Kaleido Community

I started blogging less than two months ago.  Somewhere in the middle of the 36 or so posts that have gone up for Piecedgoods thus far, I decided to start adding myself to some lists and committing to really showing some of the ‘backstage’ business of making a Kool Kaleidoscope quilt with the Process Pledge.

What’s resulted has been the equivalent of a cyber quilting retreat….How?  Why?  Well, my quilting cohorts have kept me motivated to work on the quilt through hard or discouraging moments. Mistakes have become lessons learned vs. opportunities to beat myself up.  Even my recent sidebar research expedition into what Schmetz needle numbers meant, lead to learning, and sharing.  And super-duper best of all, I’m getting to see others’ works in progress and learn from their experiences.  Here are some folks working on Kool Kaleidoscopes.

Quilt Crossing

Quiltfever

Lynda’s Quilts

Check theirs out if you haven’t already.  Their quilts are so lovely.  It’s been great fun. Thank you for being part of the community.

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10 Responses to Kaleido Community

  1. quiltfever says:

    I certainly have to thank you for getting me started. Although I had committed to making this quilt after attending the RT seminar and then told you I was going to join you and Schnap, if you hadn’t started posting photos, it would still just be an empty promise. Then after I did get started, my project would have come to a screeching halt after I cut my first disappointing pieces–except for your encouragement. I don’t usually gravitate toward group projects but this has been a real eye opener for me. There is so much synergy going on. I love it!

  2. Auntie Em says:

    I agree it’s a lot of fun to see other’s work progressing along with your own, and I’ve benefitted by reading about your experiences.
    I have just started sewing the pieces of the wedges together, and what an eye-opening experience it has been! It can be a real mystery on some of the pieces to figure out just how to put them together. It’s not “which side goes to which side?”, but how to center the two pieces so that the right amount of fabric peaks out at the edge of each seam. And let’s not even mention the bias edges and the occaisional war of the seam allowances.
    Onward and Outward!

  3. Auntie Em says:

    Forgot to mention…I really like the way your snowflakes are turning out. It was a clever idea to use the white background as the last piece of the wedge.

  4. Auntie Em says:

    Okay, I’m really not trying to hog space in the comments section I promise! But, I just found this blog of another quilter who may be starting this project too. She got her inspiration from Carol and from you.

    http://thequiltinggarden.blogspot.com

  5. Sheila Brady says:

    I am in awe of the beautiful work that you all are doing. I am only a quilting fan-girl, and Schnap acolyte, but it has been really delightful to check in on the work that you are posting about, even as I work on my creative writing. I keep finding parallels in the work of quilting and the writing, the search for balance, the importance of experimentation and seam-ripping, the intricacy of matching tone, the concern over even needle-size, just as in a sentence the swapping of a single word can leave the reader flat, or cause the voice of the speaker to come alive. And isn’t it wonderful how having a responding “voice” (even if only in black and white letters on the page) can act as inspiration and motivator? Thanks for sharing your thoughts and beautiful artwork.

  6. Lynda says:

    I am totally in love with the monochromatic look. You have really put a lot of thought into yours. I just sewed, whacked and resewed. It has been great fun. Thanks for adding my name to your list. I’ve checked the others out too and it is so much fun to see what others are doing with this pattern. I will definately make another one because it has been so fun to see how different each round of the wedge looks when added. I can see that the border may be the biggest challenge and learning experience!

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  8. Kris says:

    I LOVE that you are using whites and blacks and a bit of grey in your Kaleidoscope!!! Your’s and mine will sure be different, won’t they!!! This is super fun being part of a group that is all working on the same quilt and seeing how different they all are!! Kris

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