Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hello again!

Finally, a post!  
It's been a long, wet winter here in Seattle with no opportunities for outdoor photos.  
At last, we got a day with no rain and very little wind, 
so hubby and I got outside with quilts and camera.

Meanwhile, I've been watching what you've been making, 
and have finished a handful of projects. 
I'll post them one by one over the next few weeks.


First up, the "Haha" quilt top is complete!  It finished at 60" x 72".
(Story in the last post.)



Here's a photo from my sewing table as I made the blocks.



The back will be this fabric salvaged from old curtains found on eBay.
I'm looking forward to quilting it with machine and hand stitches.  



Instagram has also been a fun way to share and keep up with many of you.
If you haven't already, you can find me there @niftyquilts.  

Happy Spring!


31 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

This makes me happy! Great finish. Happy you had a sunny day!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A great finish! and I really love your backing fabric too, very pretty!

Janet said...

Love the HA HA. The curtains would make really cute clothes too. Adore that Fabric. I live in Seattle too. Do you teach, or exhibit?

Deborah said...

That is a fabulous quilt!! Hahahaha

Carol Browne said...

THIS IS THE GREATEST QUILT I HAVE EVER SEEN! I just love it!

B. Sadie Bailey said...

I love everything you make! I love this HAHA - HAH - AHA - AH - tons of fun. No doubt, this was your brilliant invention? Always a joy to see what you make. Love the backing "repurposed" fabric too.

Heidi said...

Great top... glad you ar back :-)

Quilteuse Forever said...

What a HAppy quilt! so, HAppy Spring to you too!

Linda in NC said...

So glad to see the finished "Haha"! It is great! What a cheerful item to have in your house during a long gray PNW winter. (I remember those!) I look forward to what else you have to show us.

Look at that cherry tree!!!

smazoochie said...

It makes me laugh! And I love the boo-boo block.
I'm glad the cold & wet are beginning to leave.

Theglasdiva said...

This looks great. Could you please remind me where I would find your original post that you referenced the artist for this quilt?
Thanks!

Julierose said...

what a great quilt--love the backing you'll use too. I have never tried other than quilting cotton for backing...but that is a really pretty print...hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Terrific quilt and I wish I could do as well as you do with thrifted backings (and borders).

Sharon said...

Love your "laughing" quilt! I loved the original one when I saw it too.

Yes, it's been a cold, very wet winter here! I so enjoy the sunshine when it shows up. Now the allergies are really bothering me, but I love all the blooming trees anyway! They are so beautiful.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this special quilt!! The backing is so beautiful and a perfect match. I'm such an IG addict now. I can't beileve it took me so long to join the party. I hope your spring is extra pretty to make up for the long winter.

Kyle said...

What a beautiful flowery spring you're having both outside and on the back of you very HAppy quilt.

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm going to be laughing about that quilt for a long time. Great idea!

Karen said...

Such a delightful quilt. Love the "HAHA's" all over the quilt. Made me smile.

appuntipatch said...

Wonderful.
Happy spring to you.

Nancy said...

Your quilt makes me laugh!

Kaja said...

Lovely to see this as a finished top; it raises a grin from me every time. The backing is a real find!

Barb said...

what a wonderful quilt!

Mary Keasler said...

This so wonderful. It makes me happy each time I see it.

audrey said...

Hello to you too! This is such a sweet version of the original. Love the colors and fabrics you decided to play with! Such a happy, happy quilt!

patty a. said...

Good job getting the HAHA quilt top done. Last year I used drapery fabric for the back of my tea towel quilt. The fabric had never been made into drapes and was given to me so talk about a win/win! I think it was leftovers from someone making drapes. That fabric you got off of ebay will make a wonderful back! Are you planning on machine or hand quilting it? The drapery fabric is much heavier. I machine quilted mine.

Sujata Shah said...

I love this quilt LeeAnn! I am putting an "alphabet" quilt on my list. Some day when the right one pops in my head.. that will be the day! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann said...

Yes, LeeAnn, your initial quilt is so inspiring. I love the design contrast of mainly plaids and stripes on front and large floral on back. The heavier drapery fabric is also great for wall quilts; I think it helps them hang straighter.
Glad you're back.

cspoonquilt said...

I love this top! I want to make one! Laughter is very import to ones mental health we need all the reminders we can get!

Dolly said...

I adore your quilt ! I loved it when you posted the earlier photos of this quilt design, and can hardly believe that you have already made YOURS !
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I would love to have a BIG one like yours someday, but for now, I'd like for you to see what you inspired in my little sewing room. It'll suffice for now.

Thanks for the smiles (LAUGHS) !

Dolly said...

http://dollyshome.blogspot.com/2017/05/at-end-of-last-year-i-came-across-this.html

Sorry, I forgot to leave you the link to my post !

Jane Holbrook said...

I heard about the famous Ah-Ha quilt from my sister Pam Cope, your fellow Rebel Quilter. It is even better than described, and she gave it glowing reviews. I think I might just need to make one, too, even tho my initials aren't AH but JH. I can always throw a J into the works. You did a great job, nice photos and write up. Love your backing fabric choice and all of the scrappy wonderfulness.