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Friday, August 4, 2017

It all clicked

     In April, I took a class with Sujata Shah on Organized Chaos, a kaleidoscope quilt. I spent two workshop days on it and innumerable hours and pieces of fabric (a lot not used) in putting the quilt together. I have always loved the kaleidoscope quilts. Ones from Wanda and Maureen have made me drool and I was glad to take the plunge. I needed a lot of advice and help because sometimes I got lost in the forest. I kept chipping away at it and added two additional rows to make it bigger and more rectangular. It was sewn in sections instead of the normal columns webbing that I like to do once Wanda explained it to me. 
    I used all stash fabric with some fabric strips given to me by a friend. I love the colors and movement and sparkle. It was slow with double pinning, but I wanted a good result. I was really never sick of looking at. I was frustrated at times, but the whole quilt was a great experience. If I had not taken the class, I would not have got off the starting block. I love all the different kinds of fabrics and colors used. 
     It is 55" x 72" right now. I would like to have a wide border, but what fabric? So, from early April until August 4th, it is sewn.

8 comments:

greeneggs said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! It really sparkles. I'd love to do a kaleidoscope quilt now I've seen yours!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks like a beautiful flower garden in full bloom. Happy hunting for that border fabric, and if you don't find one, it is a beauty just like it is.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations!!! It is gorgeous. I am gathering fabrics fir mine - hope to start late this year or in January ...

weddingdressblue said...

Beautiful...now I look forward to seeing how you quilt it!

Mystic Quilter said...

Stunner of a quilt! Full of colour and movement. I don't know whether this needs a border Linda.

Unknown said...

I have made two of these from my scrap bin. They are highly addictive! I put a border made from Kaffe Fassett fabric on both.

Lynette said...

Ooo - pretty :) I am highly drawn to scrappy quilts like this right now. It can go either way - gorgeous as is, or bigger and framed with a pretty border fabric.

Sandy said...

It really does have great color and movement. I love how some of the blocks come together to make those star flower things! It's a great quilt!