When "Happy Drawing" came out by Ed Emberly, I was in love. I love these cute drawings of animals and they are so "boy" to me.
The drawings seemed to need a special modern quilt design and I figured out a plan in my mind. Not sure what quilts I was viewing, but I know amongst reading my favorite blogs, I was inspired with this quilt - "windchimes."
I'm so proud of how each block looks so precise. It's not a complicated quilt, but probably my most "modern" quilt I have made - so much negative space. For the quilting, I decided to make the "wind" for the the hanging chimes. I did it all free motion and I love it! The quilting surprisingly didn't take me long to do, it was just a challenge since I never, ever use my foot pedal (yup, my dirty little secret - I use my start/stop button on machine all the time). I don't like doing longer lines down the quilt, but I made it work. What makes it look good is the varying gaps & space between the wavy lines.
On the back, I used the dragons print and decided to use one of the applique pieces from the panel - the giraffe. Just to be different :) And of course, I already have Happy Drawing 2 (the sequel collection), coming in the mail.
See it in my Etsy shop.