Saturday, July 28, 2012

Finished kaleidoscope quilt

I spent last night sewing the binding onto June's do. Good Stitches kaleidoscope quilt while watching the Olympics opening ceremonies.
do. Good Stitches Wish Circle June
I wasn't sure how to quilt it, but I decided that this would be a good chance to do some free motion quilting since I have been trying to branch out from straight lines.  I did pebble quilting in the gray areas and left the colored triangles unquilted since they are pretty small and I wanted them to stand out.  This is the first time I have done pebble quilting and only the 2nd time I have done free motion quilting (although I have been practicing) so I was pretty happy with how it turned out (although it is definitely nowhere near perfect).
do. Good Stitches Wish Circle June
do. Good Stitches Wish Circle June
For the backing I used a Free Spirit solid called Hot Rose which I LOVE.  I knew I wanted to use a solid for the back since the front is so crazy.  I showed the quilt to my 4 year old daughter and while she liked the front, when she saw the back she asked why all quilts aren't hot pink.  Good question.
do. Good Stitches Wish Circle June back
I pieced the do. Good Stitches label into the backing.  
label
This project was so much fun to work on and I am grateful to be working with the wonderful ladies of the Wish circle.  This quilt is currently in the washing machine and will soon be headed for Project Linus.

16 comments :

  1. It looks wonderful! That's a good first effort. I need a new machine. My efforts at freestyle stitching leaves me with a lot of short and long stitches.

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  2. Love it! Your quilting looks great and I don't think there is such a thing as perfect FMQ!

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  3. It looks SO great. I love those colours together and I"m really impressed by your pebble quilting.

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  4. This is so beautiful!! Nicely done!!

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  5. Aren't pebbles fun? Good job on the whole quilt.

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  6. It looks beautiful! I always love pebble quilting. Great job!

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  7. That's a great quilt. It reminds me of cheerful bunting flags strung any-which-way!

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  8. You did such a great job! It's beautiful!

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  9. Such a happy and beautiful quilt - the quilting and backing are PERFECT!

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  10. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the quilting effect on the back. I have a pinwheel quilt to finish and was debating if I could just FMQ in the white areas and leave the prints unquilted. After seeing your results, I'm giving it a try!

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  11. I love the pebbles! It looks fabulous! The hot pink was perfect for the back.

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  12. What a great idea to leave the color triangles untouched. I have yet to try pebble quilting. It scares me. lol I really want to get Angela Walters book.

    -Amanda-

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  13. LOve it! I'm sure the recipient will cherish it!

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  14. Great colors - love the mix of hot and neutral.

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  15. Your kaleidoscope quilt is beautiful!! I have one in process.

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