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Steaming Along.

Posted on | August 2, 2012 | 9 Comments

I have been able to piece together all the blocks for my kaleidoscope quilt with all the sashing complete.

(Unfortunately the colours in the photo vary due to weather conditions and the wind blowing the quilt.)

I wanted to run a small border of green around the whole quilt in the same fabric I had already used, but unfortunately I ran out. I will have to hunt around for more, or find a substitute.  I can then use the original floral fabric in a larger border.

Here are a few more pics from our holiday. We went to the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve in DE. It was a great venue for 3 generations.  I enjoyed the house tour, the other adults loved the engines and the children were able to ride on trains, cars and a bus – all powered by steam. There was even a steam popcorn maker!

9 Responses to Steaming Along.

  • Pokey says:

    Karen, yours is one of the prettiest versions of this quilt I have ever seen. You picked a beautiful print to use, and the flowers appear framed in each block! Very well done!
    Your trip pictures sure look like a neat place to visit ~

  • Joan says:

    It looks great. I love kaleidoscope quilts, and I hate to admit that I have 3 or 4 pieces of fabric I bought many years ago, to make them with. Buried deep in the never started pile! :-) You might just be the inspiration I need to get them out and start on them. You vacation photos are so fun. I know you have a wonderful time!

  • Pauline says:

    WOW!! Karen your quilt is gorgeous…makes me want to start mine. If you let me know the name of the green fabric…I can check my stash, I’m always finding fabrics I forgot I had and I can always check the quilt shops for you. I love seeing your holiday pictures. happy stitching!!

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    So pretty, you must be happy with this nearly finished quilt. Good luck with finding the extra fabric.

    happy days.

  • sunny says:

    Your quilt is breathtaking, Karen!!

  • Patti says:

    Wow! The quilt is absolutely gorgeous,Karen. I know how you feel about running out of fabric! It happens to me all the time.

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    What a wonderful quilt! I like your plan for the borders. Those old cars are so fun! I really enjoy your travel photos.

  • Denise in PA says:

    What a pretty quilt! I’ve never made one of those quilts, which is hard to believe- LOL!

  • Oh Karen, your kaleidoscope is gorgeous! Isn’t it fun how every combination of the same fabric can look so different? And what a fun family outing.


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