Goal # 4 on the list was to "clean instead of quilt" so I could host the visiting workshop teacher without hanging my head in shame.
I'm happy to say, mission accomplished. In fact, I got a bit carried away and washed a number of walls, windows, and curtains in the name of spring cleaning while I was at it. All on a deadline. All at the last minute. Crazy, right?
I have made zero progress on quilting Irish Lass, but at least I have a clean house (yay!) and a partially pieced kaleidoscope!
On day one we had taped our "design walls" around the room. My tape had stuck firmly to the wall, but secretly didn't like the fuzzy batting I'd used, so...
...on day two of the workshop I found my project in a heap on the floor. *Le sigh*
After the rescue, I pinned each piece to the batting. I wasn't going to chance having to put that monkey puzzle back together again!
|Five out of twelve sections are pieced, but not yet joined to each other.|
I know it will change again when the twelve sections are joined into a whole.
The green in the very center will be lost when I trim the sections to size, and other small bits of colour may disappear into seam allowances.
Resistance is futile!
The result of this process is not predictable, but it will be beautiful nonetheless.
It's a Kaleido Show!Eighteen quilters, eighteen kaleidoscopes!
There were many design decisions along the way, with each person creating her own pattern within the technique, so each kaleido is 100% unique!
|My Mom's piece is looking zippy!|
|Hildegard's design wall was taped over a window creating a gorgeous glow!|
|I think Liz made this one - it has a lacy effect thanks to the light coming through from behind.|
|Judy's in rich earth tones.|
|Even with several chunks missing, it is easy to see how Carol's work is shaping up.|
|Nikki's is pretty in pink.|
|I think this is Vivian's - more window glow!|
|Chris' kaleido sparkles.|
|Auditioning fabric choices for "butts and wedgies"|
(Alice, is this yours?)
|I'm not certain who made this one... Jill? Shonna?|
|I'm pretty sure this is Darlene's.|
The yellow makes it so lively!
|Mary Lou's includes fabric from Thailand!|
Friends, if your kaleidoscope is not pictured here it is for one of two reasons:
- You left before I thought to get out my camera, or
- My photo of your work sucked!
In my haste to capture them all, some of my photos were blurry. Others had "people parts" blocking the shot as folks were actively working while I snapped away.
Many thanks to Kim Caskey of Edmonton for visiting our Guild and teaching this FUN-TASTIC workshop!
After my crazy cleaning binge, and the intensive nature of the kaleido workshop, I'm too exhausted to quilt! I just need a day to curl up and rest, and then I'll be back at it, full speed ahead!!!
Linking up with:
Anything Goes Mondays, at Stitch by Stitch
Show and Tell Tuesday, at i have to say...
WIP Wednesday, at Freshly Pieced
Let's Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday, at My Quilt Infatuation
Try, Learn, Grow!
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