Sunny Days

Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, quilts

Sunny Days is machine quilted and I must say I am pleased with it, I think it is the best machine quilting that I have done.  I worked several hours on this quilt Wednesday to finish it up and got it washed yesterday morning.  I really didn’t run into too many problems with it, it shrunk up nicely in the washer and dryer and you really, really have to look for the couple puckers that I know are in it.  Slow and steady – I marked the lines and managed to stay straight, the area that gave me the most problems was stitching around the flower petals but they were good enough that I didn’t even think of redoing any of it.

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Trying to get stitching and depth to show up sometimes is hard to do so this is from an angle.

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I put just a little hand quilting in this quilt on the flowers for the accents on the petals.

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I used Hobb’s Heirloom 80/20 batting – I meant to get the 100% cotton but order the 80/20 by mistake but I’m very pleased with it, soft and cuddly, it quilted very easily and shrunk up a little bit for that look I always like.  This fabric on the back is from Connecting Threads – very much on sale about $3 a yard I think.

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I have six labels gathered up now since late last year waiting for me to put them on the quilts – are you slow like that with labels?  I used to be so good with it and now I never get around to them.

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I went to quilt group last night and brought Patchwork of the Crosses along to share and managed to get it next to the stage so I could stand above to take a photo.  I will post more photos from quilt group tomorrow – I got quite a few.  I am linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Whoop, Whoop Friday if you want to wander through and see all the quilts and things.

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11 comments… add one
  • Hellen S. H. Jun 6, 2014

    Your Sunny Days quilt is just wonderful!
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  • Debbie Rogowski Jun 6, 2014

    Fabulous!! I never thought about putting the name of the quilt on the label too. hmm. But something I have started to do is to find a block I like, right now my favorite is a pp heart with a open space in the center, and I make a label out of it. I’ve got a question for you. I’m handquilting a king size for my grand daughter and it has 64 blocks. I’m almost done with them. (I don’t do the big frame thing like you have but do it in my lap) Do I continue the hand work on the borders? or can I machine quilt the remaining areas?

  • Kathy ... aka Nana Jun 6, 2014

    I love your Sunny Days! So cheerful!

    I haven’t labeled any of my quilts … although I (finally) bought some preprinted labels … all I need to do is to write on (with a permanent marker) the details. I’d really rather print out my labels, so I can design them to fit each quilt, but I have trouble getting my printer to print on plain printer paper! I can’t imagine the headaches I’d have trying to print on fabric (ironed to freezer paper, I assume?).
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  • Thimbleanna Jun 6, 2014

    Wow. It’s so fun to see POTC all in one shot — it’s just gorgeous. What a TON of work! And you little Sunny Days quilt turned out great too — such different quilt from you — so fun!

  • Erlinda Jun 6, 2014

    Both are Beautiful. Love the Sunny Days quilt.

  • Kathi Jun 6, 2014

    I have really enjoyed watching Sunny Days come to be 🙂 I am glad you are happy with the end product too! I sure am 🙂 POTC is lovely… but with my first machine quilting project in front of me I am hoping my walking foot will be my friend… maybe I need that Craftsy class 🙂 ha! Kathi
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  • Lea Jun 6, 2014

    This quilt is so pretty! I love the colors and the quilting you did.

  • Mary Jo Jun 6, 2014

    Love your Sunny Days quilt! The way I make sure my labels go on to my quilts is to print them so that when I fold the square in half from top right to bottom left corner, the label information all shows. Then I sew the two raw edges in when I am putting my binding on. All that leaves to hand stitch is the top folded edge. (hope this makes sense!)

  • Vivian Jun 6, 2014

    I just love this quilt. It makes me happy to see it. If you don’t mind, I may have to use your idea to make me one.
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  • Karen Jun 7, 2014

    Sunny Days is very pretty. I love the added appliqué pedals.
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  • Lorna McMahon Jun 8, 2014

    What a treat! The Sunny Days quilt is very sweet. Those simple little flowers add just the right touch! But the Patchwork of Crosses….. Now that’s the one I’ve been longing to see off the frame. Oh, I do wish I could see her in “real” life. What a true beauty!
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