Sunday, September 06, 2009

Kaleidoscope for Luca


Luca is my a nephew, and will be 1 1/2 years old when he gets this. On the left is my focus fabric, and I pulled the colors to make another Kaleidoscope Quilt. Each block will have the same colors, but in different order - that will be interesting. As is often the case, the focus fabric may not be usable on the front as a border -- I'll have to wait and see -- but will be perfect on the back.

How could any block have more color? This should keep him active! LOL
FYI - Any time one uses 5, or 7, or 9 fabrics (an odd number) the middle fabric (red/orange strip) will almost make a circle in the block, and or become very prominent. However, one can cut blocks for several wedges and mix up the wedges to add more variety.

19 comments:

Susan said...

Very cute! This looks just like what the child development folks say stimulates toddler's growing minds -- "quilts to keep kids up all night"!

SubeeSews said...

Love, love, love that ruler I bought! I have all these quilts bursting out of my head and wanting to sew. But there is only one of me.
I have heard that babies love black/white fabrics.
XOXOOSubee

paula, the quilter said...

You sew girl! How's the knee? I love the brightness and stimulation of that quilt and I'm sure Luca will too.

carol fun said...

this is going to be a great quilt!! i love your choice of colors - i think i may have to find my kaleidescope play with this idea --

carol fun

Shasta said...

That is a beautiful combination of colors. Bright and cheerful.

Joyce said...

Nice! He's going to love it.

Sharon said...

Very happy and cheerful - just right for an active little boy. Your fabric choices are just right.

StitchinByTheLake said...

He's going to love this Elaine - those colors just speak to a little boy! blessings, marlene

quiltmom said...

I love your fabric choices Elaine- and I love the panda bear fabric too. Hope you are able to use it as a border.
YOu do make beautiful kaleidoscope quilts.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Annie said...

I love it!!!! I haven't tried a kaleidoscope yet...... but one is in my future!!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very colorful! Indeed, just perfect for a baby quilt.

Meggie said...

Love those bright colours!! Always brilliant for children, or the young at heart!

Judy said...

This is going to be a very happy quilt! Are you smiling the whole time you are sewing this??? I hope you show us the finished quilt and baby is Luca is going to love it, front and back!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cute! I love the black and white with that bright blue.

MARCIE said...

That is quite a colorful block you have there. And it looks huge! Lots of fun!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Fantabulous. Your piecing is spot on. Everything looks primo.

aubirdwoman said...

super fantastic. There must be something in the air. I have just pulled out the fabrics to make one of these from the ruler and instr. you sent me. thank you.

Sheila said...

Love the colors and love kaleidoscopes. Thanks for the tip about the center strip.

*karendianne. said...

Great quilt and Elaine, thanks for that tip about using the "odd" number. I've never made one of these quilts (ohh but you make me consider...) but I'll file this info and wont forget it. I may make one yet.