Sunday, April 15, 2012

What's on My Bed

I'm in search of a blog topic. There was a "what's on my bed" quilt link up over a week ago in the  blogosphere...and since a professional photographer was at my house for the marketing brochure...it's an opportunity to share a quilt I made a few years ago.


There are actually two quilts on my bed, but the bottom one is just providing more length and the border works!


Here's the amateur photo. This quilt is a strip quilt pattern from the book, "More Strip Clubbing." (A Cozy Quilt Design.) I made matching shams for square Euro pillows...good for square block designs!


I used batiks from my stash. It is one of my favorite quilts. As I recall the pattern was quick and easy plus there are a couple of other strip quilt patterns in this book I would love to make one day. 

Additional posting: I decided to show the quilt that is underneath...why not?


What can I say...another batik beauty! This is my version of a Kim Brackett design, Bali Sea Stars. I haven't gotten the shams made for this one yet. This star block is my absolute favorite block design. It's from Kim's first book, "Scrap-Basket Surprises." I hear she has new book due to release in May working with charm squares. I'm sure it will be wonderful.

5 comments:

Suz said...

Looks gorgeous - those strip patterns are really clever aren't they? And what a glorious stash you must have!

Kathy said...

Love both quilts you have on your bed, those are my favorite colours!! I think I'll be doing more batik quilts from Kim's books in the future too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very nice! I bet you need two quilts or more on your bed at times being so far north!
Karen

Cathy said...

Oh so very very pretty!! I love looking at your batik quilts. I hope all goes well and quickly with selling your house.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Love the layered quilt look, and they work together so well. I think the one on top is more traditional and will work better for your brochure but the bottom one is great too. Very you with the way one block flows into a secondary design.