14 January 2016

Good Hair Day

A few months ago Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern asked me to have some fun with her new fabric range Good Hair Day from Windham Fabrics, available in stores now. I was immediately taken with the oranges, golds and blues in the collection and set about designing a quilt to highlight the prints.

Good Hair Day collection. Photo Credit Daniel Rouse

There are some great blenders in the collection. The bobby pins are a lot of fun, and the braids are gorgeous. 

For the quilt design I started playing with abstract bow and knot designs. The final result was the Beehive quilt.

Beehive Quilt by Daniel Rouse. Photo credit Daniel Rouse
The design is based on 4 block designs - a large square, a small square, and two rectangles. I'm working on a pattern to post here soon!

Beehive Quilt by Daniel Rouse. Photo credit Danielle Collins
I quilted the Beehive on my domestic machine using three motifs to highlight the piecing and the prints.

Beehive Quilt by Daniel Rouse. Photo credit Daniel Rouse
I backed and bound the quilt with Windham Fabrics Artisan Cotton in Blue Aqua. I love the look and feel of the shot cotton, and it shows the quilting beautifully.

Medallion Quilt by Daniel Rouse. Photo credit Daniel Rouse
My construction method for the square Beehive blocks left me with several half-square triangle scraps that I couldn't resist playing with a bit more. The fun resulted in this baby-sized Medallion quilt.

Medallion Quilt back by Daniel Rouse. Photo credit Danielle Collins
And I finished the back with the rest of my Good Hair Day scraps. I think I like the back better than the front!

Giveaway (closed)

But here's the really fun part! Kim and Windham have passed along a Good Hair Day charm pack to give to one of my readers.

The givaway is now closed, and the lucky winner is Robyn! Enjoy!




Good Hair Day Blog Hop
January 2016

Mon 11th:
Kim Andersson - http://iadorepattern.com/blog/

Windham - https://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com
Tue 12th:
Erin Harris - http://www.houseonhillroad.com

Terri Carpenter - http://thequiltedfox.blogspot.com
Cath Mosley - https://www.instagram.com/cathmosely/
Wed 13th:
Adrianne Ove - http://www.littlebluebell.com

Kristen Takakuwa - https://theneedies.wordpress.com
Thursday 14th:
Daniel Rouse - http://pieceandpress.blogspot.com

Cal Patch - http://hodgepodgefarm.net
Friday 15th
Stacey Day https://staceyinstitches.wordpress.com

Amy Gunson http://badskirt.blogspot.com.au
Sat 16th:
Madeleine Roberg - http://domesticstrata.com/blogs/domestic-strata

Darci Alexis - http://darcisews.com
Sun 17th:
Miriam Blaich http://berlinquilter.blogspot.com

Crystal Chadwick https://theclothalbatross.wordpress.com
Mon 18th:
Pati Fried & Laura Nownes https://seehowwesew.wordpress.com

Gillian Smith: http://sokath.com/main/blog/category/creative/
Tues 19th:
Casey York - https://studioloblog.wordpress.com

Nicole Daksiewicz - http://modernhandcraft.com/blog/

Good Hair Day by Kim Andersson for Windham Fabrics is available in stores now.

108 comments:

  1. Lovely eye catching quilt.
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  2. I like the back too, but I'm not sure if it's better than the front. Both are really neat in different ways.

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    1. Thank you. I love having two quilts in one.

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  3. I like BOTH sides. Each is amazing in its own way.

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  4. Awesome pattern to showcase the fun fabrics! Love the improv vibe of the backing but my fave is the front!

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  5. This blog hop has been so cool to find new blogs....yours being one! How clever of you to call your quilt "Beehive" when using the Good Hair Day fabrics. It is gorgeous! I'm like you in that I always want to use up those pretty scraps and shapes too.

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  6. I really like how the use of color in your quilts gives them a different look from the others on the blog tour. Well done

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    1. Thank you. I had so much fun with the Good Hair Day colors

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  7. Wow, that pattern is really eye-catching! And you've chosen such wonderful colors to make it work. I love the bonus baby quilt too.

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  8. Love your back great use of leftovers..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  9. I like the fabric, but your quilts make me absolutely love it!

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    1. Thanks! The fabric was a pleasure to work with

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  10. That pattern looks far more complicated than a small square, large square, and two rectangles. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. It's true! But each of those shapes has four diagonal stripes. So yes, more complicated!

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  11. Awesome beehive quilt and the use of the left overs!

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  12. Love the back of the quilt with your leftovers!! Great way to showcase the fabric you used!

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  13. As usual, your quilts are beautiful and interesting. Thanks, Daniel!

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  14. Daniel-welcome back! Love what you did with the fabric line. Such a fresh design!

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  15. It's good to see you are still making quilts! They are both beautiful!

