Sunday, April 22, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I am going to try to remember to add this post to the Design Wall Monday post at Patchwork Times in the am. I am posting this on Sunday.
Here is our cat Sadie, one of my Quilt Inspectors. She approves of the Kool Kaleidoscope Baby quilt-I posted about it last week.

Now here are some photos of the blocks I have been working on since last spring for the Garden Party quilt from Quiltin Tizzy. There is one more post to go! Setting directions I'll bet! This has been a fun quilt, and I am still working on the last 6 blocks as I am hand appliqueing them. I spent the last few days prepping the last blocks and I think I will be bringing them along on our vacation in September....I'm pretty sure I won't be all done with them by then!

And here is what is actually ON my design wall! This is a mystery quilt from McCalls Quilting Magazine. It only had 3 parts to it, so it was fairly quick. There were only 4different fabrics in the original quilts. That is so TOO FEW FABRICS for me, but it was fun to do something I don't normally do. I am a "the more the merrier" and scrappy gal! Even then, I ended up using 3 creamy yellows and 2 bright pinks...SOOO, I still did it MY WAY! LOL!

Be sure to stop by Judy's Patchwork Times to see more design walls on Monday!

God bless

Sunday, April 15, 2012

What I have been Working on

I recieved Ricky Tim's Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts book recently and kind of got fascinated with the technique of making these fantastic quilts. They are really not hard, just time-consuming! I have made 3 flimsies in the last month or so.

This is the second one I made. I had 2 zebra themed fabrics that I was unsure what to make out of them. Then the idea came while working on my first Kaleidoscope quilt. I also wanted to make a larger quilt, so I used an idea from the book to set the center star on point and make 4 smaller ones for the corners. I rather like the results!

This is the first one I made. I had a hard time at first visualizing what angle to cut the patterns, so the center turned out kind of round instead of star pointy. But it was alot of fun to make, so much so that I made 2 more!

This one is the 3rd, and probably NOT final one! I made this one in baby girl colors, because it is a baby quilt gift for a co-worker.

I loved making these and hope you enjoy looking at them!
God bless

PS-I mixed up the 1st and 3rd photos! Sorry!