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