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  16. Both quilts are gorgeous. I love this line.

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    1. Thank you! What are your plans for this line?

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  17. Great quilt! Thank you for sharing. I love the combination of the blue, orange, and yellow, too. Sometimes the pieced backs are even more interesting than the tops.

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    1. I agree. I love a scrappy pieced back!

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  18. Great quilt! Love the colors you used.

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  19. Love love love this quilt! The pattern is beautiful and the colors are perfection.

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  20. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the chance.

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  21. I love the quilt. I can't wait to see the pattern. This fabric looks like so much fun.

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  22. It will be a very fortunate baby who lounges on that quilt. And can you imagine how gorgeous the photos will be?

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    1. And every quilt looks better with a baby on it!

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  23. What a wonderful quilt! I love the pattern!
    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric!

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  24. I love the fabric and the quilt. It's georgeous!!!
    I`d love the charm pack but I guess it would be too much hassle to send overseas. So who ever get's it - enjoy! Martina

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  25. I love that the quilt is not only very modern but reversible. Great job!

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  26. Beautiful quilts. This collection is bright and fun.

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  27. Absolutely love your Beehive quilt! They colours are so bright and lively. staceysrus at hotmail dot com

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  28. Love all the quilts! The colors are wonderful!

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  29. Super cute quilts. I love the back of the baby quilt too!

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  30. Love this quilt! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  31. I was initially drawn to the pinks and purples in this line, but your post is changing my mind. I like the palette you chose for the quilts!

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    1. Thank you! I love what other people are doing with the pinks and purples too

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  32. Thanks for the closeup of the braid fabric. It does have great texture. Would like to see the front of the quilt unfurled. Thanks for sharing what you did with the fabric.

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    1. Thank you! I'll have some flat pics and diagrams when I finish the pattern.

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  33. Blue, yellow and orange is one of my favorite colour combinations and it looks wonderful in the Beehive quilt (and in the baby quilt, too). To my eye, there is (perhaps) an optical illusion going on with the first photo, as I see whirligigs or windmills, or maybe kites, so I will be interested to see the pattern when you post it. I would love to win the charm pack. Thanks, Betty

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    1. I'm glad you see some movement in the design! Thanks

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  34. Fabulous - I love the quilt back!!

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  35. Great to see good quilting done on a domestic machine. proves that you don't have to have a longarm, thanks!

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    1. It takes work and practice, but you can do some amazing quilting with a domestic machine

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  36. "Good Hair Day" is a very cute fabric line! I can see tons of potential projects!!!

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  37. I love this fabric line and I love the quilt you made with it! Thanks!

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  38. Love your quilts and the fabric collection. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It's my pleasure to share, and thank you!

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  39. Interesting and creative blog hop AND fabric! Love what you've done with it.

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  40. Lovely quilt! What a fun fabric collection.
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    1. Thank you! Kim's fabric was fun to work with :)

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  41. Never made a quilt, but doesn't seem intimidating on your blog! Would love to try, maybe a small one....

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    1. Thanks! It's a good idea to start small, but most importantly, START!

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  42. Love the baby quilt. It's definitely a two-sided quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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  43. I love how you mix up your blocks. I have not been creative enough to do that yet...Thank you for the chance!

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  44. OMG! I can't believe this is the same pattern you have post on flickr 3 years ago. It was two colors then and now what a beauty. I have made red grey variant, but fall in love with this idea. I will give a try with more than 2 colors. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks! This was actually my second go at it last year. The first was this giant red and cream baby that's still waiting for quilting. https://www.instagram.com/p/45kUX1kR2i/

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  45. So amazing that you made 2 Quilts! Fun fabrics!

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  46. Love the Beehive Quilt! Thank you!

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  47. Such a beautiful bright quilt! I have only just discovered your blog, I am a new quilter and have recently started playing with paper piecing. Your posts make great reading! Thanks for the giveaway :) emily(dot)hurt(at)btopenworld (dot)com

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  48. Love the clarity in your quilt.

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  49. Absolutely love this. The colours and designs go perfectly together. X
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  50. I like the FMQ on your Beehive quilt, but I adore the medallion baby quilt! What an amazing use of scraps!

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  51. Lovely! I love how this line has such a range from soft and neutral to bold! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  52. I would love the braids too!!! This fabric is fun and fresh.

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  53. amazing work, as always. I love when I see fabrics that might not have immediately grabbed my eye being used in such a way that I can't look away.

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  54. I love the variety of your medallion quilt.

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  55. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you!
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  56. Great to see you back in Blogland - I have long admired your work from afar (Australia).

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    1. Thank you! So glad you're still reading :)

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  57. That medallion quilt is just beautiful! Welcome back to the blog!

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