Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Little Happier Tree Quilt


I know I just blogged about this pretty recently, but I thought it would be fun to share it along with all of the other amazing quilts that are linked up for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side!


I originally started making this for one of my husbands co-workers. He had told them that liked to sew and make quilts, and said they would love to see some that I've made, and maybe get some. I'm not so sure what happened to that idea... but I really love it and am not sure what I want to do with it right now you can love it to because it is in my shop!. :)


My favorite part about this quilt is the tree and flowers! I wanted to add a little something that went along with the prints, and I had a blast drawing and stitching these up! I definitely want to do more applique like this on more projects! (Originally I started out painting and drawing, and I always have this itching to combine that with quilting and fabric, but never seem to actually get anything out... this was my first step and I feel like now the door is opening that I won't be so hesitant to try more things! This quilt is kind of exciting to me for that reason.)

I added the applique after basting.... so the stitching shows on the back as well.

I took all of these pictures before I washed it, but I am even happier with it out of the dryer! It has the perfect amount of crinkle, as well as some fun poofy-ness in the tree and flowers that I love! I've always been nervous about washing the quilt once I'm done, but it may be my new favorite part!


The orange binding was a bit out of my comfort zone, but it is what everyone liked best (over a turquoise that matched the back) but I'm glad I did it! This quilt was a stretch and a joy for me!

Fabric: Riley Blake's Happier Collection & Kona Snow
Binding: Kona Orange
Appliques: also Kona's
Size: ~ 30" by 40"

Thanks for stopping by! 
Make sure to check out the Quilt Festival to see everyone's beautiful work!




  1. Hi, your quilt is really pretty, I love the happy colours.

  2. Ah!!!! Love the applique! It totally takes the quilt to a different level and the orange binding is whimsically perfect! THANKS for sharing!

  3. Hi! That is really beautiful and happy quilt! Wonderful fabrics and I love your idea for the tree! x Teje

  4. What a cheerful quilt. The orange binding is just the right touch. Very nice.

  5. Your quilt is bright and cheery, and the tree/flowers are the absolute crowning touch. LOVE those details!

  6. Glad you went orange too! And the favorite!

  7. So pretty! Love the tree - it makes your quilt so unique!

  8. Your quilt is amazing. I love the little tree!



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