Thursday, June 25, 2009

Couldn't help it!

Hmmmmm ... now how do I want to spend my time? Listening to the TV, with yet another news disaster, or a story about Hollywood and/or financial excessiveness, or how we're going to be taxed more, or the sordid too-personal details of ....

Or ?????? ... should I spend my energies creating something like this?????
You've seen two of these before, but a third (Joan's, left) has been added to the mix - DH and I both thought this array looked like candy or like those Italian glass paperweights. Joan's is especially "valuable", meaning she was immensely successful in blending VALUES, in addition to blending her many colors. We both took the same class by M'liss Rae Hawley last October at QuiltNebraska in Chadron. The variety of fabrics in her Kaleidoscope is amazing!

This is a photo collage for a workshop I'm presenting in September that is already filled! How nice is that?

Thank you to my friends Sue, for filling in during my absence, and to Joan, for your amazing talent!

Should I mention that early this morning I finished another K quilt top and it's ready for sandwiching? (On good, another trip to the LQS for batting.) 8-))

19 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These quilts are so charming. Love the color combinations. They are all lovely.

Nancy said...

The quilts are stunning!

LC said...

Love them. I like Ricky Tim's K quilts too. Just when I am seriously attacking my UFO's you had to go and post another temptation! LOL.

Jeanne said...

Great quilts, Elaine. Keep them coming.

Sharon said...

Wow, don't these look great all together? Thanks for that inspirational photo! I see your friend Joan used some large florals and maybe some batiks? to help with the color progression. She did a bang-up job!

How great that you're doing a workshop AND it's already full! Yay for you! Wish I could come, but NE is a bit far!

Joyce said...

I love the way the designs seem to overlap on these quilts. Beautiful.

CJ said...

GORGEOUS quilts! WOW!

Exuberant Color said...

I love Joan's quilt. You know how much I love multicolor quilts.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Definitely stick with those!! Tracey

Barbara said...

Beautiful quilts! I just love the color and value combinations. It takes a very good eye to have such beautiful combinations like those. You just amaze me how many quilts you have made, and each seems more beautiful than the last.

Judy said...

Fabulous quilts!! I now have my kaleidoscope book, fabric strips and ruler out for the next new project. :-)

julieQ said...

Each time I see your kaleidoscope, I love it more. Must do!!

MARCIE said...

Great looking quilts. I would love to be in your class!

Shasta said...

These are beautiful! I am making a simple K quilt, and it is now a UFO. I can't imagine doing them with pieced triangles!

Purple Pam said...

That picture is beautiful, so full of color. Congrats on a full class. I wish I could be there to participate. Looking at your quilts makes me want to get the two kaleidoscope quilts finished that I have started.

Rose Marie said...

These are amazing ..... I must make one at some point!

FLO_rancher said...

Eager to learn the secret to getting the fabric strips just right. To make the best of fabric on hand.sew peacefully

Candace said...

What a beautiful picture they make together one even prettier than the next, but impossible to pick a favorite. I wish I lived close enough to take your class.

Beth said...

OH! The colors are GORGEOUS! The pattern reminds me of the pattern years ago when the TV station would go off for the night.Remember the bullseye pattern? Gee...I'm dating myself aren't I? heheheheheh