Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kaleidoscope


After spending the morning at Dad's I decided to come home and really work on this quilt top. I've got all the rows put together in three sections. I plan on quilting them ala Georgia Bonesteel. Her method has you quilt the sections then attach them totally different from the quilt-as-you-go method. I've made a few other quilts this way and am looking forward to doing this one. I had thought, at first, that I would send this one out to be quilted since it's going to be mine and my quilts tend to end up in the closet as "flimsies". lol So, instead of dreading the idea of paying to have it done, dreading having to quilt it myself because it will be so big...I will quilt it in sections. I still want to add a 4" border which I have yet to purchase.

The DWR is patiently waiting for me on the living room couch. lol I WILL finish it before I begin quilting the kaleidoscope. That's the plan...

Another little project I have underway deals with the points I cut off the aforementioned kaleidoscope triangles. I can't bear to throw them away especially since they're all stacked and ready to be worked with! I plan on arranging each little kaleidoscope, each piece butted up against each other, on fusible web. I will iron it on, cut off the corners (no, I won't keep those!) then fuse the piece onto a 6" or 7" square of fabric. The one you see here is my prototype :-) I satin stitched around the triangles. I'm not sure what I'll do to make sure the center stays attached, but I'm thinking that quilting with take care of that. I didn't want to sew these pieces because it would have made it way to small for my preference.

Time to check the roast..

7 comments:

Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilters said...

I love your kaleidoscope quilt!

Gina said...

The quilt looks great. I've never done a stack and whack before but I do love them.

love and hugs xxx

Franie said...

I love stack n whack and this one is particularly pretty--love how it is coming together. You work circles around everyone. You just amaze me.

Shelina said...

It is a beautiful quilt well both of them are. I have made some stack and whack blocks, I just need to get them together in quilt form. Someday.

Susan said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and you've found a perfect solution for the quilting - one you apparently don't dread. =) I like what you are doing with the left-over corners, too.

Hanne said...

Your quilt is lovely!

Rose Anne B said...

WOW I just love your kaleidoscope blocks and quilt!!! LOVELY!!!