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