Kaleidoscope Quilt

I finished one of my WIPs! I started cutting out this quilt months ago! Every once and a while I would pull the pieces out again and sew the next step. You see I have a love hate relationship with it. I wish I had picked a different solid or maybe it was just not me. I just wasn’t feeling this quilt.  I had shown my Mom the fabrics and she said “this is more me than you” I kinda shrugged what she said off and kept sewing. Well the more I did the more I realized that this quilt was really just meant for my Mom.

I then decided to make this for her and finish it for Mothers day. I found that my attitude about getting this quilt done totally changed because I knew she would love it. Well my Mom was having some health problems so I decided to just finish it now! the blocks were all ready so Lorelei (my 4 year old daughter) helped me lay it out (some prints are too close for my liking but it makes it a little more special, right?!) I sewed all the blocks together. Then quilted it in dark pink! My mom loves pink. I was just waiting for my binding fabric to show up. Then she breaks her femur bone at her hip. Not cool at all! She was in the hospital starting on Thursday (March 14th) my binding material arrived the Friday!!! (the day she had hip surgery to replace that ball part of her femur bone) So I bound the whole quilt on Saturday, my thumb hurt by the end of the day! We delivered it to her on Sunday to hopefully raise her spirits and keep her warmer. She was so surprised and even cried a little. She hadn’t expected this quilt and I hadn’t mentioned to her that I had been working on it. She is now home and recovering. Thank goodness!

I used the QAL Kaleidoscope pattern found on Don't call me Betsy. The fabric is mostly from Joel Dewberry Heirloom plus a few other collections. Solid is Kona in Sky and Binding is Sketch in Lipstick.

linking to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts

13 comments:

Little Creatable said...
March 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I love this. So when will you be ready to do a quilt swap with me???

Lisa in Port Hope said...
March 22, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Beautiful quilt and beautiful story. I love the use of the light blue solid to complement the warm centres.

Laura said...
March 22, 2013 at 2:58 AM

That is a lovely quilt and hopefully a well needed uplift for you mum, I hope she gets better soon!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...
March 22, 2013 at 4:36 AM

What a gorgeous quilt. I really like the Kona Sky as a background (I'm feeling very no-more-Snow-for-me.) Sending good wishes for your mom's speedy healing.

Alison said...
March 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Absolutely beautiful! :)

Kira said...
March 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM

I am so loving your quilt!!! Colors are delish and the blocks are perfect!

factotum-of-arts.com said...
March 22, 2013 at 2:02 PM

I love this, what great colors.

Ellie said...
March 22, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Mmmm. This just made me ready for summer. Those colors are so warm!

Cathy said...
March 22, 2013 at 9:14 PM

What a lovely quilt! I hope your mom is doing well!

Jen said...
March 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM

This is very pretty!

Snowcatcher said...
March 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM

The quilt is lovely, but how it made your mom feel is even better. What a treasure, and perfect timing, too!

Elizabeth Dackson said...
March 31, 2013 at 6:57 AM

It looks so beautiful!!! And the pink binding is a perfect touch, love it :)

QuarterMileQuilts said...
January 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

So gorgeous! Well done!

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