Kaleidoscope quilts by Paula Nadelstern »
InstructionsKaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook: Create One-Block Masterpieces; New Step-by-Step Instructions from amazon.com and one more of Paula's books.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Funky, Mod
We used many hand painted fabrics and 2-tones but mostly hand dyed fabrics and anything that was artsy. Martin and I worked on these together as I did all the quilting while he worked on the tops. I supplied all the materials. They were all made on a 1909 Singer Treadle machine and a Singer Red Eye from 1919. I donated the Red Eye to charity.
What was your inspiration?
I set my son up with a studio in Oregon and I went there often to work on these. He made the tops and I took them home and put them together with batting, backs and hand quilted them. There are many more but I only have these few. They hang in a home in Elkton, OR.
What are you most proud of?
That my son was able and willing to take time out of his busy ranch job in Elkton to work on these wall hangings. He was a first-time quilter and took to it like a duck to water. He has since given me all the things back and lives and works on a Pace Maker boat in a dock at Winchester Bay, OR. He no longer quilts sad to say.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Many do these types of art quilts. Just find a good book and start cutting and sewing the pieces up to suit you. There are NO rules here only basic quilting rules that MUST be followed with regards to seams and sewing them well.