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    WOW!!!!! Classical Kalaido.......love love it, it's very gorgeous one.

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    That is beautiful fabric, as is the quilt. do you know the name or where you got it.
    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfbrazell
    That is beautiful fabric, as is the quilt. do you know the name or where you got it.
    Robert
    Robert, you are asking me the name of what, exactly? Then fabric is Jinny Beyer (http://www.jinnybeyer.com/)... the pattern: I did an octagonal kaleido block, cut with plastic templates that I've cut and marked (I've marked the most important points of the fabric design, to be very acurate... all the quilt planning I made by my mind, fighting against the exactly (almost lack) of fabric amount! LOL really....

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    oh, i love it....you've inspired me!!!!

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    Very pretty!

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    Beautiful!!

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    Wow that is a stunning quilt!..Is it hard to do?..and is there a free quilt pattern somewhere?..thanks for sharing..It really is beautiful

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    PRETTY!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful! I LOVE kaleidoscopes!

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Fantabulous!! Love the colors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes
    Quote Originally Posted by rfbrazell
    That is beautiful fabric, as is the quilt. do you know the name or where you got it.
    Robert
    Robert, you are asking me the name of what, exactly? Then fabric is Jinny Beyer (http://www.jinnybeyer.com/)... the pattern: I did an octagonal kaleido block, cut with plastic templates that I've cut and marked (I've marked the most important points of the fabric design, to be very acurate... all the quilt planning I made by my mind, fighting against the exactly (almost lack) of fabric amount! LOL really....
    I found the border prints and found one I really like. I've made a kalidescope with some African ladies dancing and it turned out great, but I can't wait to do the border print WOW, your's is SPECTACULAR. How much fabric did you order? Sorry for all the questions.
    R

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    Very very pretty!

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    As much as I love brights, I really love the subtle and mellow feel of your quilt....beach colors, too....ahhhh....

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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    It's beautiful Sylvia!!! Thanks for the close up photos......really shows the design :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfbrazell
    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes
    Quote Originally Posted by rfbrazell
    That is beautiful fabric, as is the quilt. do you know the name or where you got it.
    Robert
    Robert, you are asking me the name of what, exactly? Then fabric is Jinny Beyer (http://www.jinnybeyer.com/)... the pattern: I did an octagonal kaleido block, cut with plastic templates that I've cut and marked (I've marked the most important points of the fabric design, to be very acurate... all the quilt planning I made by my mind, fighting against the exactly (almost lack) of fabric amount! LOL really....
    I found the border prints and found one I really like. I've made a kalidescope with some African ladies dancing and it turned out great, but I can't wait to do the border print WOW, your's is SPECTACULAR. How much fabric did you order? Sorry for all the questions.
    R
    I'll jump in here for our BrazilianChica! ....
    RFBrazell ... when doing an 8 point Kaleido, you need eight repeats of the fabric. A OBW is 6 points, so six repeats. Likewise 4 for 4PP. So how much depends on your repeat length.

    A pattern repeat of atleast 12" works best. 24" repeat will give you a lot more variation on your results. And if you want it bigger and more kaleidos, in each case, you just buy multiples.

    My OBW was a 12" repeat. I used about 1-2/3 repeats and the finished size is 41"x67". Here, have a peak!!!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-123058-1.htm

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    Your quilt just gives me the most tranquil feeling! It's wonderful, my favorite color is blue so I really love it!

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    Absolutely Adorable.

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    These are just stunning. Love the colors.

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    Very pretty! I love your blocks and her fabrics!

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    unbelieveably wonderful!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE

    How much fabric did you order? Sorry for all the questions.
    R
    TY, Robert, for your kind words... TY, QuiltE, for your help...

    Robert, as I've said, this was my first kaleido, so I still have a lot of doubts, a lot of new points to learn... for example, I didn't know nothing about what QuiltE has written here!

    So sorry, but I really don't remember the amount of fabric I had... when I've found it on quilt shop I've bought the whole last small amount of fabric (border).

    As I usually do in my quilts, I begin to sew without a complete and definite plan... what is always a nightmare for me... LOL...

    What has happened with this quilt was:
    1)I've loved the fabric and bought it...
    2)It was just a long time that I wanted to try a kaleido, and this border seemed perfect to me...
    3) then I did some studies of the look of the pattern with two mirrors...
    4) I've sewn all the kaleido blocks that my fabric has allowed me... it was 16!
    5)then, I've measured the area these blocks represented
    6)I've measured my bed, and decided the measures of my desired quilt (OMG, you may be noticing how insane is this... LOL)
    7) I came back to the quilt store, and began to find the 2 other fabrics that matched colors with my blocks (the light and dark turquoise blue)
    8) back home again, I began to cut and sew strips...
    9) back to the quilt store, to buy a dark navy blue for backing and bias...
    10) back home again, to finish the quilt...

    I don't recommend this behavior, definitely!

    Exactly now I'm almost crazy with a quilt, dealing with the same problem: as always, I began it without a "published pattern"... the fabric I'm sewing has a delicious touch, but is terrible to be sewn... it is a very soft and smooth Shannon Fabric I've bought last year when in Houston Festival (http://www.shannonfabrics.com/index....&cPath=712_730)...

    Every time I do this, every time I swear my next quilt pattern will be found in a magazine... LOL

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    Just beautiful

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    SFGuimaraes ... the more you post, the more I like you!
    I don't have your talents ... more of my quilts have evolved like yours do!

    Patterns ... ha! just go with the flow and create! :)

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