blocks and a sandwich

My work life is still a bit hectic, with more appointments as usual, so patchwork is on a hold. But I finally got to start the Skill Builder BOM blocks. I have pieced the first 6 blocks, haven’t decided yet on the quilting design. I suppose there is no hurry. Got the backing fabric – a wonderful flowery design in a rich orange, wadding is waiting on the shelf. Wednesday is a public holiday, so I shall have time for quilting.BOM 6 blocks

Fire and Ice quilt top has sat in the cupboard for a few months. Since it has rained for a few days (very unusual for this time of year), I got it out and made a quilt sandwich. Once more  this top has a floral backing fabric – with tulips.

fire and ice sandwich

Lots to quilt – my days will be “quilty” busy, looking forward to that.

Thanks for visiting, have a nice week, Barbora

15 comments on “blocks and a sandwich

  1. Ashley says:

    I am loving those skill builder blocks- I love colors in grey! Quilty busy days are the best! :)

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  2. Nancy Anicich says:

    Absolutely love your color combination on your new blocks…..would you mind sharing the colors you are using. I am a new quilter at age 70 & am a little color challenged to say the least. So glad I signed up for your website…Thanks again for your insight! Watching you from California, USA, Nancy

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    • skalabara says:

      Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping. It is never too late to start with quilting. For my blocks I choose Kona Solids by Robert Kaufmann in yellow/orange, purple, light green and turquoise hues. My favorites, I always like to work with bright colors. Greetings from Spain, Barbora

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  3. Laura Lynn says:

    wow! nice job on colors and piecing! My Mom and my sister just started one for me. All I did was pick the fabric…but that was fun.

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    • skalabara says:

      Picking fabric and deciding on colors is a hard job – you have to decide what you would like. Sometimes is not so easy to pick the fabrics – there are so many to choose from!

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  4. mlwilkie says:

    I love the quilt – great colors, great work. I also love the gray background on the blocks :-)

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  5. Jane says:

    I especially like the Fire & Ice quilt. Very striking.

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  6. Mel says:

    Your skill builder blocks are great! I love the gray background with the vibrant colors.

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  7. nohatsinthehouse says:

    Omigah- the colors of your basted quilt are fantastic!!

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  8. Renee says:

    I love the star block! They all look great though. How are you planning to quilt your fire and ice?

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    • skalabara says:

      Thanks for stopping. I finished quilting Fire & Ice with the walking foot – a serpentine/wave stitch. It breaks a bit the squares. Hope to finish binding over the weekend and upload a photo!

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