Visions of Pink and Orange

by Nicole

Allow me to introduce my first finished w.i.p. of 2015!

Kaleidoscope Quilt

This Kaleidoscope quilt has been sitting for a year waiting for some attention.

It started with a request to my bee mates in the That Stash Bee to make two paper pieced blocks for me in pink, orange, and low-volume fabrics.  I made more until I had 30 blocks.

Kaleidoscope Quilt_Blocks

Then a top was born.

Kaleidoscope Quilt_Top

And then I quilted it using an overall paisley design.

Kaleidoscope Quilt_2

I love the bright colors of this quilt and the illusion of circles created by the dark and light values.

Kaleidoscope Quilt_3

On the back and binding there is more pink, a Flea Market Fancy print that I’ve been hoarding for just the right quilt.

Kaleidoscope Quilt_4

My bee mates were such sweethearts to help me make this quilt. I am grateful for the gift of their time and stitching to turn my pink and orange vision into a reality.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday and A Lovely Year of Finishes!

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Julie January 30, 2015 - 8:54 pm

What a beautiful start to your year of finishes! It's a lovely piece, and some of my favorite colors.


Venus de Hilo January 30, 2015 - 8:55 pm

So pretty! Love pink and orange together, great choice for this pattern.

Kitty January 30, 2015 - 8:59 pm

This is gorgeous!!! I'm not typically a pink person, but I love this quilt. The circles that appear are so cool!!! Congratulations on a great start to a productive year!

sophie January 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm


Debbie January 30, 2015 - 9:07 pm

oh wow this turned out beautiful!! So glad to have played a teeny part in it!

Linda January 30, 2015 - 9:44 pm


feltfree på Åsly January 30, 2015 - 10:11 pm

Lovely. So many nice details. Great

Toni January 30, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Gorgeous!! I love seeing bee blocks become quilts. This one is a stunner!

Patchwork and Play January 30, 2015 - 10:32 pm

And what a wonderful vision this is! Just gorgeous…this is why I love pink and orange together!

Chris January 30, 2015 - 10:56 pm

This is absolutely beautiful. The colors are just perfect.

beth January 30, 2015 - 10:57 pm

goodness!!! this is so fabulous!!! the movement the square/circle gives is so great!! and the colors are so great together!

Tessa Marie January 30, 2015 - 11:13 pm

I had to come over from Instagram to see this! It is so amazing in every way!! What a talented group you have in your bee, and the quilting and finishing is so perfect!!! Quilts like this make me so happy to be a little part in this amazing quilty world. Thank you for sharing!!!!

Kymberly January 31, 2015 - 12:17 am

Love the color pallet. This is such a pretty quilt.

Kathy@KayakQuilting January 31, 2015 - 12:53 am

Beautiful! What fun to have so many lovely blocks from your bee mates! The backing fabric is perfect (love Flea Market Fancy!).

Jayne January 31, 2015 - 1:01 am

Gorgeous! Pink and orange have been a favorite color combination of mine forever! Beautiful!

carla January 31, 2015 - 1:27 am

Hi!!!! It is beautiful!!!! Wonderfully bright and fun!!!!! Love the illusion too!!!!

Angela Atkins January 31, 2015 - 1:39 am

The quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and fabrics you (and your bee buddies) chose, and the quilting really enhances it.

wish2stitch January 31, 2015 - 1:43 am

I love the combination of pink and Orange, so vibrant. The backing fabric is perfect.

Jamie January 31, 2015 - 2:04 am

What a lovely quilt! The colors just sing!

TylerRose January 31, 2015 - 2:47 am

such a happy quilt, and a great bee story of supportive sharing among friends

~Diana January 31, 2015 - 3:08 am

Lovely Nicole, as always!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl January 31, 2015 - 4:02 am

The secondary patterns this pattern makes are so lovely! Congratulations on the finish and making your first goal.

Peaches1003 January 31, 2015 - 4:48 am

What a lovely quilt! It looked looks so fresh and Spring-y

Ada Kopitopoulou January 31, 2015 - 7:35 am

Fantastic bright quilt. Just love it!

Teje Karjalainen January 31, 2015 - 9:27 am

Hi Nicole! I looooove this quilt! Colours are Super cute, pattern is beautiful and the Fabrics gorgeus! The fabric on binding and backing is my for ever favourite! x Teje

Theresa Henderson January 31, 2015 - 12:16 pm

this is beautiful, but so is everything you do

charlotte January 31, 2015 - 12:24 pm

How wonderful. I love the colors. I looks so soft and cuddly. A great first finish of the year.

Suzanne January 31, 2015 - 12:27 pm

That backing fabric is perfect. You do such beautiful work.

Lauren Deel January 31, 2015 - 12:40 pm

It's gorgeous. And I love the little "I spy" elements.

Leanne January 31, 2015 - 1:53 pm

It's beautiful and so happy. I love kaleidoscope quilts, yours makes me want to make another.

Paige January 31, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Oooh, I have been waiting to see this one and it didn't disappoint! Very pretty! January 31, 2015 - 3:34 pm

This is such a great finish!! I love your obsession with pink and orange 🙂

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts January 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

It's absolutely gorgeous! Great quilting too.

Janet M January 31, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Nicole I love everything about your quilt! Do you have a long arm or did you do that fabulous quilting on your machine?

Christine S January 31, 2015 - 8:06 pm

This is just beautiful!

Pennie January 31, 2015 - 8:27 pm

Beautiful, and I love the secondary pattern of the circles too. Lovely fun colours.

Nana February 1, 2015 - 3:44 am

The colors are beautiful and I love the little random pictures.

Taryn V. February 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm

It is so beautiful! The color palette is so happy! I love how it looks as if there are circles when the pictures are at a distance.

Ginny February 1, 2015 - 5:54 pm

I love this! So glad to have beenn able to contribute to it! Now you have me thinking of making one too!

Ginny February 1, 2015 - 5:54 pm

I love this! So glad to have beenn able to contribute to it! Now you have me thinking of making one too!

Preeti Harris February 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Gorgeous!!! This is so inspiring. I have a Kaleidoscope template somewhere in my tools. I am adding a Kaleido Quilt to my to-do list!!!

Kim B. February 2, 2015 - 7:19 pm

this is crazy beautiful!! and so wild about those optical circles!! Another beautiful piece.

Pierro February 2, 2015 - 8:43 pm

Rosemary B here:
Nicole, your quilt is marvelous!
I adore the colors. This pattern Marsha made is the best there is. I like the two widths of the triangles this paper piecing pattern has. it really adds demention and movement.

Jessica February 3, 2015 - 2:41 am

Ohhh, I love this so much! Thanks for the inspiration. Great colors! 🙂

Jennifer February 5, 2015 - 2:44 pm

This is probably my favorite quilt of all time!!!

Judy February 6, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Your quilt is beautiful, perfect in every way.

Carla February 8, 2015 - 5:21 am

Isn't this the most gorgeous thing ever!

mascanlon February 13, 2015 - 6:50 pm

This is so fun, thanks for sharing!

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