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Thursday, October 18, 2012

TGIFF: Sew Happy Quilt

Sew. Happy. Quilt. | Simon + Kabuki Juicy Blossoms | 51" x 51"
This is a fun quilt for me to look back on because it was my first quilt project of the 2012, the first "real" quilt I started and the quilt that started my addiction to QALs. Who knew how big the obsession would become? This is the longest I've kept up with any hobby! :D

I finished this quilt top way back in March, but was at a total loss about how to quilt it. It languished on my shelf for months, until this week I told myself "JUST DO IT!" I decided to make it easy on myself and quilt around the X in the center. You can see a little better in the backing picture.

I used a $5 Twin Sheet from Walmart for the backing. That probably doesn't bode too well for its longevity, but this quilt is just staying in my office so I am not too concerned. I like the feel of it! 

I used the cute little star print to bind it. I love how the star prints in this line add a bit of sparkle!

If you are interested in doing this quilt yourself, the tutorials for each block are over at Sew Happy Geek.

Kelsey SewsChecklist

• Three Christmas Stockings (Sewing done, just have some finishing touches to do)  • Swoon Quilt • Bird Quilt • Children at Play Quilt • Wee Folks Quilt • Two Left Feet Quilt • Polaroid Quilt • Sister Quilt • Love Letters Quilt

• Christmas Table Runner • Quilt Patchwork Prism • Quilt Xs and Os • Quilt Sew.Happy.Quilt • Finish Super Mario Quilt Top • Finish Medallion Quilt Top


Linking Up with:
October Finishes Sew Happy Geek@ Echinops & Aster & Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

22 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Jenelle said... #

I have seen lots of block compilation quilts, but this is the first that really looks truly cohesive, rather than just a sampler. I think setting the blocks on point was a genius idea! Beautiful finish Taryn! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF. :)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said... #

Oh wow Taryn, it's beautiful!!! I love how you've set the blocks on point - it adds a whole new level of wow to it.

Heather D. said... #

It's SO cool! I love the variety, but it all works so nicely together.

wonkeybobbin said... #

I really love those colors!I think that slim border really makes the quilt colors pop without overwhelming the blocks.

Gemma@prettybobbins said... #

Wow, so lovely! The colour choices are perfect for these blocks. I would be keeping it in my office too LOL Lovely!

Shena said... #

Those are great colour choices! The orange looks great with the dark grey.

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Dawn said... #

This is fantastic!!! I am a QAL junkie too, love how they push you! The colors in this are awesome!

Pile O Fabric said... #

This is really awesome!! Love the colors you chose.

Marit said... #

Your sampler quilt looks great! Congrats on a beautiful finish:)

Erin said... #

Beautiful Taryn! Great colours and, ditto what everyone has been saying about the blocks on point. Perfect! And, yay, for your first quilt (well, the one you started... you know what I mean). I have such fond memories of mine, even though it's not nearly as pretty as yours. :)

Kelsey said... #

So great! Love how you laid it out and quilted it :) Now I need to get moving on mine!

AllyJo said... #

Such fun fabrics you chose. You have done a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Celtic Thistle said... #

Congratulations on finishing your Sew Happy QAL quilt. I really enjoyed watching your blocks being put together, so I am delighted to see the finished article. It looks fabulous!

Carla said... #

Great finish! Love the background you chose too. The blocks pop!

made by ChrissieD said... #

That's a really great quilt - love the colours, fabrics and quilting :)

Kelly said... #

Love the quilting, its sets the quilt of a treat!

Emily said... #

Love the way you arranged the blocks in this sampler. Congrats on the finish.

Katy Cameron said... #

Yay, glad you finally tackled it, it looks fab :o)

Karen said... #

mmm loving the grey with orange! lovely finish

Rachel said... #

Cute quilt!

sewfrench.com said... #

Yum! I love the colors of this!
I used sheets for quilt backs in the early years, too. They are cheap and probably hold up better than a lot of the fabrics out there!
Your quilting is a great choice, too.
Don't stop now!!

Fiber of All Sorts said... #

this is lovely. . awesome job!

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