Monday, February 21, 2011

Innocent Crush - kaleidoscope quilt

My kaleidoscope quilt is finished!  I can't believe this is already my second finished quilt of 2011.
It was awfully cold out, but my sweet husband helped me grab a couple shots of it outside this afternoon.
I started with a fat quarter set and did not have quite enough to make it as large as I wanted it to be.  Though I rarely add more than one border, I added three to make the quilt larger.  I'm happy I did, I think it calms down and evens out the busy pattern.
I pieced the back in a couple coordinating solids paired with some small pinwheel blocks framed in gray.  I was glad that I could use some of the scraps on the backing.
The binding is another print from Innocent Crush.  As always, I use 2.75" strips, and then machine sew it to the front and then handsew it to the back.

quilt stats
fabric - Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner, Kona cotton in ash, egglant and navy
pattern - traditional kaleidoscope in a two block style
size - approx. 65" x 73"
quilting - machine quilted by me
As much as I want to keep it, this is a gift for a family member.  It'll be hard to give away, but I know she'll love it.

xo, Angela

Previous posts on the making of this quilt:

A later post about who I gave the quilt to:

57 comments:

  1. Awesome job!! I LOVE the backing! Such a great idea!

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  2. this is just gorgeous and good call on the three borders. they look perfect.

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  3. Just stunning!!! I love the way you pieced the back!

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  4. Oh. WOW.

    Amazing job. My favorite part? That eggplant backing. Totally makes the quilt! The piecing looks fantastic, and although I'm not typically drawn to those colors, I love every single thing about how they work together with the ash in this quilt. Perfection.

    I'd have a hard time parting with this one, but you can know beyond a doubt that the lucky recipient will be thrilled!!!!

    Congrats on a BIG finish! :) Always feels so good to get a big quilt done.

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  5. its absolutely gorgeous, front and back! i love love love it!! and congrats on your second finish of the year already!! :)

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  6. What an amazing quilt -- It is beautiful!

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  7. It's fabulous!! Congratulations! I have yet to cut into my fat quarters but think that I finally have a plan. Maybe soon!

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  8. This turned out gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love all the special additions! Now I really have to add Kaleidoscope to my to-do list!

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  9. What a beautiful quilt! Lovely colours, beautifully made and quilted and I love the borders and pieced backing. No wonder you want to keep it - you MUST!

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  10. That's stunning. I don't think I could part with it. I love her prints.

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  11. I am totally in love with the idea of a piece back this way. Look forward to getting it in the mail!!! O... sorry... dreaming hehe :) Really tho, beautiful and inspiring!

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  12. She sure will love it! Great quilt.

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  13. It is beautiful, I love the pattern. The fabrics with the gray background look great.

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  14. It is absolutely gorgeous! The borders and the backing.... aaaaahhh! you have such great sense of style and taste. :) I'm sure your family member will love it just as much as you do!

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  15. REally gorgeous. Even the back is spectacular! You are right, the borders do calm it down and give your eyes a place to rest. I don't usually do borders either, but I love these.

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  16. I love this quilt! I have to admit that I haven't been a fan of innocent crush, but this quilt is changing my mind.

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  17. So pretty!! I love the triple border and the back!!

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  18. What a great job Angela. This is on my list of fabrics to make with a quilt. After I do my bohiemian quilt I will definatly send my extras your way :)

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  19. Love it! I like wide borders and your quilt is no exception!! The back is ADORABLE!

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  20. This is fabulous! I really love the purple/raisin color for the back :)

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  21. it is beautiful. wish i had the time and courage to make a quilt.

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  22. Absolutely spectacular! Lucky recipient indeed!

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  23. Oh Angela it's beautiful! I think the 3 borders really does frame it beautifully and I love how you've incorporated the Innocent Crush fabrics back into the border too. It makes me think I do need to get on with working on my quilt soon... That's one special present!

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  24. Just gorgeous - thank you for sharing!

    Christine xo

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  25. this is gorgeous. you should be so proud.

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  26. I love it! I love the pics. I'm so gald I go to see the whole thing.

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  27. This is a gorgeous quilt! Very nicely done!

    Jennifer :)

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  28. So beautiful!! I wouldn't want to give it away either. :)

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  29. Beautiful! I especially love the back and binding!

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  30. Yep! Love it I knew I was going to. I love the back too. Usually the back of a quilt is like..eh...but yours is awesome. Love that eggplant. =)
    I am so impressed with your talent. Probably b/c I am so not. Haha. Looking forward to resuming our weekly hang-outs...I am in need of someone to talk to. Nothing is going wrong...just have lots of stories to tell. =)

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  31. Such a beautiful quilt! I love the pattern too, it would work with so many different fabrics. Great job!

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  32. Has the word 'stunning' been used enough for this quilt? Hope not. Because it is a STUNNER!!

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  33. Beautiful! When I first saw Innocent Crush I thought I wouldn't like it for quilting (too busy), but this has definitely changed my mind!

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  34. It's simply gorgeous! Where did you get the pattern?

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  35. i wish i was your family member! beautiful quilt! i have to be honest i wasn't in love with innocent crush when it debuted... i have a serious addiction to it now!

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  36. two quilts finished and there is still some February left! You go, girl!!
    Very pretty...it's always nice to give something you love to someone you love...

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  37. Wow! Really beautiful -- front and back!

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  38. Love this quilt! I also love the back. Do you mind if I make a table runner like the back of your quilt? I have a wedding present to make and have been looking and looking for a design that would be fresh and new and great for a table runner. I think I found it. :) Thanks Angela!

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  39. This is a really inspiring quilt! You must be so pleased with it. I have a little stash of Innocent Crush, just waiting for some inspiration. You've sure given me some. I have stumbled across your blog via Flickr, and I'm so pleased I did. It is lovely!

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  40. Beautiful! Your friend will love it! It's stunning! and..I'm taking notes..binding: 2.75" strips :)

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  41. Wow! it's beautiful! And your second one of the year! Love anna maria!

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  42. Gorgeous! I am so excited to see some projects being made with Innocent Crush . . . I've been paralyzed by options! I am reminded to get moving on my own new AMH project. Thank you!

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  43. Great back. The colors match perfectly!

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  44. oh, it's beautiful. I love the backing, too.

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  45. This is a really stunning quilt. I didn't like Innocent Crush until I saw your quilt. You make a truly beautiful quilt.

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  46. this is incredible! would you mind sharing where you got the pattern that you used?

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  47. I love this quilt. It's wonderfully traditional with fabulous fabric. I also would be interested in where you got your templates. I've tried tracking down a good one since seeing your quilt, but haven't been super successful. Also I was wondering the finished size of your blocks. Great work!

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  48. Hi, Just found your beautiful quilt through pinterest. I really love the layout of this Kaleidoscope quilt. It's the type of layout I would like to try. Just wondering, when you were piecing your blocks, did you pick your prints out fairly randomly?

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