Friday, December 15, 2017

Unique Techniques by Rhonda

Thought I'd jump in and touch base with you all. I decided to start a new blog showcasing my quilt tutorials. These quilts are made using my shortcut blocks of course LOL

https://uniquetechniquesbyrhonda.blogspot.com/

My very first website in 2006 was called Unique Techniques by Rhonda so I decided to use that for this blog as a nod to my first attempt to share my work.

I have lots of quilts I've developed over time and I decided it was time to offer them to you so they can be seen and appreciated. As always my work is open for you to use any way you like. The only thing I ask is not to sell the patterns. You are welcome to sell anything you make and I hope you enjoy the journey.

This is the first quilt I posted on Unique Techniques. Check out the blog to see the directions.

            Triple Tango
      The next quilt I will be posting......Rocket Rendezvous
      So make sure you check it out!                                       Rhonda  






Saturday, December 9, 2017

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Here is how I decided to use my candy cane dresden kaleidoscopes.
             I am making them into tree ornaments.
                   
  

You can find the directions for making a dresden kaleidoscope in my previous posts.  You will need a smaller template however. I will be happy to send you one if you send me an email @  patchesbyr@yahoo.com

after you make the dresden k then add a hanger (ribbon) and just back it like a quilt and then sew around the raw edge with the stitch of your choice. I like the herringbone stitch or a buttonhole stitch. the tighter your stitch the better it covers the edge. I didn't use any batting. tho you could if you like the look.

Then I spray it with sizing really well on both sides and iron it flat. let it dry and it will hang well.



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wishing you all A Happy Thanksgiving!! I am thankful for all of my followers on my blog and website and other sites. Thanks to all of you for letting me share my stuff with you!!


                                My mom and I made these 2 yrs ago
                                        Bowling Pin Turkeys!!
                                      made with real bowling pins
                       

                   

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Candy Cane Dresden Kaleidoscopes

I always think I am going to do better and post every day or at least every other day. Yeah right!  I am doing good to get in here every couple of months or so. LOL

I am a procrastinator of the worst kind! But I do love sharing my quilting with you all. so here I am again now that I have something to write about.

I absolutely love making Dresden Kaleidoscopes. And I love miniatures. so here are some Candy Cane mini dresden k's I've been working on. I was thinking I will post 6 of them at a time on Ebay and leave them as appliques to be used by the quilter. These are 4" in size.



Here is the fabric these came from --  I use a plastic blade and fussy cut the blades                           

                     

Last year I made some Christmas ornaments out of mini Dresden Ks so I am thinking I may turn some of these into ornaments this year and offer them for sale. These are 4" in size. One picture is just more up close than the other they are both the same size.

          
                                                   
                                 
        Here are some of the other dresden kaleidoscopes ornaments I made
         last year. They are all 4" in size
                         
       

   I am going to work on more and will post more pics when I get them done!

    Wishing you all Sunshine and Laughter!!!

      and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!