Kaleidoscope Quilted

Kaleidoscope is now quilted using a wonderful pastel variegated poly (Fantastico, Superior Threads). Having made a sampler quilt, I followed the theme while quilting and quilted each quarter as if it were a small quilt.

First up, as always, MonoPoly is used to SID around the block components to secure the quilt top and add definition. A glide foot is used for most of the quilting. This little foot works really well for quilting over thick seams. HST seam intersections can be a bit thick as they converge. Nesting seams helps and diligent pressing is essential! But the thick intersections can still hang up a regular quilting foot. The glide foot design allows the thicker areas to move under the needle without catching on the fabric.

SID with the Glide Foot on my Tiara 1.

The Round the World quarter is completed using an all over meandering bubble design.

The Pinwheels are quilted with a long, hooked swirl in each section.

Pinwheel quarter of Kaleidoscope.
Pinwheel closeup.

The Zig Zag quarter is quilted with a straight stitch on the colored sections and a meandering leaf on the white.

Bottom row is swirls and straight stitching.
Zig Zag close up.

The Diamond quarter is quilted with a center feather medallion and then large feathers in the white section for a large medallion treatment. Colored sections on the diamond corners are top stitched around each section.

Medallion center.
Diamond quarter corner.

The quilt is bound using a tone on tone Pearl Bracelet fabric in Plum and top stitched using a darker variegated Fantastico.

Binding stitching.

This crosses one item off of my annual project list for the year!

Pinned to my quilt wall, fortunately it held for the photo shoot!

Kaleidoscope is 70” square and quilted with 100% bamboo batting.

Happy quilting all!



  1. Ohhh WOW Lennea I can not believe how different it looks quilted. I’m in Awe!!!!! I Just love it. How its made those colours POP! Would love to be your friend in the same town LOL Oh my goodness how you would inspire and motivate me each week !!!! But from 9,000 miles away you still do LOL Thank you Glenda

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  2. Lovely!
    That’s a lot work, Lennea! Beautiful! 🥰
    Oh! This reminded me of two of my aunts who have computerised embroidery sewing machines similar like yours, Lennea.
    Take care. Loving hugs. 🧡🤗


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    1. But Meenaz, my machine is not “computerized” nor does it do embroidery. It just stitched up and down, up and down. It does not designs on it’s own. I have to move the quilt to make the designs. It is called Free Motion Quilting.

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  3. Hi, this little quilt came out really well, considering that it was let’s do this and see .
    Colours are great and it was a good use of fabric. Really glad it has a home to go to .

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