Sunday, July 27, 2008

Kaleidoscopes

Pam of Passionate Purple Quilts has some gorgeous kaleidoscope blocks on her blog. Elaine at Elaine Adair Pieces has some scrappy ones on her blog also. This is a block I have always wanted to try but needed a ruler to cut the wedges. After looking at their wonderful results, I went shopping. Pam was really helpful telling me about her ruler.

This is what I bought, it is the Kaleido-ruler by Marti Mitchell. I ordered it from Joann's. com using a 50% off coupon. So that covered the shipping. How it can cost almost $7 to mail a piece of plastic drives me crazy but that is another post! I am excited to try it and hope my blocks are half as well done as theirs are. They have really set a high standard here! (so I will practice a lot before I post one!) Quilt In A Day has one also, but it was just to cut the wedges, this one is for the side blocks also.




Julia and Colin were here all last week during the day and we had a sleep over on Friday night. It was DD's birthday on Sat. plus they celebrated their wedding anniversary during the week. Kids stayed here so Mom and Dad could go out to dinner. They will be here this week, then off to school. Needless to say, we are having great fun. We have been in the pool everyday, made gifts for Momma's birthday and played. Nana, then crawls to the couch with a book after they go home and then off to bed early so she can do it again the next day. The energy that those two have is a little challenging to keep up with when you are a old lady!

7 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

I want to make one of those, too, so will interested in your experience as a first-time kaleidoscope quilter. Please keep us informed!

Amelia said...

I looked at their quilts....and I like them...do practice and let us know how your blocks are turning out. I think it would be a fun pattern to do.

As for the shipping charge of $7.00...I agree the shipping/handling discourages me from doing much ordering on-line or from catalogs.

I bet you are pooped from being the entertainment committee of one with the grandchildren. I know you love them - but all their energy can sometimes make us older people tired from just watching them.

Patty said...

I've passed on an award to you. http://pipstitch.blogspot.com/2008/07/one-more-award.html

Granny Lyn said...

boy, howdie, it sounds like our house!! Fall into bed at night, and jump up every morning with tons to do.

I can't wait to see your kaleidoscope squares, let us know if they really are as easy as it sounds. Good luck!

Teresa said...

I have that ruler too but have not had a chance to figure it out yet. I'll be watching your blog to see how you do with it. I also purchased the Kaleido 10 Tool. I so agree with you on the shipping costs. I could not find the ruler locally, ordered, paid the shipping and darn, the LQS got it in the next week.

Belvie said...

Looking foward to seeing your project with the ruler.

Not much ordering on-line at my house either due to the high cost of shipping and handling. I always look to see what they charge before I even consider placing an order. Some sites make it almost impossible to find those charges.

Dani said...

Love your blog and glad I dropped by....I'll be back