Friday, October 28, 2011

Kallie Lou

Hand quilted, freshly washed and out on a photo shoot.  May I introduce Kallie Lou,  my kaleidoscope quilt.
50" x 70"

I am probably the last finisher of Betsy's quilt a long but a finish is a finish.  And a finish is pretty exciting over here at the Bailey Girl household.   I was a little nervous starting a project that involved templates, points and lots and lots of cutting but doing this step-by-step with a fun group really kept me going.
I'm still in love with hand quilting. If you want some of my tips click here
I loved picking out the fabrics.  Anna Marie Horner, Tufted Tweets and Denyse Schimdt in all their quilty glory.    Was that a little dramatic?  Nah .... I didn't think so either.  I  backed it with a duvet cover that I bought at a garage sale.  It was so nice to not piece a back.  


I'm entering Kallie in the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted Amy.   Pop over there and enjoy the beautiful quilts and read their inspiring stories. Make sure you have a drink and some snacks nearby ... you'll probably be there for a while!

I'd like to thank the stage crew.  
They make a photo shoot in wildlife refuge a little less ridiculous 
and a lot more fun.


66 comments:

  1. Awesome quilt! And HAND quilted to boot - IMPRESSIVE!

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  2. So gorgeous!! The hand-quilting just totally makes it, what a fabulous job :)

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  3. And all hand quilted. I bow down to you!

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  4. The quilt is awesome! And I love the quilting too!

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  5. Beautiful quilt with great hand quilting and very nice fabrics! Love it!

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  6. Just wonderful! Love the hand quilting :)

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  7. What a beautiful quilt! :o)
    And I love your hand stitches!

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  8. Yeay!!!! I bet your are smiling wide!!! It sure is pretty;)

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  9. This is so pretty. Great hand quilting....wow.

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  10. Wow, those colours sparkle!! It's gorgeous...and the hand quilting.....

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  11. I love the hand quilting! Gorgeous.

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  12. This is just right up my alley! I love purple and teal, that's one of my favorite quilt patterns, and I hand quilt! Great quilt.

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  13. It looks great and the quilting suits it perfectly!

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  14. Adorable, great colors and design, nice hand quilting.

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  15. It's gorgeous!! I love that orange binding and is that hand stitching I see? Beautiful!!

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  16. Wow! It is absolutely gorgeous! Love the handquilting!

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  17. It's simply stunning! Really! And your hand stitching is to die for.

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  18. Beautifulbeautifulbeautiful!! I love the way you have combined these fabrics -- truly inspired -- and the off-white solid gives it all a really nice vintage feel. Wowza.

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  19. Great color combination. A kaleidoscope is on my quilting "to do" list.

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  20. Beautiful! Love the orange binding - it's the perfect touch!

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  21. Its beautiful and the hand quilting is stunning! Yay!!

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  22. Wow. This is really, really pretty. Love it!

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  23. Excellent kaleidoscope! The hand quilting looks awesome, and I love the binding!

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  24. Fantastic job! Just love those colors and your handquilting is great. I'm getting ready to try some handquilting...expecting snow tonight so a quilt in my lap sounds like a great idea!:)

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  25. a gorgeous quilt, and the hand quilting sets it off beautifully

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  26. A finish IS a finish - and it looks terrific!!

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  27. No, *I* will be the last man standing in that quilt along. Haven't even finished the initial piecing. Someday.

    Enough about me - Molly. This? Is an amazing quilt. I love it so so much. Wow.

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  28. It's beautiful! Love the fabrics you chose, the orange binding, and the hand quilting. Good on you!

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  29. what a lovely finish - and wonderful that you hand quilted. (!)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Oh my you've done a really beautiful job of this Molly. I love the hand quilting in that blue cotton and yes all those fabrics go together beautifully!

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  31. Very nice! Love the layout and colors. Your quilting is wonderful. Thanks for sharing nad have a great day

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  32. what a great quilt! I love the fabric choices and quilting!

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  33. This is a wonderful quilt. It looks great in these colours. Beautiful work!

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  34. GORGEOUS! I love your fabric choices. The binding is perfect for this quilt. And look at those points. I have point envy :)

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  35. gorgeous quilt! the hand quilting really adds to the look and i love the fabric selection.

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  36. Beautiful quilt and I love the hand quilting.

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  37. A fabulous kaleidoscope quilt and a finish is a finish! Love the fabrics, the colours and the hand quilting. The orange binding really brings it all together. A brilliant entry to the BQF!

    life`srichpattern at gmail dot com

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  38. I love seeing hand quilting. Glad to see I'm not alone in my obsession

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  39. beautiful job - the hand quilting is wonderful, the fabric choices perfect, gorgeous finished quilt!

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  40. It's beautiful! I love the quilting.

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  41. It's beautiful! I LOVE the hand-quilting!

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  42. Molly! This is really gorgeous and I love your hand quilting, as always! I still want to try that. Maybe with the weather turning colder I'll be inspired to give it a go :)

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  43. I enjoyed reading about your Kaleidoscope quilt. The fabrics you chose came together so nicely. Love the creativity in choosing the name for the quilt too! I think you've inspired me to look for a pattern in the kaleidoscope style and try it!

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  44. très jolies couleurs l'ensemble est très harmonieux belle réussite,félicitations

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  45. Absolutely beautiful! You aren't the last finisher because I haven't finished mine yet.

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  46. i love the name of your quilt :) i usually don't dig purple, but i really like your quilt.

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  47. Love the colors and the hand stitching is the perfect finishing touch!!!
    Gorgeous!

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  48. This turned out wonderful. Excellent inspiration!

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  49. Stunning quilt! I love the hand quilting on it and the fabric choices are perfect. Great job! =)

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  50. Beautiful quilt! The hand quilting is lovely!

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  51. I love the hand-quilting! Beautiful! Also giggled at your cutie, Jada over there on side bar... She looks like a sweetie pie!

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  52. Molly! I love your Kaleidoscope quilt. The fabrics are perfect for this quilt and the hand quilting scrumptious!!!

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  53. This is gorgeous! And the hand quilting gives it so much character.

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  54. Beautiful! Love the hand quilting!

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  55. Wow! this is one amazing quilt! Thanks for sharing it.

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  56. It came out gorgeous! Congratulations on a fine finish.

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  57. Templates and handquilting. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  58. Hi! Your 'Kalley Lou' quilt is wonderful! I love the colours, fabrics and your hand quilting makes it perfect! That would make so great couple with my hexagon quilt - absolutely on my list! Hugs to your sweet assistant!
    x Teje & Nero

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  59. The hand quilting is amazing. I love the bright colors--it's beautiful!

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  60. Very lovely. Your hand quilting is so nice...what a treasure.

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  61. Wonderful quilt...love the hand quilting. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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