over from Val's Tuesday's Archives. Nice site.

Marcy said...

This quilt is simply delightful. Great colors and the ric rac adds the final touch.