There are lots of scraps generated by the Kaleidoscope quilt.
Despite cutting most of another Kaleidoscope out of some of the scrap pieces (though I’m not sure how much I like this second one yet ), I still found myself with a pile I wasn’t ready to relegate to the garbage pile.
Normally, I keep scraps that are strips, test blocks, and end pieces in a big heap. But I felt like I needed to either do something with these soon or they’d be junk. The scraps from cutting out Kaleidoscope pieces are odd triangles and trapezoids. Not a pile of scraps I could imagine myself fishing things out of in the future.
So, I dived (dove?) in and made, well, bigger scraps. There are quilts shown in the book that have scraps used as border – I might do that with these. But I also like the idea of making something out of them floating on a solid white or black background. I have used scrap pieced things, extra blocks and things like this for the quilt backing , but what with the thick seams in the middle of the kaleidoscope, and some thick-ish seams as a result of the crazy scrap piecing I don’t want to risk having two thick seams back to back.
These are just some of the crazy pieced bits. There are more to come