Wednesday, April 18, 2012

PANDEMONIUM!!!

24 comments:

  1. Fantastic! The enlarged photo over at Glorious Color is terrific for checking out the details.

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  2. Oooh yay, I'm coming over!! xo

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  3. I ordered mine! I've been waiting for weeks. Is anyone out there going to make the whole quilt? I plan to pick and choose the elements I like best and make a few smaller quilts. We'll see if that really happens.
    Thank you Kim! Thank you Liza!

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  4. There are four of us justing waiting to begin. We have been buying and sharing fabrics since we first saw parts of it. We all four are going to make all of it.

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  5. Does anybody want me to do an " online" class with this quilt in this blog? Things like what to watch out for/ which parts of the block you might want to choose fabrics first or are those previous posts on Pandemonium enough? Let me know. I'm happy to pass on my experience whilst I was making this one
    Kim McL

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    1. Absolutely......just let me know when

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    2. I would love that! thanks!
      Kathie
      http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com/

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    3. Two of us are in Washington state and two are friends in another state. I am in Newport.washington

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    4. How generous Kim

      Of course an online class would be sensational. Have ordered my pattern and some spots!

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  6. would love an online class...much appreciated

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  7. Of course we do. That would be a treat.

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  8. Who would turn down such a generous offer? Not me!

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  9. This is going to be fun! seeing I've never done an "online class" - shall we just muddle along and see how we go? Let me know if you would like me to go over something in more / less detail.

    I'm going to be internet-less for about 8 to 10 days, so in the mean time, you might like to start cutting up the freezer paper templates and bag them in a ziplock bags?

    A tip - when you are cutting up those freezer paper templates, say a bird - number the body as 1 and the tail 1-2 and the wing 1-3 and if you make a slash mark on the wing/body join and a double slash mark on the tail/body join BEFORE you cut the pieces, it will make it easier to position the parts together. By numbering the applique pieces as described, you'll be able to see which part belongs to what. I also don't cut the parts all the way till I get to iron them on the print fabrics - so, if taking that bird as an example, leave a little part of the body/tail and body/wing joins so they are just still attached. I hope you are getting what I'm trying to say? may be I'll do a sample and photograph it and do a post?

    The other thing you need to decide is the applique background fabrics. These blocks are surrounded by pieced blocks. So, you may have to consider that it might be good to have a contrast between the applique background and the pieced block backgrounds. I wanted to use the shot cotton/ prints for the pieced blocks, so a print fabric like the "spots" might be good. You can use different colour fabrics for the applique background. Don't worry about things not co-ordinating together. This quilt has soo many things in it, that most fabrics will go together ( within the genre that is - might not go too well putting Kaffe's and '30s fabric).If you haven't tried those shot cottons, they are really lovely with the Kaffe collective prints.

    So - till I get back up in the internet again soon?
    Post your fabric choices or whatever else you'd like everyone to see. Cheers, Kim McL

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  10. It's going to get exciting with an online class and I bet there are going to be a lot of tips and tricks shared here.
    Thanks Kim for making the time!

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  11. My DH has just ordered the Pandemonium pattern for me, so let the fun begin! (looking at it, dreaming about it, choosing the fabrics...).I have prepared the freezer paper templates for the Flower Garden in their ziplock bags, ready to go, so I have some catching up to do LOL. I shall have to live to be a hundred and fifty or so to finish them, so I will try and do just that! Thanks Kim for offering to help us along the way! Your quilts make me so happy! I love them!

    Digna
    (The Netherlands)

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  12. My pattern has arrived, and it is a joy to behold. The templates and instruction booklet are so nicely done--very clear guides to the construction ahead. It is clear a great deal of thought and care went into the making of the pattern and its parts, so I'm registering my profound thanks to the pattern designer(s) and printers. Elements such as suggested layouts for cutting the backgrounds (and including extra margins for appliqued pieces) are incredibly helpful.
    If it is possible to set up a link on the main page devoted to Kim's construction tutorials, I hope you can do it as a handy reference while we continue to admire posts on all the earlier projects we continue to work on.
    THANK YOU!

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  13. Thanks Marion. Doing the instructions and printing was a team effort. I think they came out very well. Be sure to post your progress.
    Liza

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  14. Oh, Kim. Can't wait to start the class! My pattern's on order. I'm still working on the Roseville Album as well, but since I'm about to retire and be a lady of leisure....
    Robin

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  15. I would love to join your online class, Kim. I finished Flower Pots just the day before Liza made Pandemonium available for purchase. Kismet, wouldn't you agree?

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  16. I have ordered the pattern and the background fabrics. I have a good collection of Kaffe fabrics so am hoping to use some of these. I would love to join in the online classes.

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  17. Great! I'm looking forward to doing this " online" class - I'll get it going during this week sometimes. Kim McL

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