Friday, October 26, 2012

Yay, Its the Bloggers Quilt Festival

When the Festival rolls around I usually only have one or two quilts to choose from. 

Today I will show you my Kaleidoscope Quilt.  

I started out making this quilt for our family room, 
 but once I got sewing it together I realized it was really meant to be for my youngest daughter. 
I love when that happens, or even when one quilt sparks inspiration for another. 

I've always loved the kaleidoscope block and all of its many variations
and it was perfect for showing off the large scale prints of Kate Spain's Fandango line. 

quilting close-up
This is the most I've ever quilted a quilt and it was done on my home machine.
 I was really, really glad when it was done and about half 
way through I was wondering what I was ever thinking. 

pieced back
You can see the quilting design better here from the backside.

 I love this quilt. 
I love the fabrics, the colors, the pattern 
and it's special to both my daughter and me. 

Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Name - Samantha's Kaleidoscope
Finished Size  - 50.5" X 67.5"
Pieced and Quilted by - me
Best Category - throw quilt and home machine quilted

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of the Quilt Festival!

--- Wendi  


  1. This is lovely - it definitely shows off the fabrics to great effect. The quilting is beautiful as well.

  2. You're right the pattern is perfect for that collection. I want to make a kaleidoscope quilt one day, there's so many things on the list to try!

  3. It's a lovely quilt. I know what you mean about wondering halfway through what possesed you to quilt so closely! In this case, I think it was worth it. The quilting is just right for this quilt.

  4. Your quilting is beautiful! Gorgeous fabrics, too.

  5. I love the quilting on this! It really brings out the block design.

  6. Beautiful quilt! I love the chocolate brown background color and your quilting is wonderful!

  7. I love how you quilted this, it sets the blocks off so well. This pattern shows off the fabrics so well. I can see why you love it.

  8. Beautiful quilt! I love your choice of fabrics and your quilting is wonderful!

  9. Your fabrics are perfect and the dark brown makes everything else pop. Great quilting too.

  10. So pretty! great colors and I love the quilting

  11. It is a beautiful quilt!. Well done!.

  12. I love the whole thing, but the quilting is amazing. I can't quite get up the courage do go beyond my meandering and straight line quilting on my home machine. Was it as bad as I think it's going to be?

  13. Beautiful!!! I especially love the quilting. Your perseverance definitely paid off big time-- the end results are just fabulous. Your daughter is going to treasure this one for a long time to come!

  14. Love your quilt and the quilting was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love your color choice, especially the brown background!

  16. It's lovely and beautifully quilted, too. And I just love the back.

  17. Lovely quilt. I have this pattern on my to-do list!

  18. I love the fabrics you chose for this. Really lovely quilt!

  19. I love the bright prints on the brown. Beautiful work!