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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Quilt Turns 100

This may be one of the most fun little blocks I've ever done.  There is no measuring, no pinning and each block is so happy!!  This is what I had coming back from our road trip - 9 blocks.
These are some of the sets I cut and had ready to go.
It was just a matter of start sewing :).
So up they went on the design wall and they started to multiply.  I timed myself and it takes about 4 minutes to make one - pretty fast!
I'm not really concerned about colors at this point - anything goes!
I've started tweaking the blocks just a little - mainly to spread out the darker ones. 
I've taken out a few of the lightest ones - they just didn't seem to go.  As you can see, I'm using anything!
So here it is at 100.  I'm going to definitely make 2 more rows so it will be 10 x 20.  I may decide to  make more.  I'm thinking at this point - no border.  The most incredible thing about this is that my pile of scraps does not seem to be going down!!  Plus I'v now got lots of little pieces - I think I see a crumb block quilt in the future :).  I'll look for the magazine where I first saw this idea and post next time.  Have a great day,
Karen

12 comments:

Karen said...

I thought that the Happy quilt did not look 100 years old. LOL! 100 of those happy blocks means you had a lot of fun and still more to go.

Darlene said...

I can see that you were having fun - it makes me smile.

Carla said...

400 minutes of fun! I love it...keep going, Karen!

Carol said...

It is so FUN! Love it!

regan said...

What a sweet quilt this will be! And so fast, too! Love that!

Kathie said...

Looks great I love making quilts like this

Kathie said...

Looks great I love making quilts like this

Linda said...

What a fun piece! It's great to see how to use up little bits to make something so wonderful and colorful. This is my kind of quilt! Right-o NO borders. It's just perfect as it is. I love it!

Madame Samm said...

Colorful, it is, square, wonky, delightful,,,,yes yes yes...

em's scrapbag said...

They look fabulous! Truly a happy quilt!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy is as happy does, well done; it's a celebration of color and joy!

amandajean said...

i am IN LOVE with your quilt! keep going! it's gonna keep getting better the bigger it gets.

i have found the same thing...the scrap bins don't shrink with just one quilt. but if you make 7-8 scrap quilts in a row, you WILL see a difference. i promise!