Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Rainbow of Kaleidoscopes - It's a Top


A Rainbow of Kaleidoscopes
80 x 80

I made 100 of  these 8 inch blocks out of 2.5 inch scraps last year as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. 

I love making quilt blocks but sewing them together into a top is not one of my favorite things to do especially when you can't figure out how they should be sewn together. But the dirty deed is done. (Earworm warning - dirty deeds, done dirt cheap).   Now I just have to figure out what to use for a backing and how to quilt it.  Since it's a bed quilt the backing doesn't have to be anything fancy since I rarely look at the backside of a quilt when I'm in bed snoring. And  I'll probably FMQ some circles after I learn the ABCs of FMQ on my new DSM.  Stay tuned. 

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22 comments:

gayle said...

You've got a Hot and Cold thing going on there. (Hot and Cold Running Rainbows?) I love it. Especially because it's kaleidoscopes!
(I can't think of any acronyms to toss back at ya. Gimme a day or so...)

Joanne said...

Your top is stunning. Good for you for sticking with it and getting all those blocks made. I love it. Joanne

swooze said...

Very nice

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love all those happy colors! I haven't sewn a kaleidoscope quilt yet. Maybe one day. Thanks for sharing yours with Oh Scrap!

Julianne said...

Love it, it's so bright and happy!

Teje said...

Hi Cathy! Your quilt is gorgeus! Wow all those rainbow colours and the block is beautiful! x Teje

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love seeing what people have done with previous RSC blocks! I can see that it will be hard to settle on a layout after the blocks are all finished. Your kaleidoscopes are sure pretty!

Maartje Quilt said...

Love the blocks and love the top with all that colors. Hope you find a nice fabric for the back. Love to come back to admire your quiltng and your quilt!!
Have a nice week.

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful and doesn't it look stunning hanging on the line like a stained glass window!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

WOW! This is fantastic and a beautiful reminder what we can make one block at a time with scraps!

Cathy said...

OMG! I love it! I just really love bright colors. All the colors, together. You've got bright, happy and scrappy down to a science!

Ann said...

Wow. Another lovely way to make a kaleidoscope. You're so prolific. Congratulations on a stunning finished top.

Vic in NH said...

Another bright winner to celebrate; good job!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful delicious glorious scrappy goodness --- Wowsers!!!!!

Sally T said...

So beautiful. Those blues are wonderful. But not caring about the back of a quilt suggests that someone is very good about making the bed!

Preeti Harris said...

So much color, so much beauty and richness in just one quilt top??? I am jealous that you will be enjoying this one. But I completely understand. I would not part with it for anything. I am going to pin this one for future inspiration!!!
Hugs,
Preeti.
http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

Monica said...

I do love these rainbow quilts, and a rainbow of kaleidoscopes is even better! Great finish, Cathy. It must feel good to have it done!

Peggyinno said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love seeing RSC blocks come together in a quilt top. I joined the challenge this year and this really inspires me to keep going!

DonnaleeQ said...

Your quilt is really wonderful. I love the color combos. Great work.

em's scrapbag said...

I love how your arranged the blocks. What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for linking up.

Kaja said...

This one's a stunner.

Nicky said...

I think I'd rather put all the blocks together! Maybe we should team up!? Haha! Beautiful quilt - now get it quilted and enjoy! Thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday