Kaleidoscopes and Curves

My latest kaleidoscope quilt is back from the longarm quilter! While it was still on Sherry’s frame on Monday, she sent me a couple of sneak peeks:

I knew then I’d made the right choice with the quilting motif: “Bordeaux” by Urban Elementz. The motif features spirals and swirls that work really well with the design of the quilt and the leaf print.

The quilt isn’t trimmed yet but I couldn’t wait to show you more of the quilting:

Here’s a shot of the center:

Even though the quilt pieces are all angular, there’s a suggestion of roundness because of the way the blocks are set. I wanted the quilt motif to have a roundness to it as well. I was also looking for another element to suggest the shape of leaves like the ones in the black print. Perhaps you can see this better in the close-up of the center area:

Once the quilt has been trimmed, I’ll post a few more pictures and show you the simple pieced backing. This six-year-old UFO is very close to becoming a completed quilt!

Oh, and here’s an update on the migration front. The not-so-good news is that the migration of my website/blog to a new server is not yet complete. The better news is that readers can once again leave comments. So feel free to comment on this post or even the last couple of posts when comments were blocked.

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10 Responses to Kaleidoscopes and Curves

  1. Vickie Rooks says:

    The quilting is a great complement to the quilt, the fabric and the design of the blocks. What are you thinking of for binding?

    • Dawn says:

      I’m going to bind it in the same black leaf print I used for the border because I want the focus to be on the kaleidoscope in the center of the quilt. If I had more of the red fabric, though, I would be very tempted to add a narrow flange between the border and the binding.

  2. Peggy Kelly says:

    So pretty! Love this one!

  3. Sandy says:

    Aren’t you happy that you finished it? It’s beautiful. I can’t wait to see the whole quilt.

  4. Diane says:

    So happy another UFO is complete, but I feel compelled to ask how many still remain??

  5. Brenda K West says:

    Beautiful quilt. I am receiving your blog posts and look forward to seeing them in my inbox.

  6. Lisa says:

    I’m getting the notifications and I’m thrilled to see every post!

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