Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Town USA

Ta-Da.   I finished my House Swap Quilt.   I had finished the top in March - where does the time go?   I am naming it "Happy Town" because everything about this quilt makes me happy!

47x47" square

Happy Town I did 60 degree diagonal quilting lines about 1/4" apart.  I marked one line  and then used the edge of my walking foot for the rest.
There are some variations in the widths and angles, but I'm okay with that.
I ordered some of this really great striped fabric from my friend Thimble Anna's Etsy shop.
You can hardly see where I joined the strips (on the left binding strip).
The backing fabric was a giveaway I won on my blog buddy, Rachael of Blue Mountian Daisy blog.  It is all cat fabrics and I knew that I would use it this way one day.  And this was the perfect quilt for it.
I made a special label with a black kitty like Luna, who we lost last November.  We're still sad and miss her.
Other Breaking News - I've added some of my Hex Vex kits to my etsy store.  You can check it out here.

** Just added Tuesday - I've posted a poll on the sidebar.  Would you be interested in a Fall 2015 block Swap?  I have a block in mind and would have a repro and modern group like last fall.

I hope you are having a great start to your week!

28 comments:

  1. Happy Town is certainly named right! I love the bra fabric in the border!

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  2. Really fun and happy quilt! Love those funky border and sashing fabrics with the imaginative houses. Those diagonal lines give it a nice texture.

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  3. A very happy neighborhood, Barb! That is some pretty intense quilting, too. Don't know if I would have had the patience to quilt the lines that close together.
    But, wow, it looks really good.
    Always love me a striped binding!

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  4. What a fun and happy quilt! I love the sunglasses fabric in the border :0) Striped binding is such a great finish.

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  5. It turned out great, now I need to get back to mine. The striped binding is perfect!

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  6. Perfect name for such a happy quilt! Love the binding.

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  7. Super cute quilt. I LOVE the bias stripe binding.

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  8. What a great quilt! Love everything about it.

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  9. Delightful! Your borders are like a bonus in this very jolly quilt.

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  10. I'd love and come live in your happy town! You always use such fun fabrics. Fantastic quilting And love how you used Rachael's fabrics for the backing in memory of Luna.

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  11. Love your happy town and your blog!!! Hugs, mary

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  12. Wonderful finish! I would love to live in "Happy Town!" Doo do dodooo doood Won't you take me to.......HAPPY TOWN! Won't you take me to......HAPPY TOWN!

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  13. Love your quilt, and your memories of Luna. Really hoping for another swap - as soon as I finish making my design wall, I plan to get started on putting together the blocks from last year's swap. It was so much fun!

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  14. This is such a fabulous and fun quilt! I love your scrappy border--just perfect! Honestly, I don't know about the block swap. I kind of regretted not doing it last time though!

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  15. I am interested in your swap block- just need more details before committing. Also, I didn't find your Hex Vex kits on your Etsy site! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Lona -
      sorry, I inadvertently left the default quantity at 1 and it sold this morning - it's fixed - thanks.

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    2. Thanks! Have a great day! :)

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  16. It's a great quilt Barb. I really like a striped binding on most any quilt.

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  17. Happy Town looks happy, as it should! (And when I think of the name I hear "Funky Town" in the background!) Yes to a swap even though my nine patch isn't finished!

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  18. Great finish Barb ! I love your quilt and your label....especially ! Our sweet cats will always be in our heart !
    I'm in for the swap ! Woop ! Woop !
    Thank you to propose it to us !!
    Xoxo

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  19. Love your quilt and all the fun fabrics! Perfect backing fabrics, striped binding-- and Luna label :)

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  20. Not surprising, always love your posts! Always a highlight of my day. Count me in for another swap!

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  21. I bet you had fun making this quilt! Love it....

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  22. I love your happy Town. The backing and binding is perfect! Glad Luna is always going to be in this town.

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  23. What a sweet neighborhood you made! I really love the low volume background. The fabric placement is really spot-on perfect. I will check back for more details about the block swap. It sounds fun!

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  24. Oh how I love your house quilt!! The colours are so fresh and springy and the houses all look so happy and cheerful. I love how you used the kitty fabric, it's a beautiful tribute to special Luna. I'm such a snaily slow coach and haven't used my blocks from the last swap, maybe I could mix them with blocks from a new swap...

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