Another project for little punks room is done! I can’ t tell you how much I love this quilt... I actually took the time with this one to plan the fabrics and where they would be positioned. I love scrappy quilts, but my organized mind also thrives on uniformity and direction. As you can see in the quilt, I arranged the kaleidoscopes so they would fall in a diagonal line by color. I love that!
Also, for each kaleidoscope, I used the fabric opposite each other. Each large triangle has a corresponding small triangle right across from it. Ahhh, it pleases my eye!
For the backing, I choose a super soft flannel check and the binding matches the EURO SHAMS I made a little earlier.
I used THIS tutorial from Don’t call me Betsy. It’s actually an awesome step-by-step quilt-a-long!
As I was making the top, I started to see all types of shapes in the quilt that I had never seen before! Large circles… and see how the white is also making a star!
X’s are also prevalent… You can actually use the fabrics in a certain color scheme that will make these x’s stand out more like this one HERE.
And of course, the kaleidoscope shape. This is what I chose to emphasize with my design and fabric choices. Check out the flickr pool of all the quilts made using this tutorial…there is some awesomeness in there!
I get all my quilts quilted by The Backporch Quilters. They do an awesome job and are very easy to work with. You just ship them the top, batting and backing and they send it back to you all quilted! You can even send them the binding material and they will bind it for you too!
It’s now laying at the foot of little punk’s bed…ready for some use!
Have you dabbled in quilts yet?
They are such a rewarding project to complete! I have my eye on a few other patterns I’d like to try this year, so you may be seeing a few more pop up on the blog…
Oh, and Project Run and Play started today! This week's theme is a spin on the Junebug Dress by Craftiness is Not Optional! Voting starts on Friday, so make sure to come back to see my creation :)