Happyfolk in Gingerbread
I finished Happyfolk! And I am so very in love with it. I think it encompasses everything I love the most as far as design and color. I also tried some new things in the quilting that I am excited to show you.
Find the Happyfolk pattern here.
If you missed my “progress” post on this one, you’ll find the first one here and the other here.
About the Quilt
I stretched myself on the quilting of this one. It is very, very densely quilted, even more so in the Dresden plates. I quilted a herringbone bloom design on each of the blades. It was easier than I thought it was going to be once I got the hang of it. I think I only messed up one of them and went in the wrong direction, but good luck finding it.
In the background, I went pretty similar to what I did with my last Sugar Bear finish. It’s all feathers, curls, some succulents, but I added in pebbles this time. I’ve never tried them before because they seem pretty tedious. They weren’t as much so as they were in my head, and they were pretty easy to get decent at.
I used Heather Bailey’s Daydream Champagne for the backing. It’s a wide back and I could go on and on about how much I love it. I realize that it’s not very matchy matchy, but I really love the look of it.
In a few of the Dresden plates, I used Speckled Parchment, so it kinda blends a little bit. The pink and green are totally out in left field though. It’s not seeming to matter for me.
Pattern – Happyfolk Quilt
Size – 64×64″
Blocks – 16 blocks
Top Fabrics – Blades were mostly from Soften the Volume, but a few solids and tonals were added in too. Background is Speckled in Melon and Pure Solid in Gingerbread (we will have bundles available for this quilt mid-May).
Backing Fabrics – Daydream Champagne
Binding – Stripe Peach
Batting – Warm & Natural
Thread – So Fine by Superior in Blizzard for piecing, Microquilter in champagne for quilting
Finishing Techniques – free motion quilting on domestic, Chunky Stitch Hand Binding
Skill Level – Beginner
Label – Found here
It seems on all the quilts I love the most, I’m tending to chunky stitch hand bind them. It gives you a little more time with the quilt. Plus, the look is so pleasing to me. It adds just a sweet little extra bit to a finished quilt. If you’ve never tried this method before, here is a a video tutorial I made. The hand stitches will only show on one side. I usually put them on the back side when making a quilt.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
This is beautiful! Congratulations on a great finish. Your photography with the close up shots are wonderful too.