Friday, March 20, 2015

Kaleidoscopes !!!


Kaleidoscopes
80 x 92

Made from lots of scraps and crumbs.

Each 12 inch block is made up of wedges (cut with a kaleidoscope ruler) made up of six 1.5 inch strips...


...and the corners and borders are made of crumbs.  For the binding I used binding leftover from other projects. 


I ended up quilting each kaleidoscope block with some wobbly circles...they weren't really supposed to be wobbly at first...but my hands are sometimes shaky and my eyes sometimes don't see well so I said the heck with it and went where the quilting, shaky hands and bad eyesight took me.  After all, this was made from SCRAPS. 


Where the corners of the blocks meet and in the crumby border I quilted some squares, rectangles and wobbly squares and rectangles. 

...

The quilt is a result of  last years Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 


Each month last year I made a block in the RSC color of the month, color of the month plus its complement and color of the month plus the previous month.   That way I figured a color-challenged person like me couldn't go wrong. 

From the start I had always intended to add a crumb border since I used crumbs for the kaleidoscope corners but I wavered back and forth on it several times.  I thought it might look like little kaleidoscope pieces before they form a design...and I guess they do. 



This was truly a Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 


It's not perfect but its all mine and it makes me smile.  
(It made my husband smile too...or was that a laugh?)
Anyway...I'll give it two smiles. 



The back. 
The end. 

Linking up today to:

so at the end of the month I will link up to 

And, also at the end of the month I'll link up to 

31 comments:

Dasha said...

Wow Cathy! That is awesome. A true riot of colour, and just lovely. Well done.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

This is a "wow" quilt. So many colors and so vibrant and exciting. I love it. It looks like an art piece. The quilting looks great too. The quilt does make one smile. You did great.

diane said...

Enjoy that quilt so much with its fun bright colors. It made me smile at first glance so know it's a happy quilt!! How awesome to snuggle with.

TakeMeThereTotes said...

It is just wonderful. Lots of color. Lots of whimsy. Lots of fun. Definitely cleared out a bunch of scraps. Love the wonky quilting. and, as you say, IT'S DONE!
Enjoy that one for many years!

Ramona said...

Your quilt sure makes me smile, too! It is gorgeous.

Toni Macomb said...

I love it! Visually stunning! Great Job Cathy! Thanks for your help on my beginning a scrap kaleidoscope.

Julierose said...

I love your idea about RSC using colors before and complements also...this is an amazing work. I am just starting to collects RSC blocks this year --hopefully I'll have some beautiful finishes like yours...your eyes may be challenged but your color sense is not! Hugs, Julierose

Debra said...

Oh Cathy!! It's gorgeous! I loved the blocks as you put them together during the RSC - but seeing them together is just wonderful! You did a great job and I love your quilting. Another example of the quilt dictating the quilting on it! I give it two smiles and two thumbs up!

sophie said...

Count one more smile from me. It's a riot of color--so great. And the quilting is just perfect.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Another WOW quilt! And you are so NOT color challenged... not one teeny tiny bit. I love this quilt.

Monica said...

How crow, Cathy, what a fantastic quilt! I totally love it -- great finish!

Julianne said...

OMG! I cannot express to you how much I love this quilt! It is so ME! Its absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of my Scraplicious Deliciousness Spider Web that I finished last year...I sleep with it every night, love that quilt...

http://quiltingwithcalicos.blogspot.com/2014/10/its-done-yay-bonnie-hunter-spider-web.html

Great finish! Love it!

audrey said...

Definitely a two smile quilt!:)

Barbara said...

I love your quilt, it´s so great!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy S. said...

Truly gorgeous! I LOVE the quilting. The crumb border is soooo fitting. Congrats on a great finish.

Marei said...

How fun to see this finished. It's bright and beautiful! Color challenged? I think not.

Cathy Kizerian said...

How fun to see this quilt finished after watching it come together over the past year+. It is exciting and fresh!

Kaja said...

Wow - I love this.

Sooli said...

I love your scrappy quilt, its bursting with colour! I've been making some string blocks and also some crumb blocks but I love the idea of making a whole border out of crumbs and the kaleidoscope block is a brilliant way to use strings.

Lynn White said...

Wow, what a great use of scraps! Now I really have something to aspire to. Thanks for showing us such a wonderful quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is unbelievably utterly over-the-moon fantastic . . . there are not enough adjectives to share how much I love this quilt!

Ann said...

What a great method to choosing the colors! The border looks so good, too. I would never have thought of this. Thanks for sharing such a happy quilt.

Kris said...

Wow you don't mess around when it comes to scraps. I love that you did all those crumb piecing in corners and borders. So so lovely!

Quilter Kathy said...

OMG.... I think this is my favorite scrap quilt of all time! I LOVE it! So happy and dynamic... and fearless!
You rock!

Anonymous said...

I came to your site from Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I love your quilt, both front and back. It' so colorful. Makes me want to start collecting more color for my quilts. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Jan said...

I love all the color, makes me smile when I see them.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us...

Jan

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Definitely the kind of quilt you want to wrap up in. So graphic and full of color it just makes you smile!

A Nudge said...

Wow is that ever gorgeous! It's hard to believe it's made with scraps and crumbs. So colorful. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. Now I wonder what you'll show this week?

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

So stunning!

nancy b. said...

Saw your link by way of Julie's Binding Blitz and am so glad I came to look...beautifully done! Will take some time to look around your blog, thanks for posting this.

Julianne said...

This is the most beautiful quilt ever! I love it!