To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction*.
The multi-color Kaleidoscopes which started as a reaction to the monochromatic Kaleidoscope have been pieced.
There was enough stuff on the design wall that Schnap, the Co-Quilter got her first shot at the Kaleidoscope pieces these past few days because some of the layout needed to be done on the floor what with the design wall all filled up. Delighted to finally play at part in arranging this quilt, here she is licking her lips with joy.
Anyway, the pieces somehow survived the experience and were wedged together, but the first combination seemed unsatisfactory. Too much red in the orangey one. After much hemming and hawing and other distractions, a yellower one was made that I think hangs better with its siblings.
Now I need to think about how the squares join up.
*Newton’s law apparently applies also to quilting.
Very nice of you to show the first choice that you rejected. I think the best learning comes making mistakes, or just someone saying “we can do better”. This is a great example of that. Thanks for sharing it. And now I am worried about that Orange Kaleidi-Square’s eventual home as it is quite lovely! Is there a doll bed in a little girl’s room that needs a co-ordinating quilt? Or a Co-Quilter’s bed?
No worries Sheila! Orange.1 will find some home somewhere in some textile thing someday. For now, it’ll go into the UFO (Un Finished Objects) bin until inspiration strikes!
I am so impressed with all the kaliedoscopes you have made. I did learn a lot from the 1 I had and I’m sure I’ll give it a try again to see if I can use what I learned!
Hard to really compare the two versions cuz of the different lighting, but I think I do like the second one more. Happier looking 😀