and grabbed my handy dandy kaleidoscope ruler.
Of course, some more strip-pairs mysteriously turned up and were also cut.
And there was some sewing.
What I've been doing with these fancier kaleidoscope blocks is to use one set as is, straight from the cutting (you can see some on the left in the picture below) and divide up the other sets and play mix and match. (I didn't think to get a photo of all the sets laid out. Picture the photo below with lots and lots more triangles.)
Here's the scraps left over from cutting all those strips. I've been saving them right along because I think I'll be able to use them in a border for the quilt when I eventually set it together. Or, you know, make another quilt. Whatevs.
Here are the plain kaleidoscopes - the ones where I limit myself to two fabrics in the block. (They still need their corner triangles sewn on. This is just laziness on my part.)
And here are all the plain kaleidoscopes I've made so far. Apparently I forgot to make any purple ones last month. Oops. I'll have to get on that.
And here are the 'wilder' version of the kaleidoscope blocks. My Kaleido-riot, if you will.
I seem to have made 12 orange kaleidoscopes for this month. So far. Uh oh.
Now these, I'm purposely not attaching corners to the blocks. I'll make a decision when all the blocks are done whether to use one color or a narrow range of colors, or whether to just go wild and keep with the random.
I'm having fun with these blocks, experimenting with color and contrast. Some blocks are high contrast, some low, and some in between. I'm hoping it gives a sense of drama and motion to the quilt. Time will tell.
Before I packed up for the day, I cut out some blocks for next time. I like having something to start on immediately while I think about what I want to play with next.
Hmm... There seems to be another kaleidoscope block up there ready to go.
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