Thursday, August 4, 2011

Christmas Kaleidoscope - Finished!

Warning: picture heavy post.
Because I love this quilt.
The pattern is Don't Call Me Betsy's Kaleidoscope Quilt Along.
The fabrics are...well, the solid is Kona Bone. The rest is Christmas scraps - I know there's some Crazy Eights, Merry & Bright, red snowflakes from Hobby Lobby, blue snowflakes from Joann's, a lot of the greens are from a Rag Shop fat quarter pack that my mother bought 10+ years ago, some of the holly is "Country Classics Christmas by Ameritex" which I think dates to the 1990s (thrift store!)
The burgundy snowmen, I do remember. I bought that at a little store near the base in Washington when I first started sewing. I found out a couple years later that the Buggy Barn isn't just some little store.
The quilting made a huge difference with this quilt. I hated that all the points wouldn't line up, but quilting on either side of the seams made the centers not look that bad.
And oh my goodness, I love how it looks on the back. I wish I had used more red to show it off more.
Look! Little stars!
 The back uses some bigger pieces from my Christmas stash - the big chunks are the Ameritex fabrics.

It measures 60x60" and is bound in, um, two green fat quarters from the Rag Shop. Maybe.

4 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! Congrats on your finish!

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  2. Looks so great! The quilting really does look like snowflakes on the back!

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  3. You should love it, it looks fabulous! I love that you don't quite know where all the fabric is from, and that some is from the thrift store.

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