Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kaleidoscope Quilts

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a class with Paula Nadelstern in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. She taught how to make a needle star block and also how to make a kaleidoscope block. Before we began this journey, we learned how to draft a triangle using graph paper and then make the necessary templates to complete each of these projects.


  1. These are beautiful, Gita! One needs to enlarge the photos to full appreciate how complicated they are, yet how wonderfully they flow. Also, the silks from from your big trip in your last post are lovely. I'm eager to see what you create with them. The CQ Atco group will love them!

  2. I recently posted I know very little about quilting but I can spot a beautiful quilt anywhere! Your kaleidoscopes - particularly the last one featured with my favourite colours - are stunning!
    The scissors holder is a great idea for safeguarding fingers! I remember similar embroidered scissors casing for lace work in the Flanders. Each worker used petit points to customize their own.
    Thank you for visiting and Blessings to you and yours,