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Thread: Illusions

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    Super Member carrieg's Avatar
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    About 18 months ago I took a class from Karen Combs, she was at our guild. I've had the top done since then, finished the quilting this week. Did SID around the diamonds and FMQ for the rest. My thread matches really well, so you can't see the FMQ.

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    Oh, I love it.

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    Cool! Looks great!

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    Oh, that is so COOL! I really like it.

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    Does she have a website I saw a quilt made this way and have had my eyes peeled looking for the pattern or block instructions. I love the effect beautiful colours.

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    That's pretty!

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    Here's her website. If you ever have an opportunity to take any of her classes, she is an excellent teacher.

    http://www.karencombs.com/

    Color, value, and texture are what give the blocks the illusion.

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    Great job!!

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    Wonderful!

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    Wow! That's a mind bender.

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    Wow -- that's awesome! :D

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    Colour, value, and texture, eh? The colour and value I would have guessed, but texture? Looks like this needs more investigation before I attempt one.

    Lucky you, taking it as a class! That's a very cool effect.

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    that is really cool, looks great

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    Looks great! I took the same class but on a cruise earlier this month. You're right she is a wonderful teacher and very nice also. She also taught one called Transparency where you use fabrics in such a way to make some of them look transparent. I think her patterns are very easy to follow.

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    That is something interesting and love the color combo

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    Very neat.

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    That is cool. Great job.

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    Thanks ladies! I'm trying to finish up some UFOs and WIPs this year. It was a fun class. Our guild won her! I don't remember how, but we won her as a speaker for the guild and she put on a class too.

    lisa - A quilting cruise is a wonderful thing to dream about!

    The texture component is sort of you don't want any real noticeable patterns, like flowery, for 1 of your fabrics. It would ruin the illusion. I used 6 fabrics - 2 colors- dark, medium and light of each and the pattern uses her diamond templates. You also use a lot of starch.

    The top up close does NOT look as good as far away. It's pretty cool.

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    Wow, I love these patterns, that is definitiely on my to do list!!!

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    Great job!!

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    I fell in love and just ordered a kit to try :D
    Cathy

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    WOW-really neat!

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    Carol, that is sooo cool!! How big is it? And was it hard to do? I'm going to check out her site!
    :) :)

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    Awesome!

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    i love it!

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