Colours of Happiness #9

I’ve been working away on this behind the scenes.

I now have two long side panels and one corner panel hand quilted. I’m pretty pleased with the fish-scale overall design. The quilting design for the corner panel took me a long time to decide on, but I think it works. The leaf-points in the green strips under each flower also work well. I’ve done minimal quilting on the Dresden Plate flowers, and I’ve hand lettered one of my four ‘corner-stones’ into the orange strips in washable gold paint. It’s not shiny bright gold, more of an ‘old-gold’ look, and the metallic sheen isn’t very obvious, but it’s nice when it catches the light. The cornerstones are Family, Love, Prosperity, Peace, and the lettering shows them in English and Bengali. On the outer edge, it seemed to call for triangles, so that’s what I’ve done, only not the same as in the centre panel.

Two more long sides and three more cornerstones to go, and then I’ll be onto the centre panel. I really haven’t thought much about what to do there, because I think it’ll tell me what it wants when I get there. I hope I can live up to the quilt’s expectations… 😉

Back to assembling quilt sandwiches. Not quite the chore it is for a whole quilt, much easier in smaller sections…

24 thoughts on “Colours of Happiness #9

  1. The Colours of Happiness progress is filling my heart with joy and anticipation to see the finished product… thank you for all the love and attention going into this quilt ♥️

  2. Lynda says:

    I kept looking at the word around the corner from love and thinking, Why can’t I read that? Then I thought, Hm, maybe it’s some fancy scribing, but no, it’s Bengali, and it is beautiful! Very clever and such a nice touch.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a lovely script, isn’t it? I wish our alphabet was so pretty. I tried to make the English letters pick up some of the devices and shapes – I’ve been more successful in the next one, I think.

  3. tialys says:

    You’re making such great progress with this – you’re so obviously enjoying it.

    • katechiconi says:

      I am! It’s so much more manageable in small sections rather than one huge piece you have to haul around to work around small shapes. It also gives you a sense of achievement to finish a section rather than viewing the quilt as an endless task.

  4. claire93 says:

    can’t wait to see the big finished photo of this

  5. kathyreeves says:

    These are wonderful details, Kate, this will be spectacular!

  6. craftycreeky says:

    Wow! The border is wonderful, this quilt is going to be stunning and very, very joyous 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Winter in Melbourne can be very dreary, and while she’ll be getting this in February, the height of summer, she’ll have a ray of sunshine when the dark cold days arrive.

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s just lovely and I really like those Dresden plate shapes in the corner.

  8. Dayphoto says:

    Perfect for my rather rainy afternoon! Sunshine in a quilt!

  9. so glad that’s Bengali i couldn’t read!!
    I just scheduled a post for scraphappy October. – thanks for the incentive to keep blogging (however randomly!)

  10. rutigt says:

    Ah, Bengali!!! No wonder I couldn´t read the word 🙂 It´s very beautiful!!!!

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