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.
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.
The Zig Zag quarter is quilted with a straight stitch on the colored sections and a meandering leaf on the white.
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.
The quilt is bound using a tone on tone Pearl Bracelet fabric in Plum and top stitched using a darker variegated Fantastico.
This crosses one item off of my annual project list for the year!
Kaleidoscope is 70” square and quilted with 100% bamboo batting.
Happy quilting all!