Friday, October 8, 2010

Summer Breeze - Kaleidoscope Quilt

While I was in Tuscany, the Herring Run Quilt Guild of which I am a member had a wonderful show. What with preparations for my trip, I barely had this quilt finished in time. This paper pieced kaleidoscope quilt was from the March/April 2008 issue of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting, and it took me about a year and a half to complete the eighty blocks.

I belong to a group which meets once a month for the weekend at a local hotel. We set up our machines and supplies and then come and go as we wish returning to our homes each night. During the course of the weekend, there is usually a visit or two to local quilt shops.  It's a fantastic arrangement. Anyway, I'm sure those ladies never thought I would get this done as it was all I ever worked on, and truth to tell, I'm not the world's fastest paper piecer. I liked having this project though as I always knew what I would be working on and would just pick up the project box and be off.

I'll try to post a better photo soon which shows the borders. It is a large quilt and my friend's arms were not long enough to hold it up and out straight!

1 comment: