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.
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