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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Doing a Happy Dance

I finished up my happy log cabin quilt last night, and "Happy Dance" seemed to be the perfect name for it!





I decided to piece the backing with log cabin blocks across the back, and I think the huge black and white polkadots really make the colors pop.  The binding is Kona Buttercup and I love the sunny feeling it gives too.  How could you not smile when you look at this quilt?


I quilted with white thread, and I wasn't too sure how I would like the contrast of the stitches on the back, but when I'm doing FMQ, I'm always afraid to use two different colors, for fear that any little imperfections will show in my stitches.  In the end though, I actually like that the stitches show up.  I think it goes along with the fun feeling of the quilt.



I actually took this quilt to our neighborhood park to get some of the pictures.  I think it's the perfect quilt for picnics on lazy summer days- and that means I got to photograph it in its natural habitat, ha!


65 comments:

  1. Happy Dance is definitely the right name! Looks amazing Kelly! Wish i had this one at the beach today, it would have been right at home!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this 'Happy Dance'!! The dots are perfect for this quilt. FMQ is great, also.

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  3. I love the "Happy Dance", fun colors and the backing is perfect!

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  4. Such a bright, fun, happy quilt. I love the backing you chose too:)

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  5. How colorful and fun! You are really cranking out the FO's this summer.

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  6. This is beautiful, Kelly! Those enormous polka dots on the back couldn't be more perfect ;)

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  7. What a perfect name for this quilt! Great job!

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  8. What a cheerful quilt! .
    I like the strip of log cabins on the back. I did the same thing with the churn dash quilt. :)

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  9. A perfect name for such a happy quilt! Love those bright colours and groovy patterns.

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  10. So pretty and HAPPY! Your FMQ looks great.
    jan

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  11. Kelly! This is fantastic! I love the way it turned out!
    One question: What fabric is the Red/Pink Flower Crowns? I need to own it!

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  12. Such a wonderful quilt. Now you need to go on a picnic to break it in!!

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  13. I love the fun colors. Well Done!!

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  14. Beautiful!! I love your "Happy Dance"

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  15. Another fantastic job. And I find myself wondering just how many quilt finishes have you got planned for this coming week?!!! ;)

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  16. What a cheerful quilt! Your label lettering is great, too.

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  17. I love it and it is convincing me to finish the log cabin quilt I started a few weeks ago!

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  18. It is beautiful. Great name.

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  19. Cheerful quilt, perfect name for it! Made me smile!

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  20. Oh my goodness! I'd certainly be doing a happy dance with this quilt. I love everything about it. Great fabrics, polka dots and a sunny yellow binding -- simply perfect!

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  21. The name is perfect! Great quilt! Love the back, too.

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  22. Great looking "happy quilt". And I thought those beautiful flowers were in your backyard. I like what you did on the back too. Perfect to my way of thinking.

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  23. You are so right, it definitely made me smile! Its stunning, I love the bright colours, and its perfect to use outdoors!
    Thanks for linking up to 'Anything Goes'

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  24. Beautiful quilt, the name certainly suits it! Love the colours against the black polka dot fabric, it's a nice contrast.

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  25. I love your quilt! The white stitching on the back is such a fun accessory to the polka dots :)

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    1. Then the quilt has done its job! So glad you like it. Thank you for your kind comment and for your visit!

      :) Kelly
      ps- you're a no-reply blogger, so I'm responding here!

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  27. What a fantastic quilt! I love the quilting. On the back with the white polka dots, it looks like a connect the dot puzzle! This is such a happy quilt!!!

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  28. Everything about this quilt makes me smile! Congrats on such a fun and happy finish!

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  29. Absolutely love the bright colors on this one. Perfect choice for the backing and the quilting, too. Anything more structured might have taken away from the way this quilt sings out loud. Thank you for sharing and making me wonder if maybe I should make some log cabin blocks.

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  30. Gorgeous!!! I love the white thread you chose.

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  31. Love your quilt and the backing just makes it perfect!

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  32. Girl, I have been on vacation and promised my hubs I would stay off the computer (yikes!), I'm just getting back to normal and started cruising around to my favorite quilty sites! (That would definitely include you!) and saw your quilt! You know I love it! Love, love, love it! And I love that you added the log cabins to the back. It is just so happy and cheerful! I love all of your happy fabric choices and the binding is awesome. It's sunny and makes me smile! You are whipping out quilts so fast my head is spinning! Crazy talented, girl....just mad skills all the way around! Big XO's Kim :)

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  33. very pretty! I love log cabin quilts and your colors are so bright and summery!

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  34. What a happy quilt! You sure have been busy making quilts. Kinda jealous ;)

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  35. Wow! I love the colors and the design!

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  36. I love this quilt! Colors, simple design, everything!

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  37. Love the polka dots on back! Great finish!

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  38. Ah, this is more my style. I'm sure there's a mixed up rainbow in there somewhere! ;-)

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  39. Oh what a yummy quilt! Can I have it? Lol

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  40. What a pretty and bright quilt. I love quilts like that, always come back to log cabin, great.

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  41. Love Happy Dance... you did an awesome job piecing the front and back... what a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing... found you on fabric addict :) Kathi

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  42. Your quilt is fantastic! I love the label.

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  43. Sweet. There is something about scrappy log cabin quilts. I am in the process of making an all pink wonky log cabin baby quilt and it is making me happy.

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  44. What a terrific quilt. Congrats on the finish. Love the back.

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  45. Fun, fun quilt! Such bright, cheerful colors!

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  46. You made my day in so many ways today!
    I think I´ll have to do a little "Happy Dance" to;-)

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  47. Great, happy quilt.I love your fmq with the white thread. thanks for sharing this lovely, cheerful quilt.

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  48. Fun log cabin! Great fabric choices! It always amazes me how versatile those log cabin blocks are!

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  49. Smiles! And a little happy dance... Nothing crazy you hear.. I haven't had my coffee yet LOL!
    Your quilt makes me start this day with a smile!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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    1. haha! Thanks so much Esther! I'm glad you like it. It was such a fun quilt to make with all of the bright colors.

      :) Kelly

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  50. Darling quilt! For the life of me I can't find your email on this site..? Anyhow, I wanted to feature you quilt on for Fabric Tuesday, but thought it deserved a feature of it's very own. Can we feature this quilt 8/16 on QuiltStory? Let me know. Thanks

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  51. You should be doing a happy dance. Such an adorable quilt!

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  52. Beautiful!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  53. Your quilt is beautiful and does look so cheerful!

    Susie

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  54. That quilt is very aptly named. It is a happy quilt, all around. Beautiful job and congrats on another great finish! Thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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  55. I love your latest heaven and earth quilt, but this is still my favorite. It makes me happy just to look at it.

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  56. Perfect quilt to rejuvenate Kelly!! I remember how much I loved it when I first saw it....so glad it's linked under our dots theme for quick future reference.

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  57. A very happy quilt...love the black dot backing...looks great!

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