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Thread: Kaleidoscopes

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    Has there been any tutorials for the kalaidoscope pattern? I would like to try that but have not seen anything on it. Is it hard? As I really can't remember anyone posting any finished piece done like that. Is there any site that might give directions? Thanks for any input.

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    Try reading thru some of these posts and see if you find anything.:)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....doscope&u=&s=0

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82376-3.htm

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    I was just looking for Marti Mitchel rulers etc and saw she has some free design sheets to download, may be that will be a bit of help for you?
    http://www.frommarti.com/downloads/K_grids.pdf

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    I woul recommend that you get one of the books, either One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal, or Stack & Whack by Bethany Reynolds. They look very different, so you need to decide which one you like best. To see examples of both, use the Search function.

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    Marti Michell has a great video and ruler and book called abc.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o2K9LSmDK8

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    It depends on what type of kaleidoscope you want to do. There are simple ones and than there are very complex ones like Paula Nadelstern make. I have made both and enjoyed them. If you want to do the kind that uses the Kaleido ruler the secret is to sew from the outside to the middle. If you want to do Paula Nadelstern, have lots of patience. Here is a picture of one I did. It is about 27" square and has over 300 pieces. If you've never seen a Paula Nadelstern, google her and look at those on her website. They are incredible!
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    Ricky Tims has a book & video out called Kool Kaleidoscope.
    Our local Quilt Club had lots of fun in a class creating these!

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    Hi our own Rhonda has a tute and it is wonderful... I have made one... Sorry to say,not because I don't want to just haven't been able to focus on something that has to be so precise to come out right. SIGH!!! But one day soon... I had fun making this and really want to continue using same material. Don't think I will be able to use same look but I do love the colors and it is so happy and bright looking.. Here is a picture of my one and only but not the last one. BillsBonBon

    Kalidascope using Rhondas tute.
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    Thanks to all who responded. Will check them all out and hope I ca try it. And BonBon, yours is awesome. If i can do half as good as yours I will be estatic.

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    where do you find Rhondas tut? I tried search and several other sites and the only thing I could find was where you had to order the CD for 29.95.

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    I believe this is the link,she is wonderful with directions,shows exactly what to do with pictures and drawings.. worth every cent I paid for the download. Bill'sBonBon
    PS you can do big or little ones with this.. I prefer the big plates.





    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/983-owz.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by busygranny
    where do you find Rhondas tut? I tried search and several other sites and the only thing I could find was where you had to order the CD for 29.95.
    The Ebook isn't a cd. It is a file you download and you can print it off if you want to. I am always available if you have questions or I can help in any way.

    You can find the basics on my free teaching website.
    http://www.bitsnpiecesworkshop.com/p...eidoscopes.php

    I go into a lot more detail in the book but you can learn the basics pretty easily.

    I have a small size template in the book and the size template for an 8" across Dresden Kaleidoscope.

    My method is a combination of a kaleidoscope and a dresden plate. There are a few sites online where you can find this idea but I tried to make it easy to understand and follow the steps to great looking Dresden Kaleidoscopes.

    I also show 3 differant ways to finish the Dresden Ks in the book

    I can't use anything I put in the book to teach for free but I can help you with the basics. If you need any help just let me know!

    sorry not trying to sell here just to explain the differance.

    I did do a tutorial on making a mousepad with a Dresden Kaleidoscope which I still use.

    I think that is the one you will see on the Quilting Paradise newsletter

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    Thank you very much. I will check every thing out and if I need help, will holler. Thank you

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    I meant to post this for you earlier and didn't do it. Here is the topics list of all the threads that show the differant kinds of kaleidoscopes. some of mine are there and the One Block wonders and other shapes of kaleidoscopes.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1006

    This is one of my threads showing my pansies Dresden Ks
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-18738-1.htm

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    Just wanted to post some WIP, two pictures of Kaleidoscopes Quilts. They are made with the same stratas of fabric but look entirely different! The stratas were also cut at different angles. Tme to quilt now!
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    Oh my goodness!!!!!!! That is gorgeous! Especially the second one. How on earth did you do that? Is that a pattern? If so, what is the name of it? I have to know how to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralice
    Just wanted to post some WIP, two pictures of Kaleidoscopes Quilts. They are made with the same stratas of fabric but look entirely different! The stratas were also cut at different angles. Tme to quilt now!
    These are from the book by Ricky Tims, Kool Kaleidoscopes
    There is also a very good dvd which he does which is excellent. If you belong to "The Quilt Show" Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims, he does a workshop on them.

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    Oh wow, these are fantastic!


    Quote Originally Posted by ralice
    Quote Originally Posted by ralice
    Just wanted to post some WIP, two pictures of Kaleidoscopes Quilts. They are made with the same stratas of fabric but look entirely different! The stratas were also cut at different angles. Tme to quilt now!
    These are from the book by Ricky Tims, Kool Kaleidoscopes
    There is also a very good dvd which he does which is excellent. If you belong to "The Quilt Show" Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims, he does a workshop on them.

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