Look at what Jeannette did with one fabric and Inklingo diamonds!
I used the 2″ 60 degree diamond and half diamond and drew up the rectangular outside pieces myself. It measures app. 18″ across. I handpieced it. I’m looking for another piece of fabric to make another one.
I was so impressed with her quilt that I asked her for photos of the fabric she used and close-ups of the stars.
Luckily she was willing, and she had some of the fabric left!
When I went looking for the fabric there wasn’t a lot to choose from but I thought this was very pretty. The background fabric is the same tonings as the coffee table I wanted to put it on and it makes the stars stand out even more. I didn’t put one in the centre because I always have some flowers there.
I love the close-up photos of Jeannette’s Kaleidoscope Stars!
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Just in case you missed it, there is more about Kaleidoscope Diamonds (aka “one block wonder” or “stack n whack” styles) on the blog:
- how to print identical diamonds with Inklingo
(includes tips for choosing the fabric)
- Part 1 of the movie
(beginner’s guide to hand piecing)
- Part 2 of the movie
(“circling the intersections”)
- 60 degree Diamonds 2 inch
There are more of my stars on the Inklingo Facebook page too.
Jeannette has helped me before. She is the Inklingoist who inspired the School House Shape Collection for her granddaughter Maddy. In turn, it inspired other grandmothers to sew with their granddaughters and grandsons!
You can also see Jeannettes Pie and Tarts quilt on Tilde’s Inklingo Projects blog. She fussy cut the shapes for that too. It is absolutely lovely.
Thank you, Jeannette. You are an inspiration to me in Canada—all the way from Australia. I wonder what you will do next!
If you leave a comment for Jeannette, I will make sure she gets it, okay? She is also in the Inklingo Yahoo Group.
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Linda & Monkey
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9 thoughts on “Jeannette’s Kaleidoscope Stars Quilt”
Do you know what brand this fabric is that you used? Would love to find it!
Thankyou everyone for the compliments. You should give it a go. It’s really very easy. Jeannette
This is just amazing, beautiful and inspiring work. Thank you for sharing!!!
Thanks for posting this Linda and thank you Jeannette for showing us your lovely creation! Inklingo changes how you look at fabric! Thanks again.
It is easier to see how brilliant Jeannette’s choice of fabric was when we see a big piece of it, isn’t it? Jeannette will be pleased with your reaction. I hope there are more comments here and in the Yahoo group.
OH! This is so cute!!! I have a hard time looking at fabric and seeing the hidden treasures that happen with kaleidoscope patterns. Seeing the fabric it is made from now, I know I never would have thought this would be good for a kaleidoscope! Who would have thouoght? I guess I just need to find a busy print (got lots of those!) and give it a try. I bet I’ll surprise myself!
I love the idea that the center is just quilted so Jeannette can put real flowers there!
And I love how you can do fussy cutting with Inklingo too!
Thanks for sharing!
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Makes me want to go through my stash, find a gorgeous fabric, and make ‘Swiss cheese’ out of it! Trouble is, I have so many ‘pans in the fire’ right now. Really love this little project!
I love the effect that can be created with a bit of fussy cutting. Thanks for sharing the close ups
That is so beautiful! Great fussy cutting, too!