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Thread: Kaleidoscope quillt for oldest friend

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    This is the kaleidoscope quilt I made for my oldest friend. We have known each other since very early years of elementary school. I forgot to take pics and had to have her send some pics. She wasn't home when I went to Idaho and I left it at her business (assisted living home). When she came back home, I emailed to see if she got it. When she said no, my heart sunk. She was at her other assisted living home for a week to relieve her workers. I emailed her and told her what the bag was like that it was in and that it was a quilt. She had by now come home and gone back to the other home. When she got back, she found it and was thrilled. All of this took about 2 1/2 weeks. Talk about relief on my part!

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    Two of my favorite types of quilts in one!!!! I love it!!!! How original!!! :D :D :D

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    That is an outstanding quilt. So creative and imaginative. How long did it take to make?

    So glad your story had a good outcome. That would've freaked me out. What dear friends you have in each other to do something like this.

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    Since she barely got the outer border, you can't tell what the original fabric looks like. It is leaves, tiny blossoms, pumpkins and gourds.

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    WOW! Great work!

    Kyia

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    Awwww what a perfect label and fabric!!!! :D :D :D

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    The backing

    backing is a leaf print
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    Nice quilt. So glad it didn't get lost!!!

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    Really beautiful quilt!! I bet she totally loves it!! :D

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    Incredible quilt! Very creative and beautiful.

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    Your quilt is beautiful, I love the look of the Kaleidoscope quilts but they intimidate me REALLY bad! lol Again I will say that it is just beautiful!

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    Very original and creative!! I love the colors and the random look to it. Very very nice!!

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    Very nice. I like it alot! :D :D

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    This is AWESOME!! I love the floating, glowing cubes! You did an amazing job with this!

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    That is just wonderful! I absolutely love how you put in the other non kaleidoscope blocks in there - it makes such a wonderful design in it! Awesome placing! She has got to be loving it!

    I can hardly wait to make my first one!! I'll be cutting out some fabric for one in the near future!! (ah. I guess that means before the end of the year at the slow rate I'm going!!)

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    very pretty

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    I love the way you incorporated the hollow cubes! Can you show us a shot of the original fabric? The quilt is just wonderful.

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    Oh my gosh! Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I scanned some of the fabric so I hope it shows ok. I wasn't getting a whole lot of variance in the colors of the blocks. That is why I decided to add the cubes.

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    very pretty quilt!!

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    how beautiful! GREAT job! now, i guess, I'm gonna HAVE to learn how to do that. Any books to recommend to make it EASY????

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    It's beautiful!
    Great job!

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    Thank you all again.

    I'm not real sure how long it took. I started out doing a few block, then get something done I needed at the time, a few more, another project. I started well before I had to have it up there. Then about 2 weeks before I left, I got real serious and worked almost daily. I don't know how many times I rearranged the blocks.

    I used One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal and absolutely love her method. Also she explains the process very well. I am seriously concidering getting her encore book, One Block Wonders Encore! I guess she explains how to do the cubes in that book which I had to play with to get the look I wanted and proper size. I would think she explains everything well in this book also. EDIT: They are easier to do than it looks and they are a whole lot of fun!


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    thanks kd! I am gonna run over to joanns tomorrow and see if they have those books. OH lordy...yet ANOTHER quilt to start... a loud shout out lol

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    This is stunning. Your design is incredible. Great work.

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    I LOVE those hollow tumbling blocks! Is the pattern for those in the kaleidoscope book you mentioned or do you have an alternate pattern for those?

    Thanks!

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