Blue Collar Work
80 x 88
I used a kaleidoscope ruler to cut pieces. I've made several different kaleidoscope quilts. For this one I used men's shirts from the thrift store combined with several gray shades of Kona cottons.
I love kaleidoscope quilts. So many patterns appear.
Sometimes I can see a "normal" kaleidoscope block, other times I see Rocky Road to Kansas, and still other times I see a four point "star" formed with gray points.
As you can see I quilted it (without marking) with navy perle #8 that I had on hand. I had just a little bit of thread left over when I finished the quilting. My goal was to finish it this month and I thought I wouldn't make it. When I had only two horizontal rows of quilting left to do we had a four day extreme heat wave and I don't have air conditioning so I had to quit hand quilting and take up some embroidery to work on at night before bed instead. Then the rains came along with tornado warnings. The last couple of days we had some relatively cooler temps and it has been too wet to work in the gardens so I managed to get the quilt finished.
I used navy blue cotton gingham on the back. It was a big piece I found all wrinkled and unloved at the thrift store. Well, I love gingham so it came home with me.
I haven't washed it yet but it's already soft and crinkly.
Looks like I started this in October 2014 so I'm glad I can cross this UFO off the list now.
for Q2 Finish-Along
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