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Thread: Kaleidoscope projects

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    I love your "blocks" and colors

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    so pretty! I think they should be hanging on a wall. Just MHO.

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    thanks! They are fun to do.

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    RHONDA, IF I GET TO MOVE I'M MOVING NEXT TO YOU, I'LL DO HOUSEWORK IN EXCHANGE FOR PERSONAL LESSONS :) :) :) I LOVE ALL YOUR STUFF!!!!!!!!

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    What about putting them on a sweatshirt jacket. If you have extra fabric you could do the cuffs and the bottom, the lapes too. I would certainly buy a jucket with those on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandee
    RHONDA, IF I GET TO MOVE I'M MOVING NEXT TO YOU, I'LL DO HOUSEWORK IN EXCHANGE FOR PERSONAL LESSONS :) :) :) I LOVE ALL YOUR STUFF!!!!!!!!
    LOL The house right beside us is up for sale. LOL If you enjoy small midwest town living it is a wonderful place to live. Only thing is everyone thinks they know what you are thinking before you know! LOL You just can't do anything you don't want everyone to know about!

    I would love to get a quilter moving in next door! Just let me know when you are coming Sandee!! LOL

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    Just this past week I made 12 dresden kscopes. I had found the template and instructions on line (may have been here). Those little things are addictive! My fabric was a jungle fabric, with lions, leopards, zebras, some beautiful birds and a rain forest. The kscopes turned out wonderful.
    I have the little mirrors that let you look at the fabric and see what the kscopes will look like ahead of cutting them out. Those are really nice. My Dad fixed them up for me.
    I have made one stack n whack quilt, but after this week, I prefer the dresden kscopes. Love the finished look of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4girlsmimi
    Just this past week I made 12 dresden kscopes. I had found the template and instructions on line (may have been here). Those little things are addictive! My fabric was a jungle fabric, with lions, leopards, zebras, some beautiful birds and a rain forest. The kscopes turned out wonderful.
    I have the little mirrors that let you look at the fabric and see what the kscopes will look like ahead of cutting them out. Those are really nice. My Dad fixed them up for me.
    I have made one stack n whack quilt, but after this week, I prefer the dresden kscopes. Love the finished look of them.
    I get excited to see what each one will look like. After I get about 3 of the blades cut out I have to stop and sew them together to see how the repeats are going to look. They are sooo addictive. I can't wait to see what the next one will turn out like each time I work on them.

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    They look fantastic Rhonda, nice work! I can't wait to make this block using your template, thanks!

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    Love this and esp the print you have used. We will soon be doing this as a group.

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    Awesome!

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    If you can run to making 9 you could make a smallish square lap quilt, incorporating them with other fabrics. See http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92847-7.htm for my attempt using kaleidoscopes cut from recycled fabric. Linda Rotz Miller makes lovely quilts using small numbers of kaleidocope blocks (rather than complete OBWs) http://www.quiltsandquilttops.com/

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    Those first ones are so delicate...just beautiful.

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    Thanks everyone. I have done the Dresden Kaleidoscopes for several years. I love the combination of the kaleidoscope with the look of a Dresden Plate.

    Here are a couple of fun ones I included in the ebook. I played with this cat fabric and I think they are cute!

    This first one makes me think of a spider in the center but they are the cats tails.

    I didn't realize til I had it put together the second one half of the blades are not the same as the other half.
    Can you tell the differance?
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    wowie...just read this one and very impressed with the dresden plates....the cats are tooo cute!
    Want to try this soon!

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    Aren't they fun. I love to make them, you never know what you are going to get.

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    You are truly gifted rhonda. Thank you so much for your tutorial

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    I love your work, and I would like to try these, maybe putting 2-3 for Table Runner But 1st alot of practice

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    I think these are gorgeous! They'd be doubly so as the central focus of a table cloth. Maybe add 1/4 of one to each of the four corners, point in the corner?

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    what about making them into pot holders?? ive done a few and everyone seems to like them.

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    Very nice! The mini ones are so adorable, how about using them as flower heads and add stems and leaves for a hanging or table topper? I will have to try this someday soon, intriquing! Thanks for sharing and also for your instructions and pattern, you are kind. Antylu

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    They would make great mug rugs or hot plates for holiday gifts. The patterns are pretty and year-round. Thanks for sharing.
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    [QUOTE=Rhonda;308223]I am in progress with these I will applique them onto a tote bag or other small project.

    How about using them as the crown for baby bonnets
    Jacquie

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    Rhonda, I think you should consider selling these! I love to have things like this on hand so I can whip out giftie things fast.. I would then use them on totes or pillows or table toppers, etc... Would save me lots of time! And yet I could make nice gifts..

    You could have different categories and colors... Personally I would like some Romantics, some Civil War, some 1930's...

    I'm excited about all the possibilities!

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