Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I see with my little eye

the newest project currently underway is another 'welcome to the world' quilt. I finally broke away from the faithful friendship star pattern and am giving the kaleidescope a whirl!

like with most of my quilts, there's a story behind why I go off on a particular direction for a project - whether it's the pattern, the palette of colors, or the type of fabrics. for this quilt I chose the kaleidescope pattern because the mama of this particular baby is an ophthalmologist. I thought it would be fun to play around with a pattern that is actually based on an optical instrument! I chose bright batiks with colors spanning the rainbow. the baby that this quilt will be given to arrived last week - three weeks ahead of schedule! impatient to enter the world thus putting a little 'production' stress on the quiltmaker - that would be me. well, truth be told, I'm really not feeling stressed. the quilt is coming along nicely - next tasks in line - the borders and choosing fabrics for the back. things get done when they get done and not a second sooner.

blocks in progress.

detail of center of top. 6-inch block (finished)


Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi, just found your blog while browsing. Your quilts are stunning! I love your vibrant choice of colors, blessings, Kathleen

jude said...

nice little story here! and great color.!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wooohoo, fabulous. very lively and bold. I tried making some of these blocks once and HATED it. the piecing of it that is. love to see someone else doing such a great job with what to me is a very difficult block.

ROZ said...

Wow! spectacular