Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New quilt on the bed

The other morning I walked into the bedroom after Builder Bob had gotten up and the bed was made but.....the quilt was lying on the floor. (he said it wasn't put on the bed because he was getting too much help from the kitties....which I can believe). We have a deal that whoever gets up last has to make the bed.

Anyway, I figured it was his way of saying it was time for a "Spring/Summer" quilt.

So my Kaleidoscope quilt is now on the bed and I need to see if I have any extra scraps to make a couple throw pillows.
In the mean time Bella seems to be enjoying the new quilt.
Simon had to join her, it is funny how they always sleep at the end of the bed even when we're not in it.
Last year I made quilted king size pillow shams in muslin - Quilted Pillow Shams
Nothing new to show, I'm still working with my batiks but it has been in little spurts this week.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Linky Party Tuesday #13

Welcome to another Linky Party Tuesday! We had a busy weekend with friends and family and I didn't get any quilting done but I would love to see what you have been working on!

Featured Blog

Last week Donna from This Year's Dozen. She showed us 750 fussy cut squares that were really cute! She has a couple new posts with zippy pouches too! Thanks so much for sharing with us and feel free to grab a Featured button!
Every Tuesday you will find a linky party here at Quilting by the River.
I always enjoy the new things I see and new blogs I find at linky parties around the web and hope you will take part in mine and also visit many new blogs and make some new friends!

What kind of links can you add? Anything you would like to share.
  • Quilting, fabrics - work in progress or finishes
  • Scrap-booking - that is what I originally was doing when I started this blog
  • Recipes - I don't cook much but Builder Bob is also Chef Bob and loves to cook
  • Crafts of any kind - Counted cross-stitch, Primitives, etc.
  • DIY - Do it yourself projects
  • Tutorials and more
Join and have fun!
  • Link to the specific post - not your main blog - need help? Click here if you need help.
  • Please take the time to visit other links, everyone loves new visitors and comments!
  • If you follow me, let me know and I'll follow you too
  • Add up to 4 different links
  • Grab my button or add a text link to your post or blog if you would like
If you would like to add a button to your blog you can copy the code which is below my button and add it as a gadget on the layout page of your blog. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

Friday, May 4, 2012

More batiks

Here are some more batik blocks I am making. Lots of different colors other than blues and purples....those are going into quilt #3.
This is a quilt I made last summer and I gave it to my daughter. Well the last time I was over there I saw and I decided I wanted to make one for us but bigger so this is quilt #2.
Here are some more of the blocks for quilt #1, the reason I am making these blocks is because when I cut strips for quilt #2 I end up with a piece left that I can get 4 - 2.5 inch blocks. Works better for me than throwing them in my batik scrap box.
I did some quick mock-ups in Electric Quilt 7 last night and I'm not crazy about this design.
Or this design...............hmmm............guess I'll keep making blocks and then decide how I'll put them together.