Saturday, August 20, 2011

Kaleidoscope quilt top done and army fatigues cut up ready to sew....almost

Still don't have much time to sew but I did manage to get some sewing in today. It was raining in the morning an I was thrilled!! That meant I could go in the sewing room. I really needed to destress a bit. Work has been absolutely crazy and I'm on a new medicine that makes me want to jump out of my skin. I really really needed to sew, and I did!! I finished the quilt top for the Kaleidoscope QAL. I'm pretty pleased with it. I sewed every little pit and piece together I could for the back, but still not enough for the full back. I don't why, but putting white on the back of a quilt just seems wrong to me. Someone please talk me out of this craziness! White is really the only option I have for the remaining areas of the back. I think it's going to be a while before it gets quilted though. I am in the mood for some piecing!!
We dropped off daughter number 4 at college on Thursday. I was able to get all but two of the army fatigues deconstructed for my nieces quilt. I've got two patterns in mind. Bonnie Hunters Smith Mountain Morning, I want to make this quilt so badly. I'm thinking the blue can be the woodland camouflage and brown can be the other. With the muslin being the dark brown fabric. I'm just not sure I have enough of the lighter camouflage to make this one.
The second option iscalled Newport Beach by Judy Martin. Another quilt that is on my must make list. I was thinking the squares would be the woodland camo, the shadow of the square the ligher and off whic color in the background. I also have a bag of patches to add to the blocks/borders etc. Soooo... which one? I know I have enough of both types of camouflage for the Judy Martin quilt. Oh so tough to choose. I'm linking up with


  1. Oooooh ahhhhhh! So pretty, that kaleidoscope!!

  2. Love your quilt! I've made quilts from army uniforms before matter what design you choose, they will turn out special! Hope the effects from your medicine calm down soon!


  3. The kaleidoscope quilt looks great.

  4. I am looking forward to seeing he army fatigues quilt and what pattern you decide on.

  5. Love that kaleidoscope quilt. What about a white-on-white print to fill in the back? Or a very tiny print in color on white.... Anyway, whoop whoop!!!

  6. I love what you did with that Kaliedoscope! The border complements the design very well!


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