A Quilting Kaleidoscope

There once was 4 yds of yellow fabric that had purple & pink flowers on it. Young girl inherited this fabric & thought it was the ugliest fabric imaginable- you see young girl had a very different outlook on fabrics from her mother.
So ugly fabric sat in closets & moved from apartment to apartment in Texas. Somehow ugly fabric even managed to follow her to Alaska. (Young girl did not understand how this happened- maybe it was in a box mailed by a dear sister?)While in Alaska young girl saw an amazing quilt on display at her LQS based on the One Block Wonder. She knew she had to make it! She quickly signed up for the class & while reading the supply list realized she needed 4 yards of 1 fabric. Young girl was trying desparately to pay down debt & did think she could afford that. Sadly she went home and decided to look in her closet. After going through fat quarter after fat quarters, she thought she was going to have to spend the money. Then she saw some ugly yellow fabric peeking at her from the closet floor! She snatched the 4 yards from the closet abyss and was eagerly hoping this would work. After making some measurements she decided it would!

Young girl then went to read her book before class & realized what perfect fabric this was! There were 3 main colors (purple, pink & green), one one solid background (that ugly yellow) & the leaves provided “movement.” She couldn’t believe her luck!
Class turned out great & young girl sewed & sewed & sewed. The arranged, rearranged & rearranged until it was perfect. She found great complimentary border fabrics at the LQS & in the end, she was mostly amazed at how she made an ugly fabric into a beautiful quilt!

26 thoughts on “A Quilting Kaleidoscope

  1. That’s a beautiful quilt. A quilt shop near me has offered a class on this technique. The quilts are amazing. I just ordered the One Block Wonder book for myself and can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing your quilt an story.

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