This quilt has been in progress for about 17 years. It all started back in the fall of 1993 when my friend Wendi and I took a short vacation to Missouri. While we were there we stopped at a quilt shop where I purchased the white floral fabric in this quilt. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, I just liked it. The following summer after I had moved to Missouri and had plenty of time on my hands (I was a full time housewife for the first time ever in my life) I decided to start playing around with quilt designs. I made up a line drawing of kaleidoscope
and after making several copies of it I started playing around with various color arrangements. After settling on this one I purchased all of the other fabrics needed for the top.
Fast forward to summer 1999. Ken and I had moved into the house we're in now a few months earlier, he was in Bosnia for several months, and I had just lost my job. Once again I had lots of time on my hands so I finally pulled out this project and pieced the top. In those days I was a hand quilter and it got put aside to wait its turn.
Last week I finally loaded this quilt into the long arm and quilted it. The binding is now finished and after I show it at next week's guild meeting it will be heading off to Arizona where it will live with my sister in law. About 10 years ago I told her she could have it. I wonder if she remembers….
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