I moved my table outside to trim the last 3 Happy Block quilts … ugh!! All this moving around and taking down and setting up reminds me of when I first started quilting 18 years ago. We didn’t have a separate room for me to set up for quilting so I would set up and take down my sewing machine on the dining room table. What a hassle and what a blessing to have had at least some kind of sewing space in each of our homes since then.
The sewing table is folded up and back in the car. I won’t need it again this trip but now I have to set the sewing machine back up to sew the bindings.
If you’d like to make your own Happy Block quilt I have instructions on the website.
This HeartStrings project used a larger center and we had people trim the blocks down since we were going to combine blocks from different quilters into these tops but if you’re making the quilt yourself you wouldn’t need to trim them down.
We also made blocks with smaller centers several years ago and those instructions can be found here.
And just recently a less scrappy version using charm squares.