Monday, May 9, 2011

Another Kaleidoscope quilt!

I have Elaine Adair to thank for an addiction to this great ruler that makes this pattern so fun and easy. I no longer know how many quilts I have made from this pattern. It never gets old as each is unique.
I love the optical illusion it creates. It almost makes me feel I have had one Margarita too many!
 The ruler is called a "45 degree Kaleidoscope Wedge Ruler" by Marilyn Doheny.
http://www.dohenybooks.com/

 My goal is to have this done by June 13th. I want to give this to my great son-in-law, Kevin. He looks so nice in green and I thought I might as well make him a green quilt for his birthday!
 Decisions, decisions! Four fabrics or five fabrics. I opted for the four fabric design and will put the sample block on the back  al'a Bonnie Hunter style!
I thought I should add a picture of the ruler. Such a great tool for this gadget girl.
At least this is one gadget I do use!
 I am still working on the "Different Box of Crayons" quilt. I have three more borders to add and the quilt is now too big for me to machine quilt even without the borders added. I have to work on multiple items. I wish I could clone me and work on everything at once!
 Even Hubby likes the way the design flows out from the center. I can only say "wow" I made this and I love this quilt! Grand daughter AnnaMarie will love this I am sure!
I guess you cannot see much of anything of the Oriental quilt in this picture. I was just beginning to add the binding. I accordion fold my binding and lay it on the machine bed. It stays straight and helps the process. It took 4 of us at guild to hold the quilt up. I wish I had a picture of that so you could see more. When I give this to Laura I will be sure to get a good photo.

9 comments:

Pam said...

I love seeing your kaledescope quilt. I am working on two of them right now. They are simpler than yours-just using three fabrics and not making the strata. One is green, black and white which is why yours caught my eye initially.
You are so productive-just love your quilts.

Janet O. said...

Thanks for the tip on the ruler. That will go on my wishlist. I love both of the quilts you pictured. Nice work!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Your crayons quilt would look good if you just quilted it and the put either red or green binding on...unless of course you're shooting for king-size.

Ellen said...

Both quilts look wonderful!

Gari said...

I love hyou Kaleidoscope. I have that ruler: I need to use it, don't I.

regan said...

Your quilts are wonderful....I really like the design continuing out from the center on the crayons quilt....it sizzles!

Can't wait to see the pics of the oriental quilt!

Elaine Adair said...

My comment of yesterday did not "go" -- I sure do love this version of the K quilt. You are a prolific quilter - and all of the lovely!

Kim said...

Oh lovely......I wish you could come organize my sewing space..:0).
Have you ever thought of doing a tutorial on how you have done your sewing room? I wish you would.

Beautiful quilts as always......you do such lovely work.

Happy Sewing

Janet O. said...

Had to drop another comment to let you know that I got my kaleidoscope ruler in the mail yesterday. I have admired this pattern for years, but didn't know it could be this easy. It looks so complex. I can't wait to play with it, but I have a few other projects that need my attention NOW. When I need a break from those I will give it a try.