I'm celebrating two finishes today, but only one is a quilt.
I finished quilting and binding my Kool Kaleidoscope. After running into issues with borders, I decided to leave it as is, no additional borders.
I love the concept and the process; my result here is okay. I've seen Kool Kaleidoscopes made by others that I like better. It's all about the fabric selection, and I have too many similar color/similar value orange prints next to each other. I do like the black batik with teal highlights.
I got a bit too fussy with the quilting and it doesn't even show; I should have just done a large allover meander with one color thread in the medallion. The border has a medium meander in black thread and that's fine. Here's the quilting on the back, kind of spider web-ish. Which I guess is appropriate for October!
The finish I'm really excited about was made by my husband, a customized pueblo ladder to hang quilts on for my family room.
Pueblo ladders are narrower, too narrow to hang bulky quilts. He built this from two pueblo ladders, an 8 foot and a 4 foot, by removing the rungs and cannibalizing the smaller ladder to make new rungs. This 8 foot ladder was originally only 8" between the uprights at the top. He spliced the rungs together to get enough width, about 14" between the uprights at the top and 18" at the bottom. I love it! It fills the space nicely and allows me to display some quilts. I plan to leave the top rung blank to show it off.
He worked on this for several weeks and it turned out beautiful. You can't see any of the splices in the rungs, he blended them so well. I'm so glad - and lucky! - to have such a handy husband.