Clara aka Cindy’s Project

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clara front

I am so blessed to have met (virtually) some special people through my blog, Cindy of Fluffy Sheep Quilting is one of those people. She has a super online fabric shop and a super fun blog. When Cindy put a call out for people to make quilts for her ….I rushed to the front of the line.

Who doesn’t want to play with the newest and bestest fabric? Especially Happy-Go-Lucky!!

Cindy's Project

After receiving this package, I got to work. Cindy and I had already agree on a design. I used a tutorial from Moda Bake Shop called Happy Weekender by Kim of My Go-Go Life. It was super quick and easy. The only thing I changed was size & fabric placement on the back.

clara on ladder

Let’s talk quilting…I decided (with the help of some IG friends) that randomly placed straight lines were the way to go with this one. So I started stitching. When I was all done I hung it up to IG a photo and could have croaked!!! My lines weren’t straight they were more slow moving arcs. I have grown to love it, but it wasn’t my intention. I have since seen a great technique for keep your lines straight. I guess Clara wanted curves. This shot of the back shows the quilting best:

clara back

Now, about that binding. If you have been reading here for any amount of time, you know I hate (HATE) hand sewing the binding down on quilts. I have tried several times in the past to do machine binding but with mediocre to poor results. Lately I read where Leanne (She Can Quilt) was using touch as encouraged by Mari and it was working. (I sure hope it was Leanne). So I decided to try it!!! Worked like a champ!!

clara up close binding

I really enjoyed working on Clara and I hope Cindy is able to sell lots of fabric when she is displayed!!

clara on a cabin

 

Quilt Stats

Name: Clara
Made for: Fluffy Sheep Quilting
Fabric: Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
Thread: Coats & Clark 100% cotton for piecing and quilting (I really need to order some thread)
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% Cotton
Size: 45″ x 50″
Quilting: randomly placed straight slightly curved lines
Pattern: Happy Weekender by Kim – My Go-Go Life for Moda Bake Shop
 
Time to pack Clara’s bags….she has an international trip to make!!
 
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7 Comment

  1. It is a lovely quilt and I really like the curved line quilting – looks like it was meant to be that way 🙂

  2. Very pretty, and I like the slightly curved lines too, it looks very natural. Xx

  3. No, no, Clara wanted ‘organic’, it’s all the rage these days 😀

  4. Glad Clara was talking to you!

  5. That is a lovely little quilt and your binding is also wonderful. I am slowly getting to be good at it, last time I got all the corners in the first pass. I like the curved quilting lines. I use the hera marker if I am fussed about them being straight and have no reference points to go by.

  6. That is a very sweet quilt! Love the curved quilting. Looks like it should be like that.

  7. Love your quilt! Very nice!!!

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