Friday, August 7, 2020

Happy Little Things

In the summer of 2019, Jacquelynne Steve's had a block of the month called Happy Little Things. I decided to participate since it included embroidery.

I enjoyed the embroidery but decided to finish the blocks in my own way instead of Jacquelynne's design.

This quilt has been quilted in my machine quilting marathon and she measures 42-1/2" by 45". 


My friend Deanna embroidered this Grandma's heart block several years ago for me. I decided it was perfect in this quilt.

For the machine quilting, I stitched horizontally and vertically around the 9 patches, then diagonally in both directions. The embroidered blocks only have diagonal quilting.
This is the last of this blue oval fabric, I thought it went perfectly with the blues in the front. Unfortunately I didn't have quite enough so I had to add the narrow strip to the side.

And a quilt roll.


Here are other posts about Happy Little Things.

17 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

Such a lovely little quilt this is.. I love that you found a place for that sweet embroidery too !!! Lovely backing and how you fixed the shortage too! Nice machine quilting too <3
Kathi

Marly said...

Such a lovely idea for finishing this BOM. I was doing the appliqué version, and like you didn't care so much for the setting pieces. I think I might well follow your lead of using the centres from the BOM along with some other appliqué pieces in quilt.

For the love of geese said...

Beautiful finish, I love blue and yellow quilts.

grammajudyb said...

A lovely finish! Don’t you just sigh when the backing is short by inches? I don’t know how many times that has happened to me. Good fix!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Sweet quilt!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

This turned out so pretty Gretchen! I tell you, you have been cranking out the quilts this year!!!! Hugs

Gretchen Weaver said...

At least I didn't have to piece that extra piece! It's finished though and I'm a happy quilter!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I no longer feel the need to finish my quilts like the way the designer does. These blocks would have never been finished if I had tried to make myself make the quilt Jacquelynne's way. I look forward to seeing how you finish your quilt. Happy stitching!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW sweet!! Congratulation on a lovely finish.

Bonnie said...

What a nice quilt. I haven't done hand embroidery in years. I did Jacquelynne's Silver Lining quilt this year but I skipped the hand embroidery. The top is done but will be spending a little time relaxing in the quilt closet -- I need to find backing one of these days.

Cathy said...

I really like quilts with embroidery. Congrats on your finish.

I have a redwork quilt top with embroidered nursery rhymes that I was going to put into the hope chest for a great grandchild someday. I was going to hand quilt, then I was going to machine quilt but I just can't figure out if the embroidery will look okay if I stitch over the top of it. Evidently it will!

Frédérique said...

Très beau quilt, et j'aime beaucoup ce bloc brodé incorporé 😍

Florida Farm Girl said...

Another finish! Wonderful job. I love that backing fabric you used. One of my favorite things about quilting blogs is to see all the wonderful fabrics other quilters use.

QuiltGranma said...

LOVE IT!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Gretchen, I really like quilts with embroidery - they are so special. Yours is a really beauty. Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks! Take care.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

It is wondeful!! what a great way to set off the embroidery - and wow!! that back went perfect with it!

Danette said...

The nine patch looks so pretty with the embroidered squares sprinkled throughout. A lovely quilt!