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    Hi all,
    I've been a member here for awhile, but have never posted pictures. Thought you might be interested in my recent stuff
    The kaleidoscope quilt was created for a challenge - had to symbolize 'spring' and had to be our own design. I created the kaleidoscope blocks and frames from photos my DH took - most are from ice and snow on pine trees and weeds, some are from flower pictures. Then I inserted pictures of babies (again my DH work).

    The denim shirt jackets were created one day when I had a couple of orphan blocks, and I realized that my stuff is on a bed or on the wall, but no body ever sees it, so I created a line of denim shirt jackets
    casamanana
    aka Vicky :D

    This is Spring Sprang Sprung - I think you can zoom in for a closer look
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    One of my sweatshirt jackets
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    This is a closeup of one of the blocks in the quilt
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    Beautiful work!!! thanks for sharing!

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    I especially love the quilt. It is so different from most of the quilts I've seen. I think the black really makes the blocks pop.

    The jacket is very nice also.

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    I love the pictures you added....great touch. Right
    not I am making a Memory Wedding Quilt for my Goddaughter.
    I gave squares to all the guests to sign and now I
    am printing photos to go on each block. I need to
    go some sashing fabric because I don't like the stuff
    I bought before. It needs something more of color to
    make the photos POP. I hope it turns out the way it
    looks in my mind.

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    Thank you!

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    Dorian,
    just a suggestion - in your photo editing software, saturate the colors, increase the amount of contrast, and increase the 'brightness' a little.
    That's how I got mine to keep the rich colors when I printed on the fabric
    casamanana
    aka Vicky :D

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    Wow-that quilt is great. The jacket is beautiful.

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    Thanks for all the kind words. My internet connection is making me crazy, so I'm going to try putting the denim shirt jacket up tomorrow.
    sorry,
    Vicky :cry:

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    You do beautiful work!! Great idea on increasing photo resolutions! They came out brighter! :D :D

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    WOW!!!! Your quilt is really beautiful! I like how you added the photos also! Great idea!

    I definitely want to add this one on my list of quilts to try!

    I have been trying to figure out how to make a snowflake block quilt without using appilques! This looks like it could be turned into snowflake blocks. Plus I have always liked the look of the kaleidoscope blocks!

    Thank you for sharing your pics and inspiration!

    DeeDee

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    Wow! You are one very talented lady. Thank you for sharing with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CasaManana
    Hi all,
    I've been a member here for awhile, but have never posted pictures. Thought you might be interested in my recent stuff
    The kaleidoscope quilt was created for a challenge - had to symbolize 'spring' and had to be our own design. I created the kaleidoscope blocks and frames from photos my DH took - most are from ice and snow on pine trees and weeds, some are from flower pictures. Then I inserted pictures of babies (again my DH work).

    The denim shirt jackets were created one day when I had a couple of orphan blocks, and I realized that my stuff is on a bed or on the wall, but no body ever sees it, so I created a line of denim shirt jackets
    casamanana
    aka Vicky :D

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    Beautiful! Everything is just gorgeous!

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    Stunning quilt.

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    Yours and your husband's work is beautiful :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Gorgeoous quilt and I love the jean jacket! Great work and thanks for the pics.

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    That quilt is awesome. Great job. And I love your jackets. A great way to display your work.

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    Dee Dee,
    try www.villagequiltshoppe.com

    they have lots of free patterns, and bunches of really inexpensive patterns.

    I know they have several snowflake patterns. just do a search for them.

    They also have a quilt pattern that has different snowflakes in each block.

    I've used their patterns before, and they are accurate and well written.

    If you don't want to pay for snowflake patterns, go to www.about.com/quilt. Thousands of free block and quilt patterns - and do a search on snowflake

    casa manana
    aka Vicky :D

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    Quite unique, great job

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    Wonderful!

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    Love your quilt & jacket!!

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    i love that first pic, all are very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasaManana
    Dee Dee,
    try www.villagequiltshoppe.com

    they have lots of free patterns, and bunches of really inexpensive patterns.

    I know they have several snowflake patterns. just do a search for them.

    They also have a quilt pattern that has different snowflakes in each block.

    I've used their patterns before, and they are accurate and well written.

    If you don't want to pay for snowflake patterns, go to www.about.com/quilt. Thousands of free block and quilt patterns - and do a search on snowflake

    casa manana
    aka Vicky :D


    Thank you Vicky for sharing this added info. I will be searching thru these too.

    DeeDee

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    Thank you all for your kind words. You are all so wonderfully supportive, it's hard to comprehend because it is so different from what I'm used to in daily life - sales clerks, people walking in a door, doesn't matter where, it just seems most people are out to serve only themselves.

    Well, I'm going to try again to post one of the denim shirt jackets.

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    Denim shirt jacket back
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    Wow!!! Your denim shirt/jacket is so pretty!!!!!

    I love the blocks and fabric choices here!!!

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