Kaleido Setting

My thoughts turned today to the Kaleidoscope quilt.  It’s been hanging on my design wall for a number of days now… taunting me.

I got around to deciding to set the Kaleido-snowflake things into a white ground, off-setting some of them so they don’t look like they are all falling too uniformly.   I liked that, but there is too much white space.  Even counting on interesting quilting giving texture to the white space, I’m thinking there’s too much white.

Then I thought about adding some lines, pieced into the white as a design element. I wasn’t sure where to put those and auditioned a few swatches on the quilt top…Not quite right.

So now I’m auditioning snowflakes.   They’d be pieced into the white.  I think I like these better but I’m still not sure. Maybe more of them?

No final decisions today. We got distracted by the toad who came to the door.

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5 Responses to Kaleido Setting

  1. quiltfever says:

    Maybe an additional darker peiced snowflake or two, perhaps a little smaller to reflect the different sizes of the kaleidoscope ones. I think it’s looking terrific.

  2. Auntie Em says:

    I really like where you’re going with this, but I agree that’s a lot of white space.

  3. Sheila Brady says:

    I like how the additional snowflakes break up the white, and agree that more snowflakes of different sizes (seeing them from near and far) to give it a bit more depth might be sweet. They don’t each have to be crazy complicated, I wouldn’t want to take away from the three existing complex snowflakes. Those are a treat by themselves, perhaps not to be diluted… But maybe graduated shades of gray – like something larger is darker, and something smaller is lighter – to imply the distance and the way that when looking through a snowstorm, things further away are whitened and obscured by the falling snow…

  4. piecedgoods says:

    Thanks everyone! I’m making more and different ‘flakes’ to audition and fill in. I’ll keep you posted!

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