Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More QOV, while I'm waiting ...

While waiting for my Quilt Trip this weekend, I made more kaleidoscope blocks, using patriotic fabric, and ending up with another QOV. Look at this BORING stripset! I'll bet, if you've not made this block, using this technique, you are thinking, "YUKKY! I'm not going to waste my time on this loser!"
While the photo (below) is a little dull, look at how those YUKKY strips make a pretty nice block!

And here are a few more to add to the mix. I will put a dull blue on half of the corners and a dull tan on the other half. So far, there are 6 blocks.


With WOF strips cut ahead of time, one 17 inch block can be strip-sewn, pressed, cut and resewn in about 30 minutes, I promise. (Note, the seams on the wedges do NOT butt up to the next. )

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! More QOV. Lovely.

Julie in the Barn said...

Your kaleidiscope quilts always turn out fabulous. I have got to give this another try. What angle is your ruler again? I think I tried too large a wedge last time.

Paula said...

Oh no!!!! Now, I'm going to need to make one of these quilts! Looks amazing!

Joyce said...

It's like magic! From dull to dramatic. And your center points meet perfectly.

Quilter Kathy said...

Very fun!

*karendianne. said...

Gorgeous blocks. Oh my Elaine. I mean utterly magnificent and my kind of beautiful!!!!!!!!! (you see my adoration, do you not?) hee!

SubeeSews said...

SO beautiful as usual for your great artistic eye.
I am sitting here drinking a wonderful cup of REAL hot cocoa and crocheting a baby blanket for next GREAT-GRANDSON due in May.
I see the weather is going to be nice for your trip. I hope you have a great time. I envy you soooooooooo much.
XOXOXOSubee

MARCIE said...

Those blocks look great! And that flowery little print just dances around the block! So pretty!

LC said...

There are no yucky colors... you just proved it!

Sharon said...

Great job! This will be a wonderful QOV. I love a block that is easy to make and turns out so beautifully.

Enjoy your class with Bonnie! Sounds like tons of fun.

The Calico Quilter said...

You are the queen of kaleidoscopes! Careful on your trip, I imagine it's still pretty snowy out there.

AnnieO said...

Your successes with this block don't end--its a big WOW again. Amazing!

Morah said...

Ya,Ya,Ya your blocks are gorgeous (as usual I must say) BUT, you're going on a quilt trip this weekend!!!????That means only one more sleep! OOoOOooOOO...I'm so jealous! I have to wait until Monday to leave for my retreat!!

FLO_rancher said...

I agree she is the Queen of Kaleidoscope blocks. Someday I will get a ruler and try harder to make one, the angle ruler I have just doesn't work right..hmmm. Amazing how you have learned to get that center to meet so perfectly most of the time.
Sew Peacefully DEB};o

Candace said...

Beautiful, as always. Enjoy your class with Bonnie.

Alycia said...

Beautiful!!! Have fun with Bonnie - Wish I could be there with you...

Lori in South Dakota said...

your directions are great, the ruler is fun. Help--I am becoming a big obcesssed! FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN Now, time to put the ruler away and work on UFO. Waaaahhh!

Patricia said...

Would you share your pattern for these lovely quilt blocks? It is amazing how they make the most unimaginative fabrics so beautiful. I read your blog daily!

Colleen said...

Elaine, thank you for sharing your kaleidescope quilts and showing your strip sets. I bought a triangle ruler last week and was inspired to try a kaleidescope. Subee Sews had given me some information about a ruler and I remembered your quilts. After finding you I started my quilt on Thursday, finished it yesterday. I hope you will see it on my blog. Also, after learning from trial and error I will be much more careful with my contrast on my next quilt. This design is so simple and exotic looking. Since I did not have a book to go by, your instructions along with Subee Sews have helped me achieve a beautiful kaleidescope quilt for my sister. thanks again for sharing.
Colleen