Friday, 21 June 2013

A Kaleidoscopic Finish!

Holy Smokes! My second finish in a week! I'm cooking with gas this week!


I started this quilt back in July 2011 as part of the quilt along at Don't Call Me Betsy.  It was put on the back burner for well over a year after my templates had printed incorrectly and I subsequently cut my pieces wrong.  The resulting mess could not be fixed at that time as my level of experience wasn't up to it, but here I am now with a gorgeous quilt!


Made with mostly Denyse Schmidt Picnic Fairgrounds prints in the blue, green and red colourways, with Kona White for the blocks.


The back is a gorgeous Cath Kidston stars duvet cover.
 
I used Kona Robin Egg Blue for the binding, it's such a pretty light blue shade.
I quilted a diamond pattern radiating out from the centre of the quilt every 4", I marked it out with masking tape and it came together so quickly.  I'm really pleased with the outcome as I'm nervous of the quilting stage, my little machine doesn't always cope too well.


It was tricky to catch the quilting in the light today so I have 2 photos for your perusal!

 
The quilt finishes up at 50"x60" and is off to Devon to the newest addition to our family, a beautiful new baby girl called Mia born on 4th June.
 
Linking up with the Friday Parties;

13 comments:

Catherine said...

Looks really lovely! I love the duck egg blue and your quilting is great.

Anita said...

Fantastic quilt! Love the color combination.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Cute quilt. I love the star backing.

Flying Blind... said...

Absolutely love it - well I would wouldn't I!! Lucky girl Mia xxx

joanold said...

A lovely quilt that I'm sure will be treasured by it's owner now and in the future.

Catrin Lewis said...

Beautiful, I'm sure Mia will love it.

Your quilting is great. This is a pattern that I hope to try one day.

Julie said...

So cute! It looks great and that's one lucky baby!

Kelly Young said...

beautiful kaleidoscope!! Those can really be a pain if cutting is off (I speak from experience too!) Bravo to you for finishing it after that setback!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

audrey said...

That binding is delicious! Love it!

Deborah said...

fantastic, and well done for sorting out the mess and getting it finished :-)

heart of charnwood said...

Wow, i love the pattern, the fabrics and the quilting, it's just gorgeous- i want to be the newest addition to your family!!!

trish said...

Congratulations on your second finish. Your quilt is gorgeous!

snips said...

Gorgeous! Glad you were able to save it!

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