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Back Cover Information
It is easy to see curves in Kaleidoscope designs, but all of the seams are straight lines. Very few quilt design are as versatile and effective with so few pieces in each block. Most people find it hard to believe that all the quilts in this book are made using the same shapes.
- How to Make 14 Kaleidoscope Quilts
- Plus dozens of quilt photos for inspirration
- Easily made using From Marti Michell Kaleido-Rulers
About the Author
In 1972, Marti Michell's patchwork hobby suddenly emerged as a patchwork kit business. For nearly 14 years, Yours Truly, Inc., a premiere company in quiltmaking and fabric crafts, was owned by Marti and her husband, Richard. In 1985, the company was sold and Marti began writing books and designing fabrics, patterns and tools for several major companies in the quilting industry.
At the 1991 International Quilt Market in Houson, Marti's efforts and successes were recognized by her peers. She was selected to receive the first Michael Kile Award of Achievement, "honoring commitment to creativity and excellence in the quilting industry."
Marti is internationally recognized as an author, teacher and innovator of strip techniques and rotary cutting methods. She can cut nearly any straight-sided geometric shape with a good acrylic ruler and a rotary cutter. That did not prevent her from falling in love with the concept of actual-size acrylic templates for rotary cutting. From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates were introduced in 1995.The Michells have two grown children, Jeff, a computer engineer, lives with his family in Seattle, WA, and Stacy, a quilting industry entrepreneur, owns Shades Hand Dyed Textiles and lives in Atlanta, GA. Richard and Marti are currently enjoying pet-free living in Atlanta.
In 2004, Marti was proud to be designated as the Silver Star Honoree by Quilts, Inc. She was the eleventh recipient.
|Table of Contents|
|What is a Kaleidoscope Block?||5||Ramblin' Rose with Guacamole||40|
|Cutting Kaleidoscope Blocks||6||* Purple Geckos||49|
|Additional Cutting Tricks||8||* Electric Slide||50|
|Making Kaleidoscope Blocks||9||A 60-Degree Kaleidoscope Quilt||51|
|Adding the Corners First||9||Monkey Busy-ness!||53|
|Adding the Corners Last||11||Provence Revisited||53|
|Let the Fabric Dictate Block Size||50||Tobacco Road||55|
|Full Size Patterns||78||Kaleido Askew||61|
|Quilts - To Make - To Inspire||Morning Star Quilt||62|
|The Clasic Kaleidoscope Quilt||12||Evening Star Table Runner||63|
|* A Trio of Floating Circles Quilts||14||Other Designs|
|* Happy Scrappy Kaleidoscope||15||* Maltese Cross||64|
|Diamond Stars||16||* Starry Nine Patch||64|
|Vintage 1920s Kaleidoscope||19||* Spider Web||64|
|* Sunny Day Umbrellas||20||Kaledo Op Art||65|
|Rainbow Spin||21||Belgium Spring||65|
|* Kaleido-Whirl||24||Eight-Cornered Spider Web Quilts||66|
|* A Variation in Three Sizes||25||Appendix|
|Antique String-Pieced Kaleidoscope||26||Add This Diamond Border to Any Quilt||72|
|My Victorian Valentine||29||Preview the Design With Mirrors||74|
|Fall Fantasy||29||What Size is a Quilt?||75|
|Serendipity||30||Tips on Planning a Kaleidoscope Quilt||75|
|Mini Kaleido Odyssey||30||Using a Design Wall||76|
|Stunning Stripes||31||Sewing a Quarter-inch Seam||76|
|* A Duo of Stunning Stripes Quilts||32||Adding a Flap Border||76|
|It's Been Kaleido'd!||36||Making Mitered Borders||77|