Quilt Show Kaleidoscope
I created this quilt for my local guild's annual quilt challenge. We are hosting our 10th show at the Prallsville Mills in historic Stockton, NJ this October 5-7, 2012. So the goal of the challenge was to create a quilt to celebrate our 10th show at the Mills. The rules were pretty straightforward: include "10" of something and use red and tan somewhere in the quilt as a nod the colors of the mill buildings.
Last spring I purchased Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 software from the Kaleidoscope Collections booth while attending the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show. Their booth was so intriguing and I just knew I wanted to play! Unfortunately it took me nearly a year to find a project that would be a great reason to use it!
So for my challenge quilt, I chose 10 photos that I had taken at our 2010 show and created 8-segment circular kaleidoscopes using the software. It is very easy to use - the problem is making a decision as to which kaleidoscope to use! Here are some examples: (the software allows you to add a background behind the kaleidoscope - in this case I used red to blend with the fabric that was used to frame the Kaleidoscopes.)