Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ASIJ 2010 Auction Quilt

Made of a very wide selection of Japanese blue fabrics. Completed March 2, 2010 (Tuesday) in time to display at the ELC a few days before the Gala. 100 Dark and light blocks were marked and cut by a large number of volunteers. A sewing session was held at the ASIJ Winterfest when about30 to 40 of the blocks were pinned on a large paper.

By February there were a few panic moments, but Kendra was able to add the border to the assembled blocks. I took the project home between sessions and did the quilting on the blocks as it was a bit difficult to quilt into fabric layers at the points.

The last few sessions we quilted the white design in the border. Again it went home with me where I took out some of the poorer work and finished off the left over areas. Kendra added the binding and the last session on March 2nd, turned the binding and added the sleeve for hanging.

We finished at the ELC by the end of the day on Tuesday and it hung there until the Gala on Saturday.
size is 92"x 92"


  1. I love this one! If you're ever in the mood to crank out another kaleidoscope, let me know :-)


  2. Julie this an absolutely stunning quilt. I can't stop looking at it.

  3. Dear Julie,
    I have found a picture of this quilt somewhere in the depths of the internet. I understand it is a caleidoscope pattern but I don't understand how you put the blocks together. All the patterns I know have 4 small triangles as the corners of each block but yours has squares!?
    Would you be so kind and tell me how to do that? It is a stunning quilt and I would love to make one like it for my daughter. I am looking forward to hearing from you (jkdiestel@gmail.com) Thank you very much in advance and heartfelt quilter's greetings from the north of Germany,
    Kathrin Diestel