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July 30th, 2013

Christmas in July – Kaleidoscope Pillow

by Julie Hirt

Finished in the nick of time!  The Christmas challenge at Love By Hand ends today.  My entry is a kaleidoscope pillow.

With so many different scraps I love how colorful it is. I don’t even think there is a repeat fabric!

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I hand quilted the front of this using different color threads between the blocks.

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Since it’s a gift (can’t say who, in case they are reading) I wanted a secure zipper back and included a half inch of flange.

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And I couldn’t forget my little label.  I still think it’s neat to see my name on something! (coupon 627handworks for 15% off!)

After seeing kaleidoscope pillows from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts and Stephanie at Quarter Incher I had to make one.

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Now I’m making a kaleidoscope quilt.  The pattern is different and I hope it turns out just as bright.

Oh!  I know I’ve mentioned this before but I always keep an eye out for clearance sheets.

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They are perfect for pillow linings because you can get them cheap and at the same time add an interesting pop of color.

Now I need to fold it up and store it with my Christmas items so I don’t forget I made it!  Hope she likes it :)

Did you have an entry in the challenge?  Have you created anything using a kaleidoscope pattern?


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