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Friday, April 20, 2012

Bluebird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness is a Pat Sloan design.  I must say I thoroughly enjoyed making this whimsical wall hanging.  It started out as a practice piece to learn how to needle turn applique.  I found Pat's pattern  in one of my quilting magazines and just pulled fabrics from  my stash.  The grid in the backyard is one half inch and the border has leaves quilted into it.

I think it is hilarious that my  practice piece turned out to be my favorite project. It now hangs in my foyer and each day that I pass it I take a moment to enjoy it.





12 comments:

  1. oh, i love this little quilt! pat sloan has some wonderful patterns.:)

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  2. c'est du beau travail, il faut les laisser a la vue pour se complimenter sois même.

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  3. I think your wallhanging is lovely. That close cross hatch is wonderful. I am the same way with the quilts I hang in my foyer :0)

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  4. It's beautiful! Such a happy little quilt!

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  5. Adorable. I like your fabric choices and ofcourse the hand quilting

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  6. Delighted to discover your blog today. I am just beginning to do a little quilting again after years of focusing on researching and writing about quilt history. I am finding that I still much prefer hand quilting. Your hand quilting is beautiful.

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    1. My favorite part of making a quilt is the hand quilting. I am starting to hand piece too, find it much more accurate and enjoyable.

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  7. A nice quilt and such wonderful quilting. I like Pat Sloan's designs but I think I have only made one quilt from them.

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  8. Hi Carla--I am new to your blog and am a hand quilter. I try and try to use my machine, but don't like MY results; others seem to do it, but it does not work for me. I love your practice (really?? WOW!) piece. I need to sit down and learn needleturn....Julierose

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  9. That's really beautiful, Carla! I love that one and you did a beautiful job with your quilting on it.

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  10. Carla, your little quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!

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