Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Catching up on kaleidoscopes

After working on Gypsy Wife with all the detail it's good
to sew plain old straight lines! Matching the seams in the kaleidoscope
is a breeze compared to GW.

I also quickly stitched strips around the 12 and 1/2" safari blocks for my
grandson and you can see from this quick photo
how badly my Kona strips are fraying, as fast as I trim off the threads
and put them on the wall more appear! These blocks are untrimmed
by the way, they will end up neater!

With the kaleidoscope blocks I have some of them "matchy, matchy" - pretty
similar colours in parts of the block - these two sets below

some are a little more random

and some will have the same two fabrics in each wedge

I loved these two fabrics together so much I just had to let them be!

Tomorrow I hope to find a few blue/aqua fabrics for
another house with RSC 2016 come Saturday, I'm also getting myself into
the mindset for the large section of GW on Monday.



Sally T said...

I'm impressed with how well you are making the batik play with the Kaffe fabrics. But I'm worried that there isn't a picture of Tallulah and I'm afraid you locked her in the closet to be able to sew.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Now I want to make a Kaleidoscope quilt too! I have made many in the past but haven't done one for at least 5 years, probably longer. Your fabric selections are wonderful!

Julierose said...

Really nice k's...your grandson will love this quilt!! hugs, Julierose

Leeanne said...

Fun funky blocks. It's is strange how some fabrics fray more than others.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Kaleidoscope blocks look so perfect! The fabrics look great! Your grandson will love his quilt. Love the safari fabric!

barbara woods said...

Love your square block, they remind me of Julieroses block that she is making a quilt ion or from

gayle said...

I adore your kaleidoscopes!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I'd love to see your stash. So many wonderful prints and colors.

crazyquilter said...

I can see you are having lots of fun with colour play - what a treat. I look forward to more updates.

Linda said...

Love your kaleidoscope blocks. Great fabric colours and combinations.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful colors ... I've noticed several other bloggers mentioning the need to "get into the mindset" to work on GW.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your Kaleidoscopes look alot of fun! Have you tried putting any of them together yet?

Kaja said...

Like them all!

Christine Feldstein said...

Wonderful blocks! Enjoy your kaleidoscope quilt!