Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kaleidoscope! A Finish!

When I went on retreat in July, Kaleidoscope by Lellaboutique was one of the classes we could take.  The lovely Vanessa Goertzen herself taught the class.  It is a really fun pattern to make.

The pattern uses 2.5" strips so I had picked a jelly roll to take to retreat with me.  As I started making the quilt blocks I noticed that they were not laying flat and were pulling awkwardly.  After a bit of troubleshooting I found the jellyroll strips, much to my annoyance were 1/8" shy of 2.5".  Well, I had to abandon it and since I was not at home where I could shop in my stash, decided to make it a two color quilt.  I found a sweet little flower print which reads almost as a solid.  It worked out perfectly.

There is a tiny yellow flower in the print which inspired me to choose a yellow binding to help those flowers pop.  I am so pleased that I did!

What to do with those wide, solid borders?  I knew feathers would be gorgeous.  I was scared to try them in such a visible large space.  I gritted my teeth, put on my big girl panties and got stuck in.  I am so happy I did.  Feathers are really forgiving and so much fun to make.  This quilt delights me.  

Had a good 6 to 7" of snow yesterday.  It was early evening when I got done with my snow shoveling chores.  The light was so pretty and it was still snowing a bit.  

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day.
Love
Chantal

5 comments:

  1. oh that's so beautiful Chantal! & your quilting is amazing. stay warm friend!

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  2. What a striking quilt! It looks fantastic in two colours. And your quilting is wonderful.

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  3. I'm sure the jelly roll you chose would be lovely, but I'm glad you went for the two color quilt. It's beautiful and the yellow binding adds a perfect final sparkle. Your home looks beautiful in the soft winter light.

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  4. Both this and the tumbler quilt are beautiful finishes Chantal! I like your choice of just using the two colours here - but grrr about the jellyroll! The snow makes a beautiful backdrop!

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