Happy Child

Pattern: Happy Child by Villa Rosa Designs
Fabric: A kit I purchased at Scotty Dog Quilts at the Humboldt County Fair, August 2010
Finished Size: 45″ x 57″
Backing: Four Purple prints from my stash
Batting: Warm and Natural
Binding: Same fabric as the pink sashing.
Quilting: All over meander with gray thread.
Started: October 2011
Finished: February 11, 2013


This was a very quick quilt to put together. I finished the top at the Shipshewana Retreat in 2011. Then I added a 1″ Navy border just to tone down the busy-ness of the top.

Productive Saturday

Today, I did the following:

  • Pieced the triangles needed to complete the sashing pieces for Orca Bay
  • Started adding more triangles to the HSTs for the Orca Bay border. These will be done as leaders and Enders for awhile.
  • Added red inner and blue outer borders on the construction truck quilt.
  • Pieced the pink and purple backing for Sloane’s Happy Child quilt.

Also, today I realized I miscounted the number of four patches I need for Part 1 of Easy Street. I made 63 but I need 130 or so. I’m afraid I will use up all the grey fabric on these and not have any for other parts of the quilt, so I think I will hold off making the additional four patches until more of the parts are revealed and I see where else the grey is used. In the meantime, I grabbed a grey top sheet that Mark wasn’t using for Darby’s bed and I will keep that in reserve if I need more grey. It matches the grey tone on tone I’m already using.

Easy Street Part 1

And so a new Bonnie Hunter mystery begins. This year Bonnie has designed a mystery that will be a little easier on us. Not so many small pieces. 🙂

I pieced 60 grey and white with black four patches. But before I cut the strips into twosies, I spilled my coffee on them and had to run them through the wash. Sigh! There are still some light coffee stains but no one will be able to tell but me.

I’m not going to make a queen sized version, so I’m planning on making 3/4ths of the units and see where it gets me. I’ve finished Part 1. Gray and white with black 4 patches.

I’m having knee surgery on Friday the 30th so I’ll have to catch up on Part 2 as soon as I can.

Today, I also pieced and attached the thin Navy border on the Happy Child quilt.

And, who says we don’t have fall colors in California? This tree is across the street from the end of my driveway. The picture really doesn’t do it justice with sun shining on it.

Linking up to Bonnie’s Part 1 Linky party.