Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Happiness ...

is finished, although it did get renamed as "That" quilt by my friend J at one point.  You know, "That" as in "how are you getting on with "that" quilt now?  I did have some problems with it once I got to the quilting stage.

Firstly, why did no-one tell me not to cut the scallops until after I'd finished quilting?  That is why the borders have been done with a sort of motif in each scallop, but I can tell you, it is not easy to attach the quilt to the backing and wadding in order to quilt it.



The other thing that happened is that I quilted the whole thing using just straight lines about 1 or 2 inches apart (can't remember which) got to literally the last line before the border and realised I didn't like it.  So I took it off the frame and unquilted the whole dang thing and then put it back and went for a sort of curly E2E in the middle.


While I'm wittering on about this quilt, I want to also tell you about the fabulous service I received from Tracey at Quilt Me Happy when I was trying to get some backing for the quilt.  I didn't know exactly what I wanted, so I emailed her a photo of the top and asked her if she had anything suitable, preferably that would work well with the border.  So Tracey ups and takes photos of a load of fabrics for me to choose from, then later she took photos of some different fabrics.  So I made a decision and place an order that evening.  Overnight, I changed my mind and I decided to go with a plain Kona in Snow.  Tracey didn't bat an eyelid when I told her, and my fabric arrived the following day all beautifully wrapped in pink tissue paper and tied with ribbon, just as if it was a gift.   I'd hate to have me as a customer, but do want to say thanks to Tracey, she really provides a service way above what is usual.

14 comments:

  1. You've certainly put a lot of work into "That" quilt. It is a great quilt though. Your scalloped border is perfect for the quilt.

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  2. It looks fabulous Sue! I think you made the right decision to unpick the straight line quilting too.

    (I'm blushing from your nice comments too btw! )

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  3. I love red and yellow - what a great looking quilt!

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  4. I love "That" quilt! Great job!

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  5. Love That quilt! The colors are so bright.

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  6. "That" looks super. I like the quilting in the scallops.

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  7. Very nice you done a beautiful job love the scallops
    Hugs Janice

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  8. Beautiful quilting - I love the designs you chose. And the scalloped edge being a different fabric is too pretty. You made have gone through a lot with "that" quilt - and it's worth it!

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  9. Sue, you've done such a great job with it. I love the color combo. Congrats on finishing!

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  10. Your hard work paid off! It's a beautiful quilt.

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  11. Looks beautiful! And I'm thrilled to have seen it in the flesh too :). Tracey is wonderful in my opinion!

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