March 22, 2011

Kaleidoscope Quilt For Modern Relief Japan

Last October I'd gone to Denyse Schmidt's sample sale and saw a stunning kaleidoscope quilt hanging in her studio... and I knew I had to make one! I've finally made one, and I'm donating it to Modern Relief to help raise funds for Japan. I'm love it so, and I hope others will too! :)

(I'd initially pledged this quilt to another cause but they never did get back to me, so I'm donating it to Modern Relief instead!)

A close-up of one of the blocks.

I'd initially FMQ'd spiderwebs in the centres but the second I was done, I hated it with a passion. So out came the seam ripper (Or is it an unpicker, Vicki? Haha!) and it seemed like years before I was done! Very glad I took the time to rip out those stitches because it looks so much better with straight-line quilting. Well, to me, anyway.

As for the borders, I did the same, echoing the edges of the kaleidoscopes.

I'll let everyone know when the quilt's going to be up for grabs on the Modern Relief website.

** Edited to add: The quilt is scheduled to be on the website on April 18, my 34th birthday! **

9 comments:

angela said...

It's wonderful! You must have done the right thing with ripping out the quilting. The echo lines are just perfect!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful quilt! So generous of you to donate it; the lucky bidder will be thrilled.

Stephanie said...

Love the straight line quilting. That definitely was the better choice. :-)

And glad the hear that I am not the only one who can be so bugged by the choice in quilting that they will quite literally rip out the stitching and start over! I thought it was just me. LOL!

Great job!

Vicki said...

Lol! I call the tool a seam ripper but what I *do* with it is unpicking!
Gorgeous quilt, that's great that you're donating it. :)

Chris said...

You rock, Audrie!!!

The Food Librarian said...

Audrie, This is so lovely and I'm sure it will raise so many funds for Japan relief. What a thoughtful and talent person you are! - mary

Aurelia said...

Now I feel lazy for just donating to the Red Cross online.....click click....DONE!

Carolyn said...

That quilt is absolutely beautiful...from the design, to the fabrics, to the quilting...I LOVE the quilting (and you are a much more patient woman than me if you un-picked quilting stitches!)

Jen said...

Lovely! SO pretty and such an awesome way to give back :)

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