Kaleidoscope Quilt

My Kaiedascope Quilt

First of all, let me apologize for the poor quality photo of this quilt. Keep in mind, though, that this picture was taken with a digital camera in late 2002. The quality of cameras and print outs back then weren’t quite up to today’s standards.

If you follow my blog (first of all, thanks!), you might remember that I mentioned this Kaleidoscope Quilt (by Cranberry Cupboard) on my last post (#5 big star quilt). This Flannel quilt was my 6th quilt and I made it at the same quilt retreat at Camp Lebanon as I did the big star quilt.

This quilt was my first experience working with flannels and I am glad the squares, and half square triangle blocks, weren’t too small. Anyone who has worked with flannels knows it can be a challenge to work with them. This is especially true when you are working on the bias.

I remember when I was working on this quilt, I wasn’t sure I really even like it. It wasn’t until it was all put together and quilted (on my home machine, in the ditch) that I fell in love with it. I almost didn’t give it away, but I did give it to my in-laws for Christmas.