This quilt started with a stack of Denyse Schmidt's Picnic and Fairgrounds.
I used the design for a scrappy Kaliedoscope called the Stashbuster from Sarah Fielke's and Kathy Doughty's book Material Obsession 2. I strip pieced my version, not using real scraps. In the border, you can see the strips I cut the triangle templates from.
Sewing along with others, at Don't Call Me Betsy's Kaliedoscope Along in June 2011, the top was completed.
I used multiple colors of perle cotton 8 to stitch along each piece in the Summer of 2012.
An overall grid in lime was added along the white pieces as suggested by the book.
Each yo-yo was applied by hand applique, once the quilting was complete. Aurifil in 50 wt works great.
I added a scrappy binding to complement the the scrap quilt look. (9ish yards of hand finished binding takes forever. Good thing it means you are almost done.)
The quilt measures 72 by 80 inches and fits comfortably on a twin sized bed. The quilt is for my four year old Zoe.
This was finished in August of 2012 as I have been taking quite a break from blogging.
My next two handquilting projects are my Single Girl, the quilting is halfway complete, (yay!), and my Granny square quilt.
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Thanks for visiting both my entries for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.