Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll enjoy reading about my quilts and travels. I make lots of quilts, many as gifts, some for charity, and a few on commission. I love to travel and I own a car, but I am afraid to drive in heavy traffic. So I often use public transportation to visit big cities. I don't just go on trips--I have adventures!
Smiley Faces For co-worker Tammy N. Pattern adapted from quilt made from similar smiley face fabric, seen online Partly from stash
53" x 64" Completed 3/20/3015
A couple of years ago I noticed that Tammy had several smiley face decorations at her desk. This fabric has been in my stash for a few years. I knew it was just right for Tammy. Co-worker (and Tammy's good friend) Shelly A. helped by choosing a couple of colors, blue and yellow.
Back of the quilt
I usually do plain, solid fabric. But I decided to use leftovers (more smileys) from the front, plus the solid yellow from stash.
Electric Quilt Sketch
Needing inspiration, I did an internet search for images of smiley face quilts. I found this quilt, an easy pattern and seems to feature the same fabric.
Large center panel, cut in one piece
First round laid out on the design wall
Pieces sewn together
Trying out the yellow print. Seems to overwhelm the rest of the quilt.
Smaller width, same as the blue. Feels better.
Quilt top finished
Once again, the finished quilt.
Tammy was surprised to get her quilt. When I told her I had noticed the smiley faces at her desk, she quickly showed me a smiley face pillow about the size of a dinner plate. I laughed. Tammy loves her new quilt.