Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kaleidoscope Festival
Hi to everyone stopping by from the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amys Creative Side!  It's always so much fun to see what great quilts people are making and I'm glad to share one of my recent finishes with you today.  

I'd previously posted about this quilt while it was in progress, but never had a full reveal until now.  Linking up in the Large Quilt Category for my first entry.

Introducing my Kaleidoscope Quilt!  

It's about 70" x 60" and perfect for snuggling under with a movie.  I chose orange, raspberry & grey fabrics from my stash planning to color the blocks in an alternate layout.  Momm was inspired to make one too so we made twin kaleidoscopes - Momm's is orange, blue & grey.  We traded some orange & grey fabrics so we have bits of the other in our quilt.  :)   Mine doesn't have a name yet because it is a twin and it's waiting for Momm to finish quilting hers.  (go Momm!)

I quilted it on my Janome machine and it was really smooth going to get the back & forth lines in the grey background.  I had movies and some Firefly to keep me company while quilting and now it has some awesome texture and drape!

I used warm & white batting which I love, Aurifil thread to piece & quilt it.  The backing is this fun bunting/scallop print from Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille - it went so well with the colors on the front without being too loud.  I wanted the binding to contrast the colors and chose an aqua Sketch print.

Momm's quilt has a fun raspberry Kaffe print as the backing and a raspberry sketch print for the binding.  See - twins!  If you like what you see - become a follower over there on the right or leave a comment.  Be sure to check out the other entrants and get inspired!


  1. Beautiful! I love your color choices...and your quilt shows off the quilt piecing wonderfully!
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

  2. Cute! Love the colors you chose!

  3. I love this quilt - your colour choices are brilliant as is your quilting which makes the design stand our beautifully. It's a stunner.

  4. Beautiful colours - and your quilting - wow!

  5. Very pretty quilt. The quilting really adds to the look, congrats.