I've been working all day on the Oxygen Tote Bag I mentioned in my last post, and I'm finally making some progress. What sounded like a simple project has actually turned out to be quite complicated. It's amazing how difficult it is to figure out how to assemble something without any directions. Tomorrow is a busy day of appointments and shopping, so I probably won't get back to it until Thursday. It's not far enough along to make for an interesting photo post, so to fill the gap, I'll share a couple of older quilts with you today.
A couple of years ago I decided to make a quilt to hang behind our bed. I found this pattern, called Hokey Pokey, by Quilter's Dream, and instantly knew that this was the one. It's fast and easy to make, and creates a great visual impression with a vivid splash of color. I made this one out of earth-tone batiks, which looks really nice in our bedroom. Someone told me she thought it looks like Lava Lamps. Remember those?
A friend of mine loved the quilt so much that she asked me to make one for her as well. She chose turquoise and pink for her colors, so it has a much more tropical feel to it. You need to have a high contrast of fabrics in this quilt - either darks and lights like the one above, or two different color groups like the pink & green below. This is a really fun pattern and I enjoyed making both quilts.
Have you made a Hokey Pokey quilt?