Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Put on your sunglasses!

The kaleidoscope top is complete and my goodness, is it ever bright!

I so did NOT want the border to be purple... I tried my best to make it green, brown, or teal. But purple was the most outstanding choice no matter what else I tried to force. There is a 2" strip from a new Jinny Beyer line (Sophia, I think), a 1" strip of the original fabric (Alexander Henry "Kebede"), and another 3" finished of the same purple. Finished size is 60" x 72".

My kaleidoscope class is getting together this Saturday to show our finished products off to a new crop of OBW students... I have a hunch that mine will be the wildest.

Still no clever name... any suggestions?


  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love that you added a narrow border of the original fabric. I think it's always fun to see where all of these fun kaleidoscopes came from?
    The purple border looks great. I'm not good at names..but Gypsy Caravan popped into my mind when I saw the close up pic. :)

  2. I think it turned out soooo awesome! I know it was alot of work but you definitely achieved the "kaleidoscope".I forgot to stay after class to see it in person:(

  3. It's beautiful, great job. I would call it whirling dervish, it seems to move on it's own.

  4. Reminds me of a Van Gogh painting. Starry Night. Beautiful!

  5. Love it Shelley, you have done a fabulous job. The purple borders are fantastic. For some reason In the Groove came to mind, but I like Pattie's Whirling Dervish. xo

  6. Wow, gorgeous, over-the-top wonderful! I can see how it might fight off anything but the purple. Sometimes you have to let the fabric tell you what it wants.

  7. Love it. The purple was totally the right choice. I like Pattie's 'Whirling Dervish' too.


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