Friday, April 29, 2011

Kaleidoscope Quilt

My kaleidoscope quilt, made with blocks from my online quilting bee, is finished! I chose a few borders in Kona Ash as well as a narrow strip of a large scale print from Leanika. This was a bit of an experiment, but I like the movement this creates. The narrow piece only shows small parts of the large pattern at a time which creates an interesting effect, I think.
I used the same print for part of the backing, along with the herringbone from Modern Meadow. The binding is Kona Coal.

What I'm most excited about is the free motion quilting. I did that! No marking. It's far from perfect, but it is something I couldn't have done even six months ago. It's a great feeling to think I can envision a FM design and then make it happen myself.

You can read more about the process of making this quilt here and here.

17 comments:

Kelly O. said...

your quilting is phenomenal! congratulations!

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful quilt! The quilting looks great.

Stephanie said...

Wow! It is so gorgeous! I absolutely love your color palette and the quilting is so creative! It looks really well done too. Bravo!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Fabulous quilting! It really sets it off nicely. That is one gorgeous quilt :)

Mary Anne said...

Doesn't it feel great to drop those feed dogs and FMQ? Your quilt looks great!

Jenny said...

That quilt matches your header perfectly! That is a great quilt!

Carla said...

Love the quilt and the quilting! Great job!

Sonia B said...

What a lovely quilt!!! I love the border and your quilting is stunning. Way to go!

Marg said...

It's a beautiful quilt, I love the combination of colour and fabric you have used, and your quilting is fabulous.

LynCC said...

Marvelous quilt. my favorite colors. If it comes up missing, come look at my house. ;D

Lizzy said...

Love this quilt! I loved it when you first posted the quilt top, but now that it's quilted... WOW!! I can't believe you did that. Did you use a regular home sewing machine or a long arm? Gorgeous.

Katie B. said...

This is fantastic! Beautiful quilting.

Sharon said...

I love everything about this quilt from the fabric colors to the quilting. Very nice!

hmdraney@gmail.com said...

I absolutely love this quilt, love the colors, love the fabrics, love everything! Thank you for sharing!

Hollie said...

Oooh! I so love the fabrics you chose for this quilt! It's beautiful!

Angela {fussycut} said...

LOVE this! I'm a huge fan of kaleidoscope quilts, and I have plans for this version. beautiful job. :)

Vicki said...

I have been meaning for about ever to come back to this and tell you how much I love your quilting on it! You did a great job! :D