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Thread: Will this make a good Kaleidoscope quilt?

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    Will this make a good Kaleidoscope quilt?

    The fabric has a 12" repeat and I have 5 yards. I've not made a kaleidoscope before but I'm so in love with the ones I've seen on this board. How hard are they? Anyone want to trade work - I cut a quilt for you - you cut this for me (I'm actually kinda serious!)?
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    Yes! This would be a fabulous kaleidoscope! I've made several & think this would be great! No... they're not hard at all (if I can make one, trust me... anyone can). I do mine kind of different in that I cut each layer separately which takes longer but I find I get better results that way. Which pattern do you plan to use? Another good use of this would be in a "Posy Patch" (I think it's called). I love your fabric!
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    YES, this will make a FABLOUS stack and wack quilt or a 4 patch posey. If we were closer, I would pick up this fabric from you, cut it, sew it and send it back to you ready to be sandwiched and quilted!!!!!! S&W and the 4 patch posey are some of my fabrics.....IF.....the fabric is big and bold. I would use black set in triangles for the SW for more ''punch''

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    Yes! This would be a fabulous kaleidoscope! I've made several & think this would be great! No... they're not hard at all (if I can make one, trust me... anyone can). I do mine kind of different in that I cut each layer separately which takes longer but I find I get better results that way. Which pattern do you plan to use? Another good use of this would be in a "Posy Patch" (I think it's called). I love your fabric!
    I'm in the process of re-arranging my sewing room and can't put my hands on the book I've got but saw this fabric as I was sorting fabric to sell. I thought about cutting them one at a time, sounds like it would make it easier to match up the pattern. I'm just so scared to start cutting. Is the Posy Patch a four-patch? And is this going to be so busy that I will need to mix in some calmer kaleidoscopes in another fabric? I just can't get a good vision of the finished quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie View Post
    YES, this will make a FABLOUS stack and wack quilt or a 4 patch posey. If we were closer, I would pick up this fabric from you, cut it, sew it and send it back to you ready to be sandwiched and quilted!!!!!! S&W and the 4 patch posey are some of my fabrics.....IF.....the fabric is big and bold. I would use black set in triangles for the SW for more ''punch''
    Jodimarie I'm a Kansas City transplant (from a burb on the MO. side)! Oh how I wish we were close! Not sure where or how you're saying to use the black; I thought the background was black but it's actually a dark navy blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
    I'm in the process of re-arranging my sewing room and can't put my hands on the book I've got but saw this fabric as I was sorting fabric to sell. I thought about cutting them one at a time, sounds like it would make it easier to match up the pattern. I'm just so scared to start cutting. Is the Posy Patch a four-patch? And is this going to be so busy that I will need to mix in some calmer kaleidoscopes in another fabric? I just can't get a good vision of the finished quilt.
    Yep... Posy Patch is just 4 squares (any size you want them to be) that all are cut from the same spot on the fabric. Then you arrange them into a 4-patch & you've got an awesome quilt started!

    P, S: you're from KC? I'm originally from KS... kinda the same! I LOVE KC! When I was a little girl, we went to the American Royal every fall. And Xmas on the Plaza? Heck, any time on the Plaza! Heaven!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
    Jodimarie I'm a Kansas City transplant (from a burb on the MO. side)! Oh how I wish we were close! Not sure where or how you're saying to use the black; I thought the background was black but it's actually a dark navy blue.
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    when you make a kalidascope, it is a 6 piece block, made with 60 degree triangles and you need seting triangles to put it all together. You could use dark blue instead of black but you need, IMO, a nice solid place to let your eyes rest because the main fbric is so busy....but busy in a GOOD way!!!!

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    That will make an awesome stack n whack.

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    The colors would work great!!

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    Stack and whack is the way I would go, the fabric is perfect for that!!

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