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    wow it is awsome love it love it love it. What can I say outside of blue is my faviorite and i know now that it will be the next one I do as I have just about got the gold one done...Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    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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    I'm really liking to go becoming friends with you!

    You do your quilts this insane way too??? Poor of us... LOL

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    love the fabric great job!

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    Like - no LOVE this one, these colors are beautiful, wonderful work on this quilt!

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    Great job and love the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE

    How much fabric did you order? Sorry for all the questions.
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    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
    Wow, you couldn't have written it better. I feel like I've just had a tutorial from Eleanor Burns....LOL. I did the same thing with an oriental quilt I made with a Robert Kaufman panel and paperpieced fans, and lanterns. It was my first attempt at making a "mind over pattern quilt". Ha Ha, I think my mind wasn't quite sufficent.
    Here is a picture of it. Screwystewy did the longarm quilting and I filled in the geshia's kimono on my home machine.
    Thanks for all your help and encouragment.
    It's really appreciated

    Sent the wrong pic, I'll send it again. this is the pre-quilting pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    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! :)
    :-D
    I'm really liking to go becoming friends with you!

    You do your quilts this insane way too??? Poor of us... LOL
    Oh yes ... even if I somewhat follow the pattern, there's bound to be some changes, just to make it mine. HATE reading and following instructions! :)

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    Beautiful - It looks like a collection of old fashioned dinner plates - I love it.

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    Whoa. Your work looks so perfect. Love it. Hope to do one of these one day.

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    Stunning!

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    Beautiful!

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    Very beautiful. I love the colors

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    Very beautiful. I love the colors

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    Your quilt reminds me of an antique tile floor. It is just lovely.

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    So pretty, all in blue!

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    You did a GREAT JOb. Love it

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    Superb work. There is plenty of matching of stripes when you work with Jinny's fabric. The extra effort is well worth it for the effects you get. Nice job and very nice quilt.

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    Love them all.

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