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Curated Quilts – Half-Square Triangles

When Amy reached out to me to ask permission to include Oh Happy Day in the upcoming Curated Quilts – Half-Square Triangles edition, I was more than happy to say yes. Oh Happy Day is pieced using a wide variety of quilt blocks, but it definitely relies on Half-Square Triangles. More than anything, though, this quilt felt timely all over again. Back in 2016 when I was piecing the quilt top, I used bright colors that made me feel cheerful (the quilt uses Kona Cotton solids in Shell and Mango, which were supplied by Robert Kaufman Fabrics). At that time I learned that Robert Kaufman was renaming two of their solids in the process. What used to be called Pale Flesh is now Shell – Oh Happy Day!

I later noted the names of the color matched Aurifil threads I had used in the quilting, and the thread that I thought blended best with Shell was #2420 (Fleshy Pink). As a result of learning that Robert Kaufman was making changes, I reached out to Aurifil and they quickly made the decision to rename 3 of their thread colors as well. What used to be called Flesh (2205) is now Apricot, Pale Flesh (2315) is now Shell, and Fleshy Pink (2420) is now Blush.

Oh Happy Day - Curated Quilts - Half-Square Triangles

Oh Happy Day – Curated Quilts – Half-Square Triangles

I’m grateful for the changes that were made in 2016, and it is a good reminder to me about the power of speaking up and asking. And today, my sentiments from then feel more true than ever: we all need a Happy Day. And what better thing than a quilt to spread love and hugs when it is needed most. Regardless of what you are sewing or doing, I hope you are able to find something to claim your own moment of happy today.


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9 thoughts on “Curated Quilts – Half-Square Triangles

  1. Shannon says:

    Love this one. The colors are fantastic! Plus, I’m just so happy to have been in the same issue as you, Yvonne! 😉

  2. Cindy Pieters says:

    Love the colours!

  3. This is one of my favorites of all your patterns. I have it, and it’s on my need to make list. So glad it was included in this issue!

  4. patty says:

    Great quilt! Congrats on the Curated Quilt publish!

  5. Sandra says:

    Congrats on the publication! Such a cool quilt. And yes on speaking up. We can be activists in many many ways.

  6. dustyhuxford says:

    Congratulations on the entrance to the Curated Quilts latest addition. This is a great pattern and looks like a fun one to work on.

  7. That is so cool to be a part of. I really liked this quilt to!!

  8. Congratulations on both the publication of this quilt AND speaking up and making change.

  9. Shasta Gray says:

    Thank you for speaking up and asking to make a change! And congratulations on your quilt publication! This is a Happy Day!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)