I ducked out between raindrops this afternoon to get a few shots of my finished baby kaleidoscope quilt.
I'm really happy with the way this turned out. I'm particularly excited that I was able to make the whole thing with fabric and supplies I already had on hand. I won the FQ bundle of Patricia Bravo Elements fabric several months ago, and I'm really glad I chose to use it in this project. I added a few extra prints from my stash too and used Kona ash as the background fabric.
I thought about stippling this, but I've stipped some big quilts lately, and if my delts get any bigger people will start confusing me for The Rock. I checked the Kaleidoscope Flickr pool and found some great straight-line quilting examples (thanks to Sharon and Debbie!). I decided to quilt in straight lines on either side of the seams. It does seem to distract a little bit from my not-so-pointy points. I used this pink dotty print from Pillow and Maxfield for the binding, and I'm pretty sure it bled a little in the washing machine. I've become really lax about washing because I haven't had any problems, so this is a good reminder. But no worries--it came out in a second wash.
Love the way the quilting pattern shows up on the back. I used some extra kaleidoscope blocks on the back with some extra Kona Ash.
Thanks so much to Elizabeth for another great quilt-along!
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