Birthday Colors Labyrinth Quilt for Project Quilting


Inspired by the April Off Season Project QUILTING Challenge and a class I took from Mill House Quilts I created this piece – ‘Birthday Colors Labyrinth’.

The class was about making scrap quilts and the teacher showed us how she used her scraps to make a miniature 'Mesmerize' Quilt from Basic Grey.  I took what I saw there, played with the concept in EQ7, and came up with this piece! 

My birthday is 4/15 (yup – that’s right..April 15th!  Just a few weeks away!) so my two colors are…
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this lovely green
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and a fabulous periwinkle purple.


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I used hand dyes from my mother-in-law for these colors and mixed them with some fabulous prints.  I picked fabrics that had large or busy prints…I like the effect these give when you cut the fabric into smaller pieces.  You keep the overall effect of the background color with all the added pattern from the prints mixed in here and there.


I quilted this with a concentric circle...which I realized the last time I don't have the patience for and I really need to remember that when I want to attempt it for a third time!

Approximate Dimensions: 36" x 36"

Made by Kim Lapacek,
Poynette, WI



  1. It is just so beautiful Kim! Congratulations on another amazing finish! You kill me with how productive you are!

  2. It's completely hypnotic with the spiral quilting. You could totally force people to do your will. ... Suddenly, I really want to buy apples. Weird.

  3. That is also hard on a long arm machine. One thing you can do instead is a large circle in the center and then other overlapping circles on the edges overlapping with the center circle. That also looks great. I love this quilt!

  4. I love it! Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! I truly is mesmerizing!


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