I cut six more light 2" strips, and six more dark 2" strips, paired them up and stitched, stacked strip sets light to dark and dark to light, and reached for the kaleidoscope ruler.
Six kaleidoscope blocks cut out. But if I'd proceeded from here, I would have ended up with three pairs of matching blocks. Can't have that.
The three sets on the right went to sit by the sewing machine.
The three sets on the left were split up
and shuffled slightly in order to have a bit more variety.
Ready to head for the machine.
I sewed pairs,
and then combined pairs to make halves,
and halves to make wholes.
The sharper eyed among you might have noticed something a bit odd in the mix, though. Take a closer look at that first photo up at the top. In the stack furthest to the left, there's a funny little seam showing.
Here's a closeup of the two oddballs.
I didn't have enough of the orange polka dot fabric to make a whole 18" length strip, so I sewed some orange chevron on the end to make it longer. The center of the block in the next photo shows three dots and a chevron.
And a whisper of the seam shows up in the block below.
A bit closer -
Yep. Scraps are my life!
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