One of the pattern books I go back to a lot is Happy Hour from Atkinson Designs. They all use up fat quarters and work up fast. They are especially good for showing large scale modern prints. I wish their site showed more of the patterns in the book. There’s really mostly three main ones, but she does three more in alternate block sizes, plus a couple bonus patterns. For this quilt, I did the Triple Treat pattern, which is basically a large square block divided into a small rectangle, skinny strip, then larger rectangle.
I dug through my stash and pulled out a variety of prints from various lines and designers but stuck to a loose color scheme of pink, light teal and this lime/ chartreuse. I’d found a length of floral print that had all these colors in them. Some of the challenge here was using up odd bits from my stash that were not full fat quarters, and the other was being too enthusiastic and not completely following directions.
Either way, it still worked out and unless you compared the blocks to the actual pattern, you would never know this. While digging out pictures, I realized I started this quilt back in August of 2014 so I really have neglected to write about this one.
It’s got a nice wide border and is a decent twin size.
By the time November rolled around, I managed to have it quilted with just a plain white backing.
Closeup of some of the prints. The green is really not that brown, it was hard to get a decent shot that showed the green properly.
I can’t remember if Ron helped me lay this one out or not. Probably not.
For the binding, I tried out a new technique with a flange, sometime called double binding. I used a solid pink to pull out the pinks in the quilt, paired with a blue and brown polka dot.
Totally impressed myself with the corners.
The quilting was an all over flower pattern, pretty easy, lots of bumps. You could use Lori’s peony technique explained here, it’s very similar. I left the borders unquilted.
Such yummy, yummy texture. And it works up fast!
Some memories in these prints – a top for Izzy as a baby, a purse, a tote bag, some leftover bits from Ayla’s quilt. An Amy Butler print and a couple polka dots that are hiding apples.
Those fold lines wash right out.
If you love this quilt, it is also for sale in my Etsy shop.