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Happy Memories .. a quilt for ME!

After many, many moons, I’ve finally finished a quilt for ME! I started this quilt the day I heard that Daniel was not going to recover. I worked on it for a few days, but then put it away until more recently.

Happy Memories - in loving memory of Pal, Slade and Daniel.

Fabric is part of the a fat quarter bundle of the Happy line from Me and My Sisters from last Spring. Pattern is a free tutorial called Rectangle Squared from Film in the Fridge (a great blog by the way!). My top finishes at 55″ x 78″.

I managed to use an entire spool (1,300 metres) of 50 wt. Aurifil thread in the making and quilting of this quilt. I used Quilter’s Dream Cotton batting in request weight. I love working with this batting.

Planning the layout.

Spray basted and ready for quilting.

The quilting.

The front.

The back.

Quilting close up.

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This post was published on July 28th, 2011. Post topics: My Quilting Journey. Post tags: .

27 Responses to “Happy Memories .. a quilt for ME!”

  1. Vicki W says:

    How nice to have a quilt for yourself and especially one so full of memories!

  2. Laura says:

    This is a beautiful quilt! So cheerful.

  3. Dar says:

    I can’t see the nice buttery yellow online … boo!

    so it’s even nicer in person!

  4. Oh this is magnificent! I just love it! Excellent job, Michele. It’s beautiful!

  5. Anita says:

    It’s beautiful…did you quilt that entirely on your regular sewing machine?!?!??! if so, you’ve inspired me!

  6. khris says:

    I love the Happy fabric range and all that quilting you did on it is fantastic…..you rock!!!
    Hugs Khris

  7. Carli Heinrichs says:

    I totally agree, this is a beautiful quilt and I also admire and love hearing how young Max is growing up. I follow his progress and love that blog!

  8. Carli Heinrichs says:

    Of course, I forgot to mention the blog I love is Film in the Fridge!

  9. Ruthie says:

    I love it! Your fabric choices are wonderful.

  10. It is beautiful, may it wrap you in nothing but happy memories for many years to come!

  11. That’s a beautiful quilt, Michele. Love those colours and the layout. What a wonderful gift to give yourself!

  12. Laura says:

    Thanks for sharing Michelle! I love it! You inspire me!

  13. Cille says:

    Lovely colorful quilt. I recently finished a quilt for my self as well and my kids keep steeling it *LOL* Well, w What better excuse to start a new one :)

  14. Susan says:

    A lovely quilt! Wonderful bright colors, I would keep it too!

  15. Connie says:

    Beautiful quilt Michele! Love the colors, pattern and your quilting!

  16. FANTASTIC!!! and I love to see it looking so inviting already “crinkled”
    Now I know that those spools of Aurifil go a long long way so it really gives me a good sense of the work you put into this.

    Hope you happily enjoy it for many many years to come

  17. Michelle,

    What a beautiful quilt. I love this pattern and it is on my list of quilts ‘to do’. Congratulations on the finish!

  18. Deborah says:

    What a wonderful quilt! I love the quilting and the fabric.

  19. Sha says:

    What an adorable quilt! I love that line of fabric.

  20. Amber T says:

    That’s a very pretty quilt! I’m finishing one for myself right now, so I understand how nice it is to keep one. I’ve made about 10 and this is only the 2nd for me.

  21. Gailene says:

    It is good to see it finished! And looking all poofy and comforting. The colours make me think of summery days and gardens in bloom. It will be a great comfort during the gray days and chilly nights of winter.

  22. Klaudia says:

    ohh, what abeautiful quilt, so very nice!
    The colours so nice, too….and that free quilting so correctly…

    (sorry, my english is not good;-))

    Greatings from Germany,

  23. Charo says:

    I love it, it’s so colourful. The quilting is so nice.
    I bought this fabric too. You gave me an idea.

  24. Debora says:

    Precioso, yo quiero uno..!!!!!!!!

  25. Doris says:

    Wunderschön, beautiful

  26. Linda says:

    This is gorgeous! Love the wrinkled goodness.

  27. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the colors and the quilting. I wish I could baste like you, my quilts always end up with lots of wrinkles in the back.

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