New Orleans House Project

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Little Late....But Finished!

I pulled out this quilt top at the beginning of October, with the goal to get it quilted and bound by Halloween.  Hahaha!
The top started as a creative playtime exercise in using the 4 patch posie technique.  The fabrics were scraps leftover from a baby quilt I made for my niece.  My kaleidoscope blocks were a little limited due to the scraps I had available, and the small repeat design of the fabric.  Still, I had fun with the process!
I finally finished stitching the binding down last week.  Now it will be ready for next Halloween!
I wanted the quilting to reflect the zig-zag pattern of the orange background fabric.  Straight line quilting with my walking foot - nothing fancy.
Quilted diamonds in the borders.
Kinda hard to see, but there are concentric stars inside the blocks.
One of my favorite blocks.

I think I've done enough with the 4 patch posie idea (how about some 4 patch parrots?), now I need to tackle a different kaleidoscope shape!


  1. CUTE little Halloween quilt - and a perfect way to use up those scraps :*)

  2. What a clever use of left overs. Nice quilt!

  3. What a fun idea! Love the parrots too ;-)

  4. fun halloween four patch posie!