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Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt {Finish}

I had a great time quilting the Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt over the weekend – thank you so much for all the wonderful suggestions and quilting ideas that you shared with me. In the end the loose dot to dot ideas for the colored areas with denser quilting in the low volume / white on white prints spoke to me and I am thrilled with how it came together.

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt

I quilted the Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt on my domestic machine, Olive (a Bernina 820). Olive does not do the best job at quilting and occasionally quilting a mini quilt like this reminds me of her frustrating ability to drop stitches. I am currently planning to purchase a Juki in December.

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt - Detailed Quilting View from Back

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt – Detailed Quilting View from Back

I used 5 different 50wt Aurifil thread colors for the mini quilt: 2600 (Dove) for the piecing, 2220 (Light Salmon) for the majority of the orange areas, 2420 (Fleshy Pink) for the lighter quilting on top of the honeycomb print in the center, 1148 (Light Jade) for quilting the teal and stitching down the binding, and 2024 (White) for the background quilting.

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt - Back of Mini Quilt

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt – Back of Mini Quilt

The back of the mini quilt is Michael Miller Cotton Couture Fog, and the colored quilting gives it a nice glowing effect. I added a hanging sleeve and label (I’ve been good about remembering to use my new labels!), and after taking these photos I added a detailed hand written label.

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt

The mini quilt top finished at 27.5-inches square, and after quilting and binding, the mini is now 27.25-inches square. I used Quilter’s Dream Dream Orient batting.

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt - Quilting Detail

Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt – Quilting Detail

The mini quilt is shipping off to its forever home now, and I hope that my generous Patron enjoys it!

Linking up with Main Crush Monday.

31 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope Mini Quilt {Finish}

  1. gsyanne63 says:

    I really love how this mini quilt turned out its beautiful, my husband bought me a Juki in the summer as a late Birthday and early Christmas present. I love it and was extremely surprised he actually got it! I hope you enjoy yours when you get it too

  2. Cindy says:

    This is stunning Yvonne! I saw the quilting on IG but seeing it all together WOW! I love this

  3. I especially love the texture right outside the main star. There’s a lot to be said for matchstick quilting at an angle. Well done!

  4. The quilting is just perfect on this mini!

  5. Miriam says:

    I knew your jewel would sparkle, and it definitely does! Well done!!! I’m amazed that a Bernina 820 doesn’t handle quilting better than that. My Pfaff occasionally drops a stitch, but I assumed it was operator error and not the machine. That said, your quilt is beautiful!

  6. Paige says:

    Turned out fabulous! Love the quilting!

  7. Everything about Kaleidoscope shines and sparkles, the colors, design, fabrics, and especially the quilting. A+++

  8. Sandra says:

    Wow Yvonne this one is superb! Love the fabrics, the colours and the quilting–!! Beautiful, and spot-on choices.

  9. Linda Mincher says:

    That is a gorgeous quilt and you did an excellent job quilting it. Love it!

  10. Jasmine says:

    I love the texture from your combined quilting designs. Switching the thread colors had a big impact and does look neat on the back. I’m curious to see how you like quilting small projects on a Juki. 🙂

  11. Cathy says:

    It’s so pretty! And the quilting looks amazing!

  12. Like everyone else, I have to say the quilting is just lovely. Great finish Yvonne. 🙂
    I bet you are excited to learn to use the Juki – I have not ever tried one and look forward to hearing about your experience.

  13. Gorgeous!!! (And YAY for the Juki :D)

  14. Susan says:

    Turned out beautifully – great color choices and quilting motifs. Your buddy should love it!

  15. Marlene says:

    What a lucky buddy to receive this gorgeous mini in the mail. Stunning quilting and a fabulous finished piece Yvonne.

  16. Tish says:

    I LOVE the quilting you chose for this one. It complements the piecing and fabrics perfectly. I’m sure it will look stunning in its new home and its owner will love it.

  17. Your mini quilt is wonderful especially the quilting. I have a Juki 2010Q which I have a hard time with straight line quilting when it’s less than 1″ apart. I hope once you have your Juki you will share some machine quilting tips.

  18. Abigail says:

    I love it Yvonne – lovely to see the front after seeing in progress shots of the back. I was at a course with other longarmers over the weekend and we were discussing whether we still ever quilt on our DSM – the result was 50/50 so it was interesting to read that you did this on yours.

  19. Helen says:

    Love the mini , front , back and label . The recipient is going to be so pleased

  20. Yay! The quilting looks lovely.
    Naughty Olive for dropping stitches. Have you given her a stern talking to so she knows she might be replaced?

  21. This mini is absolutely wonderful. The bright colors and complimentary quilting is fantastic. Your Patron was wise to sponsor you!

  22. I have to identify myself as the lucky recipient! I’m thrilled to be receiving this mini quilt from Yvonne. It is everything that I hoped she would do and more. I will be checking my mail this week with extra anticipation! Thanks so much, Mary Ringer

  23. Fabulous quilting. What a great finish.

  24. Good Morning Yvonne! This is just perfect. In my opinion, you chose the perfect stitch for each section. Although the Mini Quilt was already beautiful without the quilting, the free motion work that you did just made this quilt a spectacular piece of art. I do not know anything about the Juki, but look forward to learning about it through your posts. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  25. knitnkwilt says:

    The finish is wonderful. I especially like the contrasts of density and the straight/pebble contrast on the two white portions.

  26. I really like how the dot-to-dot in the darker orange pieces really pops. It’s a shame that Olive never quite worked right for you. I’ve heard so many good things about Juki – can’t wait to see what you get and how that one performs.

  27. aquilterstable says:

    This turned out beautifully!

  28. nrs says:

    Wow, perfect quilting choices and such perfect lines and pebbles. I could not see the drop stitiches with all the beauty. Hope Santa will bring you a Juki for Christmas.

  29. Beautiful! I love the colours and the quilting is perfect. The combination of dot-to-dot and dense designs creates a wonderful effect, I think.

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