Kaleidoscope Rhapsody in Blue, a Beginning

Kaleidoscope Rhapsody in Blue is a picnic-sized quilt I am making for the silent auction at the SIDS Foundation dinner in October.

rhap•so•dy (rāp’sə-dē)
1. Exalted or excessively enthusiastic expression22KaleidoscopeBlue of feeling in speech or writing. 2. A literary work written in an impassioned or exalted style. 3. A state of elated bliss; ecstasy. 4. Music A usually instrumental composition of irregular form that often incorporates improvisation. 5. An ancient Greek epic poem or a portion of one suitable for uninterrupted recitation.

[Latin rhapsōdia, section of an epic poem, from Greek rhapsōidiā, from rhapsōidein, to recite poems : rhaptein, rhaps-, to sew; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots + aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots.]

I have to have this quilt finished and into the hands of the auction coordinator in 7 days. No time to chat, I’m sewing! My design wall will be updated daily.



~ by Kimberly Mason on September 23, 2009.

3 Responses to “Kaleidoscope Rhapsody in Blue, a Beginning”

  1. Okay, I have a really stupid question… is it hard to make this pattern? I was just thinking that enthusiasm describes my DIL-to-be and her Georgia DAWGS passion! I have located some fabric, just need to find a pattern. What say you, oh wise quilting one?

    • Yeah, I would say it’s kinda hard, more for an Intermediate quilter…though really, that’s besides the point when it comes to using this pattern for a Dawgs *shudder* quilt. 😛

      This pattern is more about the effect of the various tones, tints and hues the fabrics create when used together and not so much about the fabric itself. You’d want something that would highlight the Dawg fabric. Something simpler, using larger and smaller squares and rectangles would work better for Dawg (and even Gator) novelty fabric (I’m not being prejudiced O:-) honest, see my halo?).

      Have a look around over here: http://www.fatquartershop.com/Easy-Quilt-Patterns-Beginner-Quilting-Patterns.asp?sid=49329231637304932&Store_id=499. The “Just Can’t Cut It” pattern is cute and if you replaced the large floral print shown on the pattern with Dawg fabric then your quilt would literally SHOUT DawgFan. *g*

  2. Love the use of fabric here. It will make a GREAT one for silent auction, too! Rock on.

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