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Friday, May 5, 2017

Kaleidoscope - stripping again!

A little more work on the Kaleidoscope quilt - starting
with these strips of varying widths,


these then get cut into blocks


which then are sewn into a long chain and


using my Kaleidoscope ruler I then cut these into
the pieces below


and when I have enough variety these have spotty
corners added and join up with plain cream wedges below.



If I follow the pattern (Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke) exactly there will be a piano key style border as shown above,
possibly a little deeper than these left over sets shown here.
I have a few more partial blocks made but I forgot to starch some of the dotty fabrics
and ended up with terrible corners so more work's needed to fix these.

I'm loving grabbing strips out of the box and stitching up with no
matching of colour or width - great stress reliever this pattern.

Speaking of stress relief a wander around the garden
showed another of my Vireya rhodos flowering,


just what is needed in the Autumn garden!

Have a good weekend, back again soon.
Linking up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap!
Maureen


25 comments:

  1. This quilt is going to look rather awesome I think with all those gorgeous colours. Love vireyas, and they are such a repeat bloomer throughout the year too.

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  2. Looking great, I love the 'dotty' corners on this!

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  3. Wow this will look fabulous, I like the spotty fabrics too.

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  4. Sometimes you just need to sew fabrics together. Lucky for you the results are gorgeous! I like how the dotties (auto correct wanted to change that to hotties!) tie all the randomness together.

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  5. I have plans for another Spiderweb or kaleidoscope, too. This is lovely with all the made fabric. I will enjoy watching it come together. And because it's been on my brain, that strip set of made fabric is like a Chinese Coin set. Very creative.

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  6. Fun and beautiful. What a wonderful combination.

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  7. Fun and it looks great too!

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  8. Oh, I love strips and this is a terrific way to use them! I have 14 more kaleidoscope blocks made for Organized Chaos from the Sujata class, so I think it is time to arrange them and figure out the corner triangles. Maybe I should make more blocks to make it bigger. What width big strip of strips are you using? For an 8" block? Great work!!

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  9. Beautiful project--this will be gorgeous..hugs, Julierose

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  10. Wow, that's a great idea for the ruler! You have such beautiful fabrics here. :D

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  11. Great idea! I have so many Kaffe fabrics - I really need to start sewing with them.

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  12. Wonderful way to use the strip sets - I've done the kaleidoscope wedges with horizontal strips but I really like your verticals!!

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  13. Ooo! This is going to make a very striking quilt! Are these all Kaffe Fasset fabrics?

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  14. Love how the quilt is looking already. Can't wait to see it finished xx

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  15. Lovely, scrappy and random! Sounds like so much fun to just sew and sew and sew...

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  16. Good idea to use the Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke pattern, beautiful patterns they are.
    I was just looking at a Kathy Doughty quilt pattern this morning in a shop, thinking about buying it.
    Your work is looking great.

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  17. This is growing well and it sounds like an enjoyable way to work. I love the dotty corners.

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  18. Now that quilt is about to get rid of the blues....wow...stunning

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  19. Love the look of your scraps all together! So striking!!

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  20. Very vibrant blocks! It's going to be a wonderful scrap quilt.

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  21. I haven't made this variation of a Kaleidoscope quilt yet but it's on my list. I do love what you are doing. Very, very nice!

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  22. Wow!!! (And just when I was getting my kaleidoscope fever under control, too...)

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  23. This makes for a very cool quilt!

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