Sunday, April 09, 2017
Kaleidoscopes, and Vintage Quilt Tops.
Blue Kaleidoscope - the circles do not appear as clearly as I had hoped. There will be yet another 6 in. border on each side. Since I am quilting this on a DSM I decided to reduce some of the overall bulk and will quilt the last borders separately, and add them later, ala quilt-as-you-go.
Below - Apparently I'm on a Kaleidoscope kick so started another . This design/pattern is so easy - no pins, I can make about 12-15 at one sitting. I did ALL finger pressing except for the final press, which saves enormous time, and is perfectly effective. All seams go clockwise, and the center is "spun" nicely. I need about 220, 6 inch blocks for queen size. No color chosen for the corners of the blocks yet, and for now, I am just laying them on the floor - no arrangement of colors yet. You can clearly see the circles will be more visible. Fabrics on corners will be lights. Most of my colors are kinda drab, soft, my plan. No brights in this one, and no border planned at this point. All fabrics are from stash.