A Finish and A Beginning

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Wednesday night I took the last stitch and the butterfly kaleidoscope stars top is finished. All completely hand pieced. And every minute of it was pure enjoyment. It is approximately 55 x 84.  I purposely did half stars at the … Continue reading

Butterfly Kaleidscope Stars … Again

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See this lovely stack of butterfly kaleidoscope stars, all with their surrounding diamonds? The stack is made up of more stars than it appears. There are well over 60 stars in that pile. And now they’re all done. Next is figuring out … Continue reading

A Quarter of Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stars

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More before and after pictures with this quartet. I’ve been having fun finding their before shots. First up. The after shot. The centre of this one makes me think of a palm tree. The second, with its before shot. And … Continue reading

More Before and After Kaleidoscope Stars

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Once I got started with the before and after shots, I couldn’t stop. And for today’s group I found the before shots of them all. Before. After. Before. After. Before. After. Before. After. Before. After. The centre of this one … Continue reading

Some Before and After Kaleidoscope Stars

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I said yesterday I was going to find some of the before shots of these stars and I have. For four of the five I’m showing today, at least. Try as I might, I couldn’t find the fifth one’s original shot. I … Continue reading

Three More Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stars

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Why only three? Because I spent a lot of time on the weekend figuring out the setting for the completed butterfly kaleidoscope stars. Now that’s done I’m going to work to get the butterfly kaleidoscope stars finished as quickly as … Continue reading

More and More Butterfly Stars

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Thanks to a couple of lovely comments on the last post, I am going to keep showing these beauties as I add their setting diamonds. But I am not going to try to pick favourites. Because it is, as I … Continue reading

Stars, Stars and More Stars

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I know, I know – I said I wasn’t going to show each of these as I add their setting diamonds, but I can’t resist! They really do look a bit different once they’re surrounded by the setting diamonds. I … Continue reading

Butterfly Kaleidoscope Progress

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Remember this empty project box? Now it’s full again. All the butterfly kaleidoscope stars that haven’t yet had their setting diamonds added are in there. On the weekend, my printer was busy churning out sheets of the batik printed with the … Continue reading

Big Star, Little Stars

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What’s the big star? The butterfly kaleidoscope stars. Once each one is surrounded by the six batik diamonds, it’s a 4″ hexagon. So far I’ve printed enough of the 2″ diamonds to surround about a dozen of the kaleidoscope stars … Continue reading