My favorite phone calls are those from my quilter letting me know one of my quilts is ready to be picked up :)
I got one such call last night, and rushed right over to see what she had for me. This time it was my kaleidoscope quilt, which I made during Don't Call Me Betsy's quilt along last year. I'd thought of the type of quilting I'd like for it and even drawn her a little picture to reference. It turned out SO GOOD!!!!!!! It isn't even bound yet, but I just couldn't resist taking some pics - check it out!!
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how many pictures you'll have to scroll through. I'm completely enamored with this quilt and I just can't stop looking at it.
The background is Kona Ash, and all of the prints are a rainbow of Oval Elements from Art Gallery Fabrics. Take a look at these quilting close-ups:
I absolutely love how the pebbles are all different shapes and sizes. I'm so used to seeing pebbling that is mostly circular, and maybe different sizes, but I think the varied, odd shapes really add something here. Inside the kaleidoscopes she quilted some free-form diamond shapes.
The back is really cool, too:
The aqua fabric is a paisley print from Half Moon Modern, but you lose it a bit in the quilting. The three strips were random pulls from my stash to make the backing wide enough. I really like the whole thing. I'm actually thinking this may be the first quilt I try to hang in my house. I can't wait to get it bound! The angles are obtuse enough that I think I might be able to get away with not mitering corners. That is- if I use bias binding. Hate making bias binding, but it'll be worth it in the end.
Thanks for stopping by! Have any of you finished something awesome lately? Leave a link in your comment so I can check it out!!