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Kaleidoscope Quilt finished

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Ta Da!  Finally got the sleeve sewn on and hung.  Isn't it pretty?  I love this one, it's hanging in my studio.


It's from the Ricky Tim's Kool Kaleidoscope book.  My guild had a challenge this spring to make kaleidoscope quilts from this book.  It was due in April, I missed that deadline because I love it too much to quilt fast.  Much of the quilting inspiration is from Feather Adventures! by Patsy Thompson.  I really love her hyperquilted feathers, so I went to town with them.


The batting is wool.  Most of the quitling is done with Glide threads on top, Bottom Line or Invisifil in the bobbin.  The outer border was quilted with 3 different colors of thread.  First the outer feathers went on with one color.  Then I changed colors and stitched the next inner designs.  Repeat with the third color and inner most designs.  This made some very heavy back tracking on the spines, which I was ok with for this quilt.


Because this isn't a real big quilt, I chose to SID some of the shapes first, just to stabilize it.  Then I quilted from the inside out.  Of course, the center deisgns went quickly, so I thought I'd be done sooner.  As I got further out, and the quilting got more dense, it took a lot longer.  


I did steam it when done to lay flat.  All it needed was a light steam and hand pressing, I did not need to pin it while drying.  











Thanks for looking!  It's so nice to finally post a finished project :)

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Wow that is beautiful!!!! You did an outstanding job, everything about this quilt is really beautiful. I could just look at it for hours. I'm a mechanical designer by trade so I like to see when people pay perticuliar attention to details and you nailed it :) You do gorgous work.


Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

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A truly lovely quilting job and I love your colours!

I'm interested in learning more about choosing thread colours. Some of yours look metallic? Would you mind sharing which Glide colours you used and your thought process on your choices?

Still learning, Anne

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