Saturday, February 18, 2012

FNSI and The Workshop……..

Last night for FNSI I managed to finish sewing the Flying Geese rows and attach them to my “Friendship Medallion Quilt”

“Going Dotty”
    
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Also got more of my “Postage Stamp rows sewn together.

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Now it was after midnight and I had to service my machine, pack it up with my other bits to go to a Kaleidoscope  workshop with "The Patch" ladies later today.

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after getting set up in the hall, first thing was to iron my 4 1/2 metres of fabric.

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Then fold it into six. Being sure to align the fabrics repeats correctly. Then the fun begins, placing two pins in the top at precise points and “Fruufing” it to get the pattern to match correctly.( We HOPE ) Then LOTS more pinning and patience. LOL.

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At this point I was ready to give up BUT I persisted thanks to Jo our tutors help and encouragement.

Finally after a few hours of fiddling and pinning it was time to cut my fabric into rows.

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Then the rows into Triangles. Being sure to pin each little group together.

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At last I could see why we had to pin so precisely and

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I LOVE how each Kaleidoscope blocks are turning out. Mind you there is a lot of sewing to do before it becomes a quilt.

Off to the cave now to unpack and do some sewing.
Hope you all have a great stitching weekend.

31 comments:

  1. Hello Maria,

    Love your Kaleidoscope quilt, good luck with it. The fabric you chose is so pretty.
    happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  2. you did well with the FNSI... dotty is coming along well - the dots give it quite a muted look? and progress on your postage stamps... quite a good project for FNSI nights.... I did a similar idea but only 4 squares... your kaleidoscope is much more complicated - I'm looking forward to seeing how you then put it together...
    Hugz

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  3. oh I love those kaleidoscope blocks! I used to do this with photos for scrapbooking, such a great look. Glad you had some good sewing time. I am off to sew with my small group today... need to get some blogging in soon!

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  4. Those kaleidoscope blocks are just amazing!!!!! You need to do a tutorial for us. ;-)

    Going Dotty looks great!

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  5. I love the kaleidoscope blocks are brilliant. How good is that!

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  6. Oh I love the Kaleidoscope blocks! Just gorgeous. And your quilt top with the flying geese looks great, too. Looks like you had the most productive of FNSI's. :o) Have a great weekend!
    xo

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  7. Lovely projects , the kaleidoscope quilt is just amazing , wow , that will be a beautiful quilt !

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  8. My friends and I got a short lesson on this but none of us have tackled it yet. Love your colors!

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  9. Love your 'dottie' Maria you must be so pleased .....and your kaleidoscope blocks how good doe they look...it is amazing how this works...

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  10. WOW love the fabric you chose and you chose so well as how fantastic do you kaleidoscopes look... love them xxx

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  11. Your dotty quilt is looking great Maria. I love the kaleidoscope blocks. Looking forward to seeing them all put together. Certainly a good weekend of sewing for you and there's still a day to go!

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  12. Lovely work, Maria!
    The postage stamp quilt continues to amaze me, and now you are tacking a kaleidoscope quilt! I have appointed you my quilting hero. Wearing the sash and the crown are entirely optional...Cheers, and have a lovely weekend.

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  13. wow Maria they look unreal,well done.xx

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  14. your dotty quilt looks great. Will this be the last row?
    All that attention to pinnin paid off with your Kaleidoscope blocks. They look great.

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  15. Wow love those Kaleidoscope blocks and will be watching to see them come together!!!
    Happy stitching-
    Hugs, di and miss gracie

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  16. Wow, it seems everyone had fun at Jo's workshop. Can't wait to see your finished quilt and all the others too. I'm sort of sad I didn't do it too but how many UFOs do I really need. This year I'll finish off some stuff and next year I'll be able to start afresh.
    Great work!

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  17. O Maria!
    Your projects are mind-blowingly awesome! I can truly say I would NEVER even think of something like this. I would think you would have to have good eyes, great nerves & a love & dedication to your craft. My hat goes off to you- "Fabric- Mistress" !

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  18. Wow, you had a great weekend! I love your projects. And yes, kalidescope is tedious, but oh, so worth it.

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  19. All those Flying Geese..Great Job the're not my fav...love your kaleidascope Blocks they will make a Fabulous Quilt...
    cheers

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  20. Your dotty quilt is lovely and, Wow!, your kaleidoscope blocks are amazing, well worth all the pinning.

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  21. WOW WOW WOW look at those kaleidoscopes so patient so beautiful

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  22. Wow Mum, that kaleidoscope block looks amazing. You will have to come and show me how to do it. Looking forward to your visit :-)

    Now is the dotty one finished?
    Love Sandra

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  23. Love the Kaleidoscope! We recently had a whole show on Stack and Whack. And now I am searching for the PERFECT fabric.

    glen: not that I need more fabric, but you know.......

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  24. Going Dotty is fabulous! So full of spots... The ends of the rows from the kaleidoscope quilts make fabulous hexie flowers...little kaleidoscope hexies.

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  25. a lot of work but well worth it for the effect you got in your blocks...lovely...

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  26. Hello Maria, enjoyed your post, one lady of my quilting group had made a similar quilt..love your choice of colours. Hugs, O'faigh

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  27. Your Kaleidoscope blocks are amazing. I know I would not be able to make them. I do not have the patience and I know I would mess up the pinning some how.

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  28. Wow you have been very busy despite the heat. I can't wait to see how the kaleidoscope blocks look when the quilt is finished. Love the colours.
    Hugs, Jan Mac

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  29. You will have one stunning quilt when it's done and I'm sure it will be worth it!

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  30. I love doing kaleidoscope quilt !! Each block is a surprise !
    Have fun !!
    Florence

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