At the beginning of this quilt-a-long I was sure I would be the first to finish for the simple reason that I was so excited to do it. That did not happen. But I love this quilt so much even though it was not without its moments. And the fact that I finished so much later than was scheduled kinda irks me, though, I'm not sure why because I think that the finished product is so worth it! Plus, it made me a better quilter, I think.
So, many thanks to Elizabeth for all of her hard work in putting this together, hosting and allowing us to join the fun. I learned quite a few things with this quilt. Knowledge I hope to put to use in the near future when I attempt my second quilt that will not be made entirely with straight, squared lines.
I went from this:
|Chain piecing the corners|
|Basting the layers with new curved pins!|
and finally, to this:
|Finished Quilt front|
|Finished Quilt Back|
I love the way the quilting came out! I must admit that I totally copied another Kaleidoscope quilt that was done by Katie of Katies Korner. (I hope you don't mind, Katie!) All in all, I'm so glad that I gathered the gumption to finish this before I set it aside and let it sit!
Linking to Fabric Tuesday over at QuiltStory! Pop over and take a look at all the inspiration there.
By the way, the fabrics I used are Central Park by Kate Spain for the main pieces as well as the backing, Kona White for the contrast and Sweetwater for the binding.
Thanks for looking,