Sunday, April 5, 2009

Doing the Happy Dance!!!!

C'mon Kris .... join me, you know you know how it's done he he he ... shuffle, shuffle, clap, clap ..... sliiiiide .... shimmy shimmy .... oh yeah!!! That's me dancing cos I'm celebrating - I've finally finished Ross and Alicia's quilt!!!! Yay!!!! I can't wait to give it to them!!!
Waddyathink???
I'm so pleased with it, the colours are so fresh and the butterflies (on the 'diamond' strips - you can't see them too well on this piccy, they're clearer here) are just right for Alicia, she LOVES butterflies :o). It's made from one of my JoyPatch patterns called "Diamonds and Braids" but I added a border to make it bigger.
I'm also chuffed to bits with how the label turned out. I was going to piece a label from some of the leftover fabrics but then I had a bright idea. So I bolted down to my Local Quilt Store to see Margaret and the girls there and I bought a pack of printable fabric. DD gave me a hand with finding a site to edit my piccies (here) it was an easy site to navigate, so I played until I came up with this!!! I really like it :o). The pic isn't quite as clear as real life - it's Ross placing the ring on Alicia's finger - but I think you get the idea.
So, since I've finished that now, I'm free to make other things. So, I started stitching these gorgeous fabrics .......These are my "Oh Cherry Oh's - I've been dying to get my hands on these little darlings ... don't they all go together so beautifully!!??! I ran out of thread part way through though so I've had to put them aside, but I'll be off to get more thread tomorrow so that I can make some more progress :o).
Going to do the ironing now ....

19 comments:

Ariane said...

I love your quilt. It's beautiful. The colors you chose are so nice.

Milah said...

I can just picture you doing a happy dance.;D

Oh cheery O, looks so yummy-o! And your quilt looks awesome!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy! Uh oh! Our neighbours think our pet elephant is practicing its clog-dancing routine again, as I join in your happy dance! :0) Look at that quilt! How AWESOME is that!! Looooove the aqua colour, so fresh! And your idea for the tag is a perfect one - I'm sure not only will they enjoy it now, but that it will become an heirloom to be passed through the future generations of the family they've begun! Can't wait to see how your "O Cherry O" shapes up, too! My layercake of these pretties is waiting patiently!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Lurline said...

Your quilt and the label are just gorgeous - I'd happy dance with you if I was there!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Yvette said...

What a beautiful quilt. The label is the icing on the cake, just beautiful.

Sherri said...

The wedding quilt is absolutely gorgeous...and love the Oh Cherry Oh blocks...they're cute as can be!

wonderwoman said...

your quilt is lovely joy and they must be thrilled to bits with it - what an heirloom.
loving your new fabrics - very summery.

xxxx

Judith Tetley said...

Congratulations Joy...'Oh What A Feeling' to finish a quilt....well done. I am in love with 'O Cherry O' too. I have an order coming from the States...can't wait for it to arrive.
Have a nice day
Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Your quilt and the label are just gorgeous ...it's worth dancing too.Julia ♥

Dawn said...

Beautiful quilt Joy and I love your label....just perfect for a wedding quilt.Hugs Dawn
P.S. thanks for the advice!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful Joy, you have done a fantastic job...love your new blocks.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Just gorgeous Joy. Love the label too.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Joy, beautiful wedding quilt you have made....love the colours of Oh cherry OH....Regards lyn

Laila said...

Hei. You quilt are beautifull ! I think the receivers will dance with you. Hugs and happy easter

Narelle said...

A gorgeous quilt with the perfect label, how clever!

Linda said...

It's terrific Joy, always a good feeling to be able to cross something off the to do list.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The quilt is fabulous Joy. Nice job. And the Cherry-o is fabric I've been wanting to use too. Nice!

Bec said...

The quilt is stunning! Do you have any closer pic's of it to show the fabrics you put in it? Just wanting to admire it more.... *grin*
Bec xxx

Robyn said...

Wooohoo!! Go girl! :D
Robyn xx