Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday

In my quest to start emptying my boxes of WIP projects, I pulled out my Chicopee Kaleidoscope quilt this past weekend. I have been working on this guy for more than a year and decided it's time to finish. I actually started this one with the intent of taking a while. It was my traveling WIP. The random placement of fabrics made for easy chain piecing. It lived in a box on the shelf, and I slowly chipped away at it. I'd take it to Sew Saturdays with my guild or sewing night with friends. It was the perfect project to work on while chatting.


Maybe it's the fall weather. but I had a sudden urge to finish this one up. I love the autumn colors of this quilt. I'm still amazed how I didn't like this fabric line until I started seeing it in multiple projects on blogs. When I saw it all sewn up, I fell in love. Now all I need to do is sew the blocks together. I'm also debating on a back for this one. I have fat 1/8's leftover of the whole line. I could certainly piece them together for a back and use up all my Chicopee, but I might just need to hold onto those for another quilt down the road....

24 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  2. Gives hope to me to slowly get through the hexies I'm hand sewing on. Fantastic quilt.

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  3. A kaleidoscope quilt (with Tula Pink fabric) is on my to-do list. Yours is looking lovely!

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  4. Love the quilt! Gorgeous! Love the blog, too. But tell me about your design wall. How is it 'attached'? Does it hang so it's tight to the wall? or a few inches from the wall? Is it permanent or something you put up when you have design work to do? I have rearranged my sewing room & have a place under a shelf where I just might be able to fit one--maybe. Thanks, much!

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  5. I also an pulling out unfinished project to complete. That is one lovely quilt you will be finishing.

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  6. more power to you quilting people!! i can't even begin to imagine how long that will take to put together.

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  7. Yes! I've been waiting for this one!

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  8. Nice!! Yes, I'm certainly wanting to work on fall colors right now and having a difficult time making myself work on projects that are out of that color range, but need to be moved forward. :) Love your kaleidoscope.

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  9. That looks great! I love Denyse Schmidt fabrics. You did a better job piecing your kaleidoscope blocks than I did. Mine weren't bad--or so I thought--until I squared up my blocks. It has been a learning experience. I can live with the imperfections though. I just basted my top this morning and hope to have it quilted soon. Can't wait to see yours!

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  10. Love it! I just finished and blogged my own Kaleidoscope quilt, all done in Curio by Basic Grey. So happy to have it done :)

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  11. Just beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished :)

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  12. I agree, I don't like Chicopee when I see it on the shelf (or on the online shelf) but sewn up like this, it's magnificent. I think this is a gorgeous quilt.
    I think I'd use the fat 1/8's for the back. Just becuase I like tying the back to the front somehow.
    It's a beautiful project.
    E xx

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  13. Excellent! Also very motivating to me to get in gear. :-)

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  14. I can't wait to see this one finished up. It feels nice to finish up those WIP's!

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  15. It looks fabulous! I didn't like this line until I saw your Kaleidoscope quilt on your design wall!!

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  16. I think it's kind of nice to have a long term project that just slowly gets done. Takes a bit of the normal pressure off. Your quilt is really nice and the Chicopee works very well. I'm with you in that many times a fabric line doesn't grab my attention until I see it more and more. Then sometimes it's too late.

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  17. Oh I love where this is going! I have a couple of projects I go in fits and starts with, glad it's not just me :oD

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  18. I love this, I have been seeing kaleidoscopes lately and they remind me how much I love this pattern.

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  19. so pretty! getting the blocks into a top is way easier than putting the blocks together. go go gadget piecing.

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  20. This is so beautiful it makes me want to stop everything and start sewing kaleidoscope blocks right away!

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  21. The blocks look great. Hope you finish it soon. It will be beautiful.

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