Kaleidoscope Quilt Progress

IMG_8935It has been over a month since I posted an update on the status of my kaleidoscope quilt.  It is coming along in fits and starts, with steady quilting over several days followed by total neglect then back to steady progress again.  I have to concede that it will not be finished by Christmas as I had hoped but at least I am making progress, despite my fitful efforts.


In between my quilting sessions I have been pondering what I will quilt in the black border space.

Top complete 2014-03-18

It would be a good place to highlight feathers, but I suspect the feathers would not quite suit my teenage son, whose quilt this will be.  I think I have come up with something I like if I can figure out how to make the design turn the corners.  As you can see from my progress chart, I have quite a bit of quilting I can do before I start on the borders, so I have lots of time to sort things out.

I’m going to go get the fruitcake out of the oven and settle in with some slow stitching.  I hope to get a few more triangles colored in on my chart by the end of the evening.

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts


  1. Something geometric, instead of frilly feathers? I'm sure whatever you pick will look great. Progress looks good!

  2. It is looking wonderful! Good luck with getting more done :-)

  3. Great way to chart your quilting. I think you are making progress. Wishing you lots of stitching time.

  4. This is such a busy time of year. I hope you are able to find some stitching time to work on this beautiful quilt.

  5. Wow! That looks like great progress to me on the stitching! I'm looking forward to what you have planned for the border quilting... but I'll just wait and see =) Happy Stitching Joanne.

  6. It is looking so good. Hand quilting is a labor of love. Have you thought about echoing the blocks in the border with bright thread?

  7. I love all the colors in this quilt! I'm working on a quilt which has slowly progressed to 60% of the way done and I've been thinking about the border too. I think I've decided what to do about 3 or 4 times by now. lol. Can't wait to see what you decide. Beautiful work!

  8. Well, at least you are keeping at it and it will get done eventually. I'm sure you'll come up with something appropriate for the border!

  9. As far as I am concerned you are making great progress!

  10. That is going to be a stunner Joanne! Slow, but steady wins the race, right?
    I was looking at your layout diagram and thought that the black borders would look pretty neat if they were quilted the way the uncolored blocks look in the diagram.

  11. Gorgeous! I love your coloured chart to keep track of your progress.


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