Don't Worry Be Happy Colours quilt
by Carina E-H
This is my first 'proper' quilt. It measures approx. 31"x26". I didn't want to be too precise about the measurements in the quilt, so the stripes don't match up exactly, nor do the diagonal lines. Which is why I call it the Don't Worry Be Happy quilt. I'd rather enjoy the colours than fiddle with something as trivial as measuring...
My plan was to use only upcycled fabric, but I didn't have enough (most of them are pinks and greens!) to make the spectrum type design I had in mind, so I turned to the solid colours. I like the modern feel this gives to the quilt. In my very humble opinion, a lot of quilts do turn out a bit muddled and brown.
It is machine quilted diagonally in a colour corresponding to each stripe. Oh man, it took ages to do that! Changing the colour and such! The colours are on the back too, so there's a bit of colour there as well. I think if I were to do it again, I might keep it the same colour as the back...
It is self-bound and this part is hand-sewn; I didn't want to have any too obvious stitches on this bit. The batting is just another bit of the cotton, same as the backing, to make it very light. And to make it a bit easier to quilt for a newbie like me.