Monday, November 21, 2011

Kaleidoscope Quilt Finish

Norm was right about the binding; it totally works.

I am happy to report that the kaleidoscope quilt is done.  I gave up waiting for the sun to come out from under the clouds and went ahead with taking photos of it on the deck this morning.  I freezed my freezing fingers off doing it, but that's what big mugs of tea are for, thawing frozen, freezed-off, freezing fingers.

Silly f-words aside, here it is.  Although it's not the '70s rock inspired piece I intended it to be, I do love the finished quilt!

There will be a version 2.0 kaleidoscope quilt that hopefully will achieve the vibe I had planned for this quilt.  In the meantime, I'm reserving the secret name for the second iteration.  (It's based on a song with lyrics weird and iconic enough to inspire, and a glammy, now deceased, front man.  That's all the hints I'm giving on that.)

Norm calls this "the candy quilt."  That's not the alternate name I had in mind, but I can see his point of view.  (There's a part of me that wants to do up the CC label in rainbow-colored embroidery thread with daisies for the asterisks.  Actually, I think a little hand work practice might be nice...)

More photos of the back:

The finale of foldedness:

Thanks to Elizabeth D. of Don't Call Me Betsy for the kaleidoscope quilt-along that provided the motivation and method for making this quilt come together!  See the Flickr group pool for more eye candy and inspiration.

17 comments:

Shay said...

LOVE that binding. The back is pretty darn amazing too.

That's one eye poppingly gorgeous quilt there P. Way to go on the finish!

How many swear words went into the making of this quilt?

karenfae said...

love it - I need to make one :)
Karen

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

You did good:) Nice back, too.

greelyrita said...

You got that secondary circle effect didn't you? Good job!!

Loretta said...

What beautiful and creative work...the colors are amazing! I admire anyone who can sew like this...Thanks for sharing your work! Happy Holiday! Hugs

Mom Walds Place said...

The binding choice is perfect! Excuse me while I go do a happy dance...

Having a gray day for photos showed how sunny and bright your quilt is. It brings along its own sunshine!

Sarah Craig said...

Love it, love it, love it!! What an amazing quilt!!!

Michelle said...

I LOVE that quilt! It is just so darn happy. And yes, Norm was right about the orange binding. It was the perfect finish.

Elizabeth said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I love how colorful it is. I'm with Norm on calling it the Candy Quilt, but that's just me. The orange binding is awesome!

Loved this post!

xo -E

Kristen said...

It looks beautiful! I remember you wondering if it would all fit together. It work more than fine! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt - love the colors

Tabatha said...

Wow, c'est magnifique! Norm was right, the binding is perfect, love everything about the quilt and please blog about the label too!!

Miri said...

Gorgeous!

Happy Thanksgiving!

SixBalloons said...

I totally know that frozen fingers feeling. It's just the best lighting to take photos outside! The neighbours must think I am nuts, lugging out an armload of Pyrex to take pictures in the freezing cold.

Debbie said...

oh this is beautiful! What a wonderful, scrappy kaleidoscope!

Kay Lynne said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the fabrics that you used :)

Connie said...

Congrats on finishing your beautiful kaleidoscope quilt, I love it!