Friday, March 31, 2017

the happy quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!!!!

On the first day of spring, I finished my happy quilt. What perfect timing! I absolutely love this quilt, which means I took a ton of photos to share with you. I'm going to let the photos do most the talking today, with details about the quilt at the end of the post.


 

 

 
I fussy cut the text block to highlight the year 1997, which happens to be the year that I married my husband. Awww. :)

Pattern: Waiting, which is available for purchase here. It is newly updated, to include 3 sizes!
Technique: Fusible applique with blanket stitch, which was done on my Janome Horizon.
Finished size: 74" x 74"
Quilting: free motion loops, quilted on my domestic machine-my beloved Juki
Thread: Aurifil 50 weight in white
Backing fabric: 104" wide Picnic Gingham by Connecting Threads (it's on sale at the moment...)
Binding fabric: Ta Dots by Michael Miller
Completion time: 3 years and 3 months (I've had worse. Ha!)

That's it for me today! Now, it's your turn! Please link up your finishes. Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

39 comments:

Mari said...

Wow, that is a happy quilt! It looks so cheerful and I see why you're happy it's done. No jumping from that deck! :)

Nicole said...

Happy finish! That is such a cheerful quilt. Love it. Have a great weekend.

Melissa Corry said...

That is such the perfect name for this quilt!!! It is just so happy!!! Love, love, love it!!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous and happy finish! How sweet to include a reminder of what makes you so happy! Hope you enjoyed March break and had a fun time with your family.

legato1958 said...

I adore this quilt!! One of the prettiest scrappy quilts ever!
Susie

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Such a happy quilt and wonderful finish for the week!

Laura said...

Love it!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Beautiful quilt! I just love it!

Kat said...

Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the Finish

Denise Russell said...

It is beautiful, and perfect to celebrate the beginning of Spring!

Patty D from NC said...

Love that quilt!

Vicki Lou said...

This quilt is sweet and it's even sweeter up close. I love the happy backing fabric. Great work, Amanda Jean.

Angie in SoCal said...

What a great quilt. It does look happy. Congrats on the finish.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I must build up my polka dot collection so I have a good supply for bindings - so pretty!

Little Quiltsong said...

Super Gorgeous!! Love all of the bright colors and backing with binding that you used!

Kim said...

This is so pretty!

Jen said...

You're right, this is a happy quilt! I love the springy colors and the polka dots, so fun!

Schulz Family said...

I love this quilt. I have seen your posts on it over the last 3+ years. Makes me feel not so bad about some quilts I have unfinished and in hiding!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

pretty quilt!!

Lucy ~ Charm About You said...

I just love this Amanda Jean! As soon as I saw it I smiled. It's delightful and that fussy cut is so cute!!

Karen said...

Such a bright and happy quilt!

mangozz said...

Very beautiful quilt finish! It does look like spring - just in time!

Bernie Kringel said...

I would bet if someone showed me this quilt and said who made it, I would guess you. Everything about it says Amanda. Which is a good thing - great scrappy quality, bright colors and lots of piecing. It is lovely.

Melanie said...

I love this quilt and must make it!!! I have the original pattern so I'll just size it up as I love the larger size!!!

Katherine said...

Wow! You've included all the things I love in this design, scraps, dots, happy colours and gingham. So yummy! A beautiful finish and well worth the time it took to complete.

Happy weekend!

Kerry said...

Love it. Showed it to hubby and he said "ooh that is nice" - which means it's great! :D

Béa said...

Very beautiful & happy quilt, bravo !

Pamela Arbour said...

Perfect for spring! When I first saw all those pieces I thought it would be very tedious until I read that it was fused. Still tedious but not all those tiny pieces I had imagined. Thanks for all the pics and info. I enjoyed reading your post.

Linda said...

Love this, Amanda! :)

grammajudyb said...

As with all your patterns, this one is wonderful. Happy colors for sure. I have so many scraps, but not lots of brights. I am going to experiment with some of my colors and see what it looks like. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Quilter Kathy said...

COngrats on a terrific finish!
It was worth the wait!

Cathy Melancon said...

Love your Happy quilt and congrats on the spectacular finish!!!

Hedy Hahn said...

Love your Happy Quilt. So perfect for spring. Love all that white fabric too.

KaHolly said...

It's a wonderfully happy quilt! Well done and congratulations! XO

Janice Holton said...

The colors and fabrics really are happy. Love them. :) What a satisfying finish after over 3 years!

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, this quilt is so unique and wonderful. So fresh and crisp with the white background and then all the cheerful colors and I love the polka dots and the red and white check. Amazingly perfect!

dq said...

Most delightful quilt ever!

Rachel said...

Another amazing quilt! Your talents have no ends :-)

Heidi Staples said...

This is SO lovely! It really does make me happy to look at it!