Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

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I worked on the Kaleidoscope design that I showed you the other day.

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

I had printed it out on four different pieces of fabric and now it was time to sew them together. On several of them, I had less than a quarter-inch seam allowance so I was very, very careful sewing them.

I know I will do a dense free-motion quilting on the design so I’m not worried about it coming apart.

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

I will probably hang this piece in my quilt room when it is done so I didn’t want to make it too big. I added a 1 1/2-inch border of orange batik first.

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

Then I added a 3 1/2 inch border of this beautiful batik from the Flower Field collection by Island Batik. I’m not completely sure if it is the same fabric that I used when I made the feathered design in Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 but…..I’m close.

If you missed my first post about this program you can find it here.

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

I had some of the beautiful batiks left over from my Summer Flowers quilt and they worked perfectly with this feather design.

Summer Flowers is a 44″ x 60″ inch quilt that combined string piecing and flower applique. There are 10 full-size flowers in my pattern. The fabrics are batiks from Island Batik called the Flower Fields collection.

Summer Flowers Quilt Pattern

Our weather has been beautiful and we spent time this weekend out on the Mississippi river with friends.

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

Here is a view of our house from the river. It won’t be long and the leaves will be changing color and starting to fall…….my favorite time of year.

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

I sure wish this load of sand was coming to our place! We were surprised that not many boats were out this weekend. When we stopped at the beach there was only one other boat there

Flower Fields Kaleidoscope

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  1. Karen Poole says:

    I know this is an older post, but I just came across it. I have the software!! And I actually bought machine embroidery software for the feathers. I have only played with it and haven’t made anything yet, but yours is so pretty I might just have to plan a pillow!

  2. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow says:

    Kaleidoscope is gorgeous! 🙂

  3. Kevin the Quilter says:

    That is a gorgeous wall hanging Connie! I agree, the weather has been beautiful! I can't wait for the leaves to change either!

  4. Your feather design is just spectacular! It is a beautiful project that will add extra beauty wherever it is placed. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  5. Ray and Jeanne says:

    Your kaleidoscope quilt is beautiful! I love the batiks and the colors you chose. Enjoy this gorgeous weather. ~Jeanne

  6. That is beautiful, Connie. The borders really set the design off too.

    You have had such a great autumn. It must have been wonderful to be out on the water with it.

  7. Missy Shay says:

    Your kaleidoscope is gorgeous!

  8. Double Wow! Both of your quilts are gorgeous!

  9. Createology says:

    Amazing how your printed feathers look so lovely and with the Island Batik fabric borders the entire piece is stunning. How fun to see that you get out and play on the water. Yes, we are Falling into Autumn…

  10. Sharon - IN says:

    Wow! That Kaleidoscope sure is fancy! So pretty!

  11. You have really expanded your horizons…..this is so great. Can't wait to see the finish when quilted.

  12. We had lovely weather this weekend too. Being on the river in a boat just sounds wonderful to me.

    I'm very intrigued by this technique and may have to investigate that software.

  13. QuiltShopGal says:

    What a gorgeous Kaleidoscope quilt. Love the colors and those batik fabrics from Island Batik too! Total #CreativeGoodness. And your pattern is so lovely. Sounds like a great time on the river. Absolutely great fun all the way around.


  14. Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals says:

    Beautiful quilt Connie… just lovely.

  15. PeggyinNO says:

    WOW, this is a stunner! Love all the colors and movement! Enjoy it in your sewing space!!

  16. ---"Love" says:

    After seeing those pieces in you previous post, I wondered how you would put them together. It turned out gorgeous! If it were hanging in my sunroom, I never get any sewing done; I'd just sit and look at it. Looks like you live in a fun place. —"Love"

  17. Happy Cottage Quilter says:


  18. Wow, that's a beauty, Connie! I love those batiks!

  19. Lover your feathery kaleidoscope!

  20. That's a lot of sand! What would you do with all of it? Love the view of your house from the river; it gives a much better feel for how you are located.

  21. just LOVE the top! those feathers are just great!
    and fun on the river.