Saturday, October 1, 2016

Spiderweb Quilt Finished and Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Oct 2016 Linkup



It's time for another Kaleidoscope of Butterflies linkup. What have you done or seen?















I finished Suhavi's Stars, a Welcome to the World gift for a precious baby. {It would have been a baby shower present if I hadn't been out of town all summer.} While it's not a kaleidoscope, I used that ruler to draft the triangles for the strips.

Suhavi's Stars - a spiderweb quilt
With only one yard of orange solid {which is not as bright as these photos} I needed some scraps to widen the back. These make me very happy. The blue especially sets off the orange.

Back of Suhavi's Stars

Because there wasn't enough of either, there are two different fabrics for the binding. They looked different as pieces but are much less noticeable on the binding.

Suhavi's Stars spiderweb quilt, details of binding and quilting
The quilt has been gifted. The parents like it, too. Hooray!

Quilt Details
Size: 40" x 40"
Pattern: Spiderweb
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% cotton
Thread: Gutermann peach cotton
Quilting: Walking foot

There haven't been many butterflies lately but the hummingbirds have been crowding the feeder. I guess they are preparing for their trip south. This one was enjoying the flowers. And aren't they similar to the quilt's colors?
Hummingbird feeding on nectar
Other kaleidoscope quilts on the web:
  1. Melissa's 
  2. Linda Miller's

Ad Hoc Improv Quilt linkup  and Finish It Up Friday are still open. Check out the exciting work.

Enjoy the day, Ann


20 comments:

  1. What a fabulous baby quilt - it is GORGEOUS!!!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I like the bright colors.

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  2. Another sublime finish Ann! I love that orange - and it makes a gorgeous backing too.

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    1. Thanks, Stephie. It is nice to have something bright on the back, too.

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  3. beautiful. It reminds me of some antique quilts I've seen in displays in DC.

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    1. Wow, Lee Ann. I didn't realize these colors looked antique. What fun!

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful, Ann. Orange and blue look great together. The other quilts and butterfly photo are lovely too. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Janie. The family likes it as much as I do. A win all around.

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  5. Your orange backing is perfect for this colorful quilt. Orange and blue play so well together, don't they? Love your spiderweb quilt! And your flowers are pretty, too.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I'm very happy with the bright back. I have another quilt pinned but now want to change its back. The flowers were planted by the library. I can't take credit.

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  6. This is scraptastic!! I just love all the different red kites surrounding by scraps galore! It is fabulous!!

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  7. This is scraptastic!! I just love all the different red kites surrounding by scraps galore! It is fabulous!!

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    1. It's becoming a favorite way to use scraps. And this time the kites were scraps, too. Thanks, Mel.

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  8. A wonderful bright quilt for a baby, how can anyone not love a spiderweb quilts especially with a beautiful back as well as the front!

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. The word spider doesn't conjure up babies to me. But is certainly is a good pattern for a scrap quilt and that's how I usually make baby quilts. A great place to use leftovers and have fun.

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  9. Your spiderweb quilt is gorgeous, Ann! I love the range of red backgrounds, and I think it was a good idea to repeat them in rows like that. Just the right balance of scraps & repetition. Lucky baby!

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    1. Thanks, Monica. What a lovely turn of phrase: balance of scraps and repetition. That's what I wanted to achieve.

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  10. Another lovely scrappy quilt. I like the warm reds in the mix a lot, and the pieced back.

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    1. I like red and my husband likes orange. And now I like them mixed like this. (Could it be cataracts?)

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  11. Oh Ann, you have humming birds in your garden?! That sounds so exotic to me! I love the way this quilt turned out, I really enjoy the symmetry/mirror image of the stars. Great to hear the parents loved it too, but how could they not! x

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