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  1. #11
    Block Queen

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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    Awesome, what a great accomplishment.
    One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    Ooooooooh your quilts are always gloriously beautiful! This one is amazing! Glory Howdy Be, do get it custom quilted. This is a once in a lifetime kind of quilt!
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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    Wowser is right. This is a legacy quilt for sure. Do post your pictures once it is quilted.

    It's been a pleasure to follow as you completed sections of your quilt. Truly amazing. Well done Denise.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Lady View Post
    Wowzer , it is! That's beautiful, and complicated.

    Denise, I have a question though: when a quilt is foundation pieced, are all the blocks done that way or just some? it looks like you got every point perfectly. Every flying geese is true. And the corner blocks, I don't know what they're called, just fabulous. Thanks for posting this.
    Most of the foundation pieced quilts that I do are a combination of pieced blocks and foundation pieced blocks. You piece the easy blocks, like a log cabin, or a HST, and foundation piece the ones with weird angles and long skinny points. This is the first pattern I did where the instructions had you foundation piece everything. There was literally only one dimension given in the pattern. The author wanted you to foundation piece kaleidoscope blocks ( these are actually easy if you have the Creative Grids 60 degree ruler and use a good quality batik fabric), pin wheels (no I measured the foundation and then just pieced them), log cabins (heck no, I measured the foundation and then pieced them), even the flying geese. I have tried lots of methods of flying geese and have been getting really good results using the 4-At-Time method but this time I wanted to use up my scraps and make each geese from a unique piece of fabric (so the four at a time method would not work). So I said what the heck let me try foundation piecing two geese and see how it goes. I used freezer paper for the foundation because I hate ripping off paper. I can reuse each freezer paper foundation about eight times before it wears out. Darn if I didn't love the freezer paper pieced flying geese method. It only took me seconds longer to piece, I saved almost all the time back because the trim process went so much quicker, and I got flawless points. So the moral of the story to me was to keep trying new methods, even if you think you won't like them, because you may actually find a more enjoyable method.
    The corner blocks are called a mariners compass. Foundation pieced they are no more difficult than the other blocks, they just take longer because there are more pieces and thus more straight lines to sew. I did accidentally trim the wrong line twice on the mariners compass block (human error, it was late, I was tired) but no big deal with freezer paper. I just seam ripped out the bad piece, and did it again. The freezer paper kept the bias edges of the good piece stable as I ripped out and replaced the bad piece.

    With freezer paper I am mighty and fearless.
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  5. Thanks Grey Lady, Claire Hallman, Babs quilts thanked for this post
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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    Award winning! Your work is always so nice.

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    I am in awe! That is gorgeous and a real treasure! Thanks for sharing it.

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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    WOW absolutely beautiful.
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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    Oh my gosh! That is beautiful, like someone said I would love to see it in person. You are very talented. I would like to see pictures of it after it is quilted.

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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    Nothing to add except...WOW!

    Gina

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    Default Re: Kaleidoscope Dreams pieced, Its a wowzer!

    OH my goodness.....this is absolutely breath-taking!!
    I love the colors, so beautiful.

    Of course you should be PROUD.....It is gorgeous, BRAG ON....BRAG ON...…
    I'd be as pleased as punch too!

    Oh....BTW......my Aunt Susie used to say "I'm as pleased as punch"....I never knew why or where she came up with the phrase, although I have heard other people use it too.
    So, I looked up the reason for the saying....and here's the article that tells where the saying come from!
    http://www.griefnet.org/

    Before anyone reads the link I posted, did any of you know where the saying came from originally?

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