Saturday, October 24, 2015

In case there was a pool...

The time I officially succumbed to the lure of the kaleidoscope ruler was:

Friday, October 23rd, at 1:45pm

You all knew it was coming, right?

I resisted through the process of making brown Ohio stars for RSC.


I resisted through kitting out another monkey.


But then.

But then.

That 'psst' from the ruler got really really loud and it stuck in my brain and before I knew what was happening, I had this:


I made the two brown ones first, because RSC, right?  Since I'm auditioning the block for next year and I absolutely had to test out the ruler, right?  You're all nodding, right?
Then an orange one, since I have orange scraps all over my table anyway.  And I really needed to make sure that the test was thorough and rigorous.
And then, because I enjoy working small, and because I had suggested to Cathy the other day that itty bitty kaleidoscopes would be fun, and the idea came back and bit me in the ass -


I ended up making this one.



 Just to see how small I could go.  And I had a crazy thought - 'Wouldn't it be fun to make a whole quilt with this tiny little block?'
And then I came to my senses and corrected that to - 'Wouldn't it be fun to make a whole quilt pincushion with this tiny little block?'



Because I needed a pincushion more than I need another quilt-in-progress.  I'm doing a little handquilting each sewing day, trying to build up the callouses on my under-the-quilt fingers.


And, yes, I have owned that packet of quilting needles for a long time...



Linking to SoScrappy for Scraphappy Saturday  and OhScrap!, too!  Come see all the fun!

15 comments:

Chantal L. said...

Yes, I am nodding. Yes, I do approve of the Ohio Star, the Monkey block and ... the kaleidoscope too. Lol. So glad to see you're one of us and do fall to temptation too. That pincushion is the cutest and so small. Great work Gayle.

scraphappy said...

Ah, the lure of a new quilt in the works. Looking great! Especially the really tiny one.

LA Paylor said...

whew, just let yourself goooooooooo. The kaleidoscope ruler must be fun!
LeeAnna

PaulaB quilts said...

The kaleidoscope blocks are good and I assume you really like the ruler. Have fun with it. Love the tiny pincushion with the stripes.

Nell's Quilts said...

Oh, you naughty girl! I see the lure of a new ruler won out! Love the kaleidoscope blocks and the pin cushion is too cute.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOL!!! Thanks for a good laugh today... and yes, I knew that it was only a matter of time. :P

Magpie Sue said...

I am SO glad you came to your senses and made a pincushion instead of trying for a whole quilt. You wouldn't have been able to blame that on the ruler after all. ;- ) [Everything looks pretty fabulous by the way.]

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Great blocks trials happening here! I must try this kaleidoscope ruler sometime too!

Kathy S. said...

With one post I know that I love your wit. I'm visiting from the RSC15 group and am hooked. I'm a new follower now. Love how you had to test a few times "just because"... Cute pin cushion. I can do one itty bitty block now and then. I'm not sure if I could survive a whole quilt of them.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congrats for making A PINCUSHION instead of heading into A QUILT with those teeny blocks. FUN post!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I think you showed great restraint. I had you down starting those blocks days sooner! What a cute little pincushion :)

Cathy said...

Kaleidoscope blocks are so versatile. I like your layout. I was wondering what teeny-tiny meant! I think a whole quilt of them would be great fun and probably only take 10 years for a nice bed sized quilt. (I already have a pincushion collection...in fact my grandkids bring me some they find at garage sales. My grandson just brought me an evil ladybug pincushion. I believe him. Ah, but I digress...) But first I need to get back to work on the RSC kaleidoscope quilt from this year and the men's shirts/gray kaleidoscope UFO).

I do like tiny blocks...

Ivani said...

oh well after reading your post I am thinking I need to try the Kaleidoscope ruler...
Have a great week.

Sheila said...

LOVE those blocks! Happy to see that you made a cute pincushion out of the teeny tiny block instead of making enough of those blocks for an entire quilt. That would take forever. Lol.

SarahZ said...

Haha! I very recently got into a bit of a tangent, going further than a pincushion too!!! A darling pincushion it is! Although I suspect you are not entirely "finished" with that block... ;) (visiting from the BQF!)