Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy Village....let's visit!


 I spent most of the past two days working on my Happy Village quilt and it's finished. I enjoyed making it and am already planning the next one. Water....the next one is going to have water...


As I quilted around the shapes, I could definitely see places that could use more quilting, like roofs, trees, fill in areas. So I did some quilting on some of the roofs and other areas. I think it gives it even more dimension. (If you look back and forth between the two pictures, you can see the difference). It's hard to know where to stop on this one...when to stop making houses, when to stop quilting. I was afraid to quilt the sky on my machine because I wasn't sure if I could get the look I wanted. Plus I had added in a piece of white tulle for effect and wanted to make sure it wasn't going anywhere. So I hand quilted the sky using a very light blue thread. I wish I would've made the sky a bit bigger by starting the houses down farther, but I can try that on the next one, right? 

Before I went on retreat, I made these Boxy Pouches for my retreat friends. I used purchased quilted fabric so they were quick and easy to make.  I have a few left for other gift giving.

4 comments:

Frances Arnold said...

LOVE your Happy Village. Wish I was close enough to take your class!!!

Gisela Suski said...

Happy Village is a Happy and beautiful quilt. Love the pouches I am sure you will be back to school. We have had lots of rain.

Patty said...

I love your Happy Village. Is it a pattern or did you make it for a class?

Sharon said...

Your Happy Village came out great! The hand-quilting in the sky is just right! I can see that it would be hard to know when to stop on this one. How big did it finish?

Love the pouches! That's a great idea for retreat gifts. I'll need to remember that for the next retreat!