Sunday, September 13, 2009

Top done; and I smelled something burning

Top is DONE - I LIKE it -- especially the triple border that is mitered. Each miter turned out well, but I do have a little cupping at the corner. I can live with it.
You see how the bright, 'in your face' contrasting fabrics kinda blur the normal circular features of a regular Kaleidoscope quilt. Your eye just does NOT know where to look.

You know how you like to vacuum up threads, etc., between projects? It's been a LOT of projects since I cleaned this vacuum cleaner, and only because I smelled something burning!

This unplesant job always reminds me of a uh hemmm, an unpleasant medical procedure we gals already know about! (Sorry, I think of that each time!) My word, how can my trusty old Hoover even function? And what is all that orange thread - I don't remember an orange project? Who's been sewing on my machine?

Tomorrow, Monday - it's off for more batting and quilting thread - a dusty lime green should do. And I DID cut all my fabric for the backing into 10 1/2 in. squares. 8-))) I had 2 possible fabrics, but both were too small, and by cutting each of them into squares, the backing will be just right! I deserve a gold star for using stash on my backing!

17 comments:

belinda said...

Well....I am just in love with this quilt...wild and crazy colors and all!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh dear I better check my vacuum! This quilt is so bright and colorful and the three borders work perfectly to set it off. blessings, marlene

The Calico Quilter said...

Wowzer - now that's a bright quilt! Curious - did you sew the borders together and do one miter per side, or did you apply each separately? You get kudos for savvy sewing for the first method, or respect (and commiseration) for patience and endurance for the second! I cheat and put them together first and then sew them on. I would rather sweat it to make all the seams come together right at the corners rather than do the miter procedure multiple times.

P.S. - your vacuum had a hair ball! Any cat owner would recognize it.

Linda said...

There is only one word for that kaleidoscope. WOW!!!

Randi said...

I don't like your kaleidoscope top...

I LOVE IT!! :)

Meggie said...

The quilt is fabulous!!

GARI said...

This quilt came together very nicely. The thread: this was why I got a shop vac for my studio = direct suction without going through those revolving brushes.

paula, the quilter said...

Like Gari, I use a shop vac in the sewing room. Of course, by the time I get around to using it, I have to suck up all the cobwebs and stuff in the rest of the basement. My sewing room is the only finished room in the basement.

Owens Family Adventures said...

I love the colors in this quilt! It is so bright and happy. :)
dawn

LC said...

I give you a gold star! Oh, and your vac should get one too! LOL.

Christine Thresh said...

What a spectacular quilt.

Rose Marie said...

Each time I see one of your K quilts .... I want to join the fun and make one, too!

Lynn said...

I do love that quilt it is so cheery and bright, a sure bet to be a hit with the little boy.

Tanya said...

That last picture made me laugh out loud!!! I'll have to go check my own vacuumn cleaner and see the state! I tend to throw thread ends onto the floor when I'm at the sewing machine (a little more refined when I'm quilting downstairs...) It's due to overheat!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your poor vacuum! It's working so hard in your sewing room! Love the new Kaleidoscope quilt...will the panda bears be the backing?

MARCIE said...

I love your quilt and I a in hysterics about your vacuum! Now I gotta check mine. I haven't done that in a long time. Good job using stash!

KZK said...

LOVE your quilt! Love it!
KZ