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.


  1. Looks fantastic! Congrats on your finish!

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

  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.