Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kaleidoscope! A finished quilt...

Here it is March and I have my first big finished quilt for the year! It's a Kaleidoscope in Lottie Da and True Colors by Heather Bailey. I'm a big fan of Heather's fabric - Pop Garden is one of my favorite all time fabric lines. It's been a while since she released a new line and I was thrilled to see Lottie Da hit the market.


The orchid threw me a bit. I'm not usually a purple lover, but I think this color gives it a bright, Springy, fresh look.


The quilting took a while. I wanted to emphasize the curved illusion created by a Kaleidoscope design. I quilted in the ditch from edge to edge along the triangles and again about an inch away tapering to the centers. A figure eight pattern filled in the empty space between the straight lines. This required many trips through the centers where the triangle points come together. I was a bit worried that there might be too much of a thread build-up there, but it turned out fine. Yay for Aurifil 50!


I decided to go with the orchid chevron for the binding.








Pretty happy with this one!!!

24 comments:

  1. Oh my! This is beautiful! The colors are the definition of spring! Thanks for that!!

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  2. Great design and color combination.

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  3. could you tell where you bought your pattern or what method you used? Love this quilt , the pattern. and the Fabric:) lauraddirks@gmail.com

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  4. You should be pretty happy -its gorgeous! I love the unusual colour combination and the movement in the block!

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  5. really striking, adore the fabric too.

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  6. love your quilt and heathers bailey fabrics are just too georgous

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  7. Very pretty colors. It definitely IS Spring now!!

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  8. Fabulously gorgeous. Such a beautiful springtime quilt.

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  9. Cindy, Your quilt is amazing!

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  10. I always love, love, love your quilts, but this one is a show stopper! I love the way you used white in every other block to create the secondary pattern, I love the colors and your placement of them, and your piecing is inhumanly accurate! I've made several kaleidoscope quilts and getting those center points to match that perfectly is no easy feat. And all this gushing is before we even get to the beautiful quilting! That is one amazing quilt.

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  11. The quilting, the fabric choices, the pattern - all combine to play beautifully with one another. Masterful.

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  12. this is so gorgeous. i love the springy colors.

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  13. I wouldn't have though of that color combination but it looks fantastic! And with the orchid included, you have the Pantone color of the year in your first quilt of the year. Lovely quilting too.

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  14. Gorgeous; love the color combination!

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  15. I'd love a link to the pattern/template or a tutorial on how to make this beautiful block.

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  16. This is really pretty. I seem to have lost my momentum for finishes. Maybe yours will give me a good jump start. :D

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Did you paper-piece the blocks or use templates? Your points are perfectly matched!

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  18. wow! this is beautiful. I am not usually a purple girl, but have really liked the shades I am seeing popping up lately. great finish!

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  19. This is just so beautiful! The colors work so well together and your quilting is beautiful.

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  20. Not surprised you are pleased

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  21. Saw this on Pinterest! GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!!!!!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!