Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, Little Relish!

I can't believe my littlest relish is turning 3! She is the most spunky and lovable child I know and what better way to celebrate...a spunky and lovable quilt!

Harper's Happy BDAY Hand-dyed HSTs

Harper's Happy BDAY Hand-dyed HSTs

You might remember me blogging about my adventures in hand dying fabric at QuiltBliss and then at home. I made a lot! After I made my Celestial quilt (it's almost finished, just needs binding) I still had so much fabric left. I knew the only way I wouldn't feel guilty about dying more was if I used up as much of what I already had.

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So I busted out my Accuquilt (AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter Starter Set
affiliate link) and cut a bunch of 6" HSTs (AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutting Dies; Triangle 6-1/2 inch; Quilt Block C - affiliate link again) and just started piecing them together randomly. So randomly, that I even asked big relish to get in on the fun and just hand me any two pieces, as long as they were two different colors or shades. And so she did. I think it just took me an afternoon to get the HSTs together and since I used my Accuquilt, no need to trim! YES! Then another quick afternoon making rows and then a top.

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I wasn't planning on actually getting to quilting the top so quickly, but when I stopped by Urban Spools last weekend for their 2 year anniversary, there was this Alexander Henry fabric just sitting there with H's name all over it!

How could I not and the colors were spot on...BECAUSE IT HAD EVERY COLOR! {Don't worry, two color catchers went in the wash with this one ;}

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I asked H what quilting design she liked the most and she picked the raindrops. Score for me because it was actually a free download on Urban Elementz. She's got a good eye!

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For Mother's day I requested to just sew all day and be fed and that's what I got! It was my pleasure spending that day quilting/finishing H's birthday quilt. While it would have been ideal to wait till her birthday, I just couldn't pass up giving it to he early to keep her safe and warm while she slept. After all, she had a menagerie of animals to keep her company. The tortoise is my favorite!

Harper's Happy BDAY Hand-dyed HSTs

Harper's Happy BDAY Hand-dyed HSTs

Harper's Happy BDAY Hand-dyed HSTs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LITTLE RELISH!

Harper

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7 comments:

  1. FYI Your affiliate links aren't functioning for me. I love the HST quilt, and admire that you made use of those pretty hand-dyed fabrics. I should have put mine to use before they required excavating.

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know!! All fixed! I have really enjoyed using them so I hope you get a chance to play with yours soon.

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  2. Simply beautiful! I love that you hand-dyed the fabric. The backing is a great choice too...I haven't seen that one.

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    1. Thanks Katie! It was lots of fun and I love the back! I forgot to put that it was an Alexander Henry print.

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  3. Very pretty she will love it forever.

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    1. Thanks Janie! I sure hope she does! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  4. love this - bright and colourful. The backing is perfect!

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