Thanks, True! This is way easier than it looks...the book is fantastic - it takes you step by step and you use strip sets, so it is simple. I'm having fun today :)
I love the look of strip piecing but it is often too busy for me...and yours is not you have managed to have loads of color and pattern without it being unbalanced. I have stashed book so I can remember it.
Thanks, True - I've now added to it, so you may change your mind LOL!
The upper left quadrant is all sewn...the other quadrants have yet to be sewn, but you can get an idea of what it will look like eventually.
Still love it!! Your fabric and color choices really work well together.
This one gets better and better...love it even more now:-). Your choice of borders is perfect
Thank you Carolmarie and True!
I'm glad you like the borders, True - I wrestled over the choices for that, but this morning I woke up and knew what I wanted to do :)
Don't you love when that happens...it just comes to you and then works! Do you just have a lot of material on hand in your stash or plan and buy for each quilt or a mixture of these two?
True: I have an obscene stash (I am totally addicted to fabric and my hubby made me a sewing room this past year with tons of storage, so I am intent on filling it up!). For this one, I just went through my 1/2 yard cuts of fabric that did not belong to collections and started pulling fabrics I thought went well together. In the book, Tims explains how to select fabrics (choosing lights and darks, contrasting, stripes, and solids or fabrics that read as solids)...so I followed his instructions.
I like to keep a quilt in progress on my design wall where I have to look at it every day and it helps me to sort through how I want things to come together. So much fun!
I should say - I like to work from my stash...but I have also been known to shop for fabric for a particular project!
This is fabulous!! Nice work!
Thank you so much, Emedoodle!
This is the most amazing quilt ever! I especially love the bright colors and the way you added the borders!
Thank you, Paula
This was SO fun to do ... you know, I think you should also make one pushing the enabler button now!!
I can't believe no one has "loved" this yet! I am going to click that button right now!
OMG you are correct and I do love it...
Speattle - thank you...you're making me blush!!
This is fantastic. so much work and the colours are just popping. congrats. Karen
Thank you, Karen!!!
wow! I have never been a fan of kaleidoscope quilts until I saw this! this I have to try. is it from a book? or online tutorial?
Thank you so much, Lara-giles ! This technique is from Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts by Ricky Tims...and believe it or not, it is actually pretty simple to do. His instructions were super easy to follow :)
Love that you are working on this one and love how you have decided to quilt it...will add to what is already a fabulous quilt!
True thanks! I knew I needed to straight line this one because I need to let my thumb heal (and straight line quilting does not bother my thumb at all!).
Wow! Love this.
Whatthebobbin LOL - have fun. It is rather addictive once you get started! Glad to enable you :)
That is just amazing. I love your colors!
Oh love seeing this one done...it is amazing!!
This is just gorgeous! What a technique!
This turned out fantastic! I haven't started mine yet....jealous.
Whatthebobbin thanks! Once you start, you won't want to stop making the top :) Very addictive!
Bluebirdsews Thanks! It is a really cool technique - it is impossible to tell what it will look like until you have done all the parts - which is part of what makes it fun to piece :)
Simply Devine. Those outside borders, so simple, really frame the medallion center. Looks like a tough pattern even though you say it is not too difficult. Still, getting all those pieces to fall into place so well takes some doing! Nice!
Wendy, this is so amazing. At first, I thouht someone else had done the same pattern since the colors look different in the picture than in person. Yes, I got to see and feel it. I know that you are all jealous. hehehe This is one the most fantastic quilts I have seen. Got job, my friend.
Wendy this is GREAT! The black and grey borders really set off the bright quilting. I love the effect of looking "into" the center of the quilt- awesome job!
Dtscrapper Hey - good to see you here!!!! Thanks! I really like how this one worked out :)
WOW! What an Amazing quilt! I love the bright beautiful colors. Definately reminds me of looking into one of those little paper kaleidoscopes as a kid...loved those things...still do in fact. Great Job on another beautiful project that you have created.
The colors in this one are gorgeous. Looks like a lot of Y-seams. Maybe I should try out that technique.
Mouseinmypocket Thanks! Actually NO Y-seams. The technique is to stitch together strip sets, then cut out specific shapes (he shows you how to construct a pattern using freezer paper) and stitch those together...it comes together very easily (surprised me!)
Adding you to my list of go-to people lol. I just bought this book plus you recommended my fabric for my pretty in patchwork quilt. Gold star for you!
Holy Cow!!! This is AMAZING!!! I love the fabrics you chose from your stash - together they look almost 3D! This is stunning. Great job!!
Great quilt! Our guild had Ricky Tims for a workshop several years ago and he demonstrated the kaleidoscope along with other good projects. I agree, it is much easier than it looks. But one exception. When I got the the final seam joining the two halves, I couldn't get my points to match up. Since the color was the same, I didn't worry too much. I'll probably do another some day. I think I saved the "out takes" from the strata and hope to do something creative with them (since I didn't think of the border idea...that was a good one).
Clairealex My points weren't perfect either - but close enough once it was quilted and washed ;) I'd love to meet him in person - lucky you!
So beautiful...an amazing design...the colors are wonderful...