We had a commitment to create, so we got started today on the Kaleidoscope quilt. Step one is to create “strata” – strips of fabric. These are sewn together to be cut apart into shards that then get sewn together in triangles which then get sewn together into a kaleidoscope kind of way.
‘What?!’, you say? Yes, that’s right. That’s quilting these days with rotary cutters and plastic rulers. Take perfectly good fabric and cut it into little bits and sew the whole deal together again. It’s wildly addictive for those of you that haven’t tried it.
So…We jumped to the task and stripped, sewed, pressed, sewed some more, and growled. I’m now realizing I’m not going to know what this quilt is going to look like until it’s largely sewn together. I can ‘audition’ blocks with quilts with repeating blocks. I make a few and then decide if I want to abandon the project or go on making a million blocks. This here is the focal point of the quilt, it all comes together at the end. I’ve got layers of strips of fabric sewn together today that I will cut into pieces tomorrow. Schnap and I hope we like it.