Monday, August 1, 2011

Y'all Ready for This?

I got the kaleidoscope quilt top finished this morning.  Wa-hoo!

It's certainly an explosion of color, but I do like it (though, in all honesty, working on the final blocks over the weekend, I was beginning to fall out of love with it).  

I learned some things in making this quilt for the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along, largely as a result of frustration early on, getting some helpful advice, reworking several  of the blocks (right up until the very last one I fiddled with yesterday), as well as seeing what worked for other fellow QAL-ers.  If you haven't checked out the Flickr group for this quilt-along, you should; there's some serious eye candy over there.  It's amazing how different this quilt looks from one to the next, and beautiful in all its many variations.

I stayed with my original fabric choices instead of finding others that might up the contrast, etc.  But I think I'm going to do another one with the kit of FQs I found in my stash.  Figured I'd work up nine or so blocks to see if it achieves the look I'd like, and then go from there.  I think the second attempt may yield the effect I am looking for (i.e., making the "halos" brighter).  So until then, I will hold off on giving this one a name.

And now I need a nap!  :)

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love it, P.! Seriously love it. Enjoy your nap. You deserve it. ☺

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  2. Loving it P! Very in your face with all those colours but I adore quilts that scream for attention. And every time this gets a wash it's just going to look better and better.

    Great job. I always feel like rushing out for a celebratory drink when I finish a quilt top.

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  3. I think the halos show through nicely! I love it!!

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  4. I love this quilt, P.!! Makes me want to try one too! Nice work....

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  5. Ph my, this is gorgeous! Nice job!

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  6. Wow! Love it. I like the circles you can see in it. It's beautiful!

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  7. I love it! LOVE it! It is so bright and cheerful and colorful. And I can see those halos like crazy. Beautiful job!

    xo -E

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  8. Oh, that is absolutely wonderful!!! Wow!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow, I love it! I think it has the perfect amount of contrast. Very nice!

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  10. oh P it is just perfect. nearly magical! wonderful job

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  11. This is so colorful and so unique! Beautiful job!

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  12. Gorgeous! I know you've struggled with this top, but I really love it.

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  13. Fabulous! I just love this Kaleidoscope! I love the bright colors and I do see the circles...subtle but definitely there! Lots of movement!

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  14. I love your kaleidoscope top. I love the subtlety of the halos and the way the color draws your eye across the quilt. Super job!

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  15. You get a big Wow from me. The quilt is lovely.

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  16. Ooooh, I have the loves for your kaleidoscope quilt top!

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