ROY G BIV Kaleidoscope
80 x 80
Last year I made 8 inch kaleidoscope blocks from scraps as one of my projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. All 100 of the blocks came from the 2.5 inch scrap box. I used solids for the corners of the blocks.
I arranged and rearranged the blocks on the floor and couldn't come up with a good arrangement. I finally settled on arranging them clockwise starting at bottom left in rainbow color order. I left the brown and black blocks on the outside edges.
I quilted it on my DSM, Little Bro, with some spirals. I used a variegated gray, pastel blue, pastel pink thread on top and a dark gray thread in the bobbin. It's what I had on hand.
Since I used solids for the kaleidoscope corners I decided to use it for the binding also in all colors of the rainbow. And I originally was going to use muslin for the backing but went with a more colorful option instead.
Since this quilt was from the scrap box I'm linking up to
This finish was also my goal #4
for the Q2 Finish-A-Long
And, as for butterflies...
Butterfly Garden is still in my hoop.
I have the hand quilting on three of the lengthwise sashings completed. You can't see it very well but I know the quilting is there and it's giving the quilt a nice overall texture.
I'm quilting leaves and flowers. I'm using these stencils and marking with mechanical pencil. I'm using Lizbeth size 20 (100% Egyptian cotton) threads in a variety of colors.
This is my slow stitching I'm slowly stitching a little bit each evening.
Linking up with other stitchers this dreary Sunday for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.
Now, did you know that a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope?
I found that out last year.
To celebrate butterflies (real or in fabric) and kaleidoscopes Ann of Fret Not Yourself and I host a monthly linky party.
I thought it was too early in the year to see butterflies around here but I saw a Silver-Spotted Skipper while I was out weeding the strawberry patch. I knew it was a skipper but wasn't sure of the exact name. I identified it from pics in the gallery at the BAMONA (Butterflies and Moths of North America) site. I hope to get the grandkids to help me take pics and catalog the butterflies we see this summer.