Oh Happy Day, Lap Quilt


Oh Happy Day is a playful exploration of traditional blocks in a very non-traditional layout. The design aims to create a feeling of transition from the upper left to the lower right with a sense of movement and dissonance along the way.

I named the quilt design Oh Happy Day as a tongue in cheek gesture at the beginning. Flying geese are my piecing nemesis, so I set out to use flying geese and other related block shapes in this design. Along the way, I used that tongue in cheek name for additional design inspiration. I used bright colors that made me feel cheerful (the quilt uses Kona Solids in Shell and Mango, which were supplied by Robert Kaufman Fabrics). And 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!!

Oh Happy Day was shown in a special exhibit at QuiltCon in Savannah, GA, in 2017.

Measures 61″ by 61″ prior to first wash

All fabrics are Kona Cotton in Mango or Shell. The benefit of having the Kona Mango as a solid backing for the quilt is that it also shows off the quilting and graphic design in a much more subtle way. I used 50wt Aurifil #2420 (Fleshy Pink) to blend with the Shell and #2220 (Light Salmon) to blend with the Mango, and I matched the bobbin thread to the thread on top.

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The edges of this one-of-a-kind quilt are straight, the corners are square, and the entire quilt lies flat; all features of a well-made quilt.

Pictures do not portray the true beauty of my quilts. You’ll know you have a treasure when you hold one in your hands. I promise you will not be disappointed with the quality of my work!

Oh Happy Day was made as a show quilt and has a hanging sleeve on the back. Because it has been a show quilt, it has not been washed. I am happy to remove the hanging sleeve and wash prior to shipping.

Please launder your quilt on a gentle cycle in cold water and dry on low heat or hang to dry.

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Weight8 lbs
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