June 14, 2009

Happy Quilt & XOXO

Well, Happy Quilt is getting happier by the 'night'. Yes by the night instead of by the day because I have only been making the new block at night. The Happy Quilt started from the the waste not want not block I made to send to Tonya for her book, but she had enough blocks and suggested I keep it for my own quilt. The block was XOXO so I decided to make a Happy Quilt for myself. Since then I have been making a word each night.

And here is the word Happy in green and orange. Orange is the new colour I introduced into my quilt and myself since the trip to India last year. In India you can find a lot Saris in orange. Before that I thought orange did not suit me, but after seeing a lot of Indian ladies wearing orange I started to love it too.

These are my words so far. I started of with XOXO block on the top left hand corner. I am only going to use the happy and positive words in this quilt. With the situation in the world right now I only want to see positive and happy words in my quilt. I have written out more than fifty happy words so far.

It was a lot of fun and easy to do after I made the first XOXO word. I then made a second block, this time for my DD as a dressing table mat. For this block I went over with stitches using black and red embroidery thread. I used felted wool for the backing. I found that felted wool stitches like butter.

Here is a closeup of the stitches. I turned the backing over to act as binding, and then stitched it down with cross stitches.

This is what it looks like on the reverse. It does not look as neat as I would like it to, but I did not think that I was going to show the back to anyone. Oh well, it is too late now...!

13 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there you too Night Owl, I was in the middle of an email to you and the keyboard just froze!!! You are one happy gal Natima...I love orange too!!! Like that dressing table mat for DD and I like the cross stitches...would like to go back and do some of that one of these days. Stay Happy dear Nat♥x

A Prairie Home said...

Thank you for your comment on my "shriek" for Tonya. Your letters & words are all looking lovely as well. The happy word quilt will be a treasure. I have ideas for about half a dozen word quilts now myself!

~Erin

ivoryspring said...

What happiness, Natima! Love those words.

belinda said...

Wonderful Natima!! I LOVE all of your words....you do them pretty good!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the backs of any stitching Natima.....soft and rhythmic......nice and warm in contrast to our chilly Melbourne days....Love from Lynette

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello My Polka Dot Buddy, thank you for visiting.....if you have read one of my posts you will realize I had already started on my gifties.......I spied in your sewing room some colours........and I hope what I have done will brighten your room when you receive our swap.....I must admit I have made most of the items this week....and one more to go....a bit of an early bird.Take Care Hugs Lyn

Micki said...

I love all of the words that you made! You look like you enjoyed it all!
Micki

Polka Dot Daze said...

Clever you! I love the idea of using all nice positive words.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wow, I love these blocks - they are marvelous. gonna be a fantastic quilt. love your little XOXO quiltlet - quilting is gorgeous. looks great as the header on your blog too.

Kim said...

That is a sweet table topper....great idea! Tonya has the best ideas doesn't she?....love your words and look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

I would love to wear an orange Saris
I think we'd all be happier in that color.

Happy sewing

Lynda said...

What a fabulous idea to use just happy words! You'll be upbeat as you make the words and finish the quilt, and then have inspiration at hand for whenever you feel a bit down!

Cher said...

I too like the accent on the happy and positive..Tonya sent me over and I am glad to have checked out what you are doing- fabulous quilitng!

FrogQuilter said...

Love your creativity.

Liz

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