Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kaleidoscope Table Runner

The end of January 2015, I attended a quilt class in New York City at The City Quilter.  The class was given by Paula Nadelstern -- she's famous for her kaleidoscope quilts.
I learned this "60/30" technique.  Using Paula Nadelstern's fabrics (two yards made these six blocks), she taught us how to cut triangles & sew them together to give this kaleidoscope look.
At first glance, the blocks may look the same -- but all six are different. 

Sherbet Rainbow

 I made this small quilt (42" square) with leftover fabric bits from Candy Tiles.  Perfect for a baby gift!

Candy Tiles

 This quilt measures about 60" square.  I used Debbie's Creative Moments pattern "Barbara's Antique."
 I am donating this quilt to a Leukemia & Lymphoma fund raiser -- it will be in their silent auction.
 My friend & neighbor Debbie has a long-arm machine quilter & she offered to do the quilting.  Great job!
I finished this quilt in December 2014.

Gray & Blue Crocheted Blankie

 I've crocheted this same pattern before but I keep making it because I like it!  Plus every time I make it, I choose different colors so it's never boring to make.
 Close up of the contrasting trim.
Where's Waldo?

Blankies for Babies

 I made a baby girl quilt; my friend Angela knitted a blankie -- both were donated to a good cause.
 Close up of the knitted blankie -- it looks whitish but is really yellowish.
Close up of the quilt.