Wednesday, October 12, 2016

More kaleiding!

Once I start, it's hard to stop!
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!

Linking up with ScrapTastic Tuesday at Mrs Sew and Sow's.  Come see all the scrappy fun!


Janie said...

Beautiful and liberated! I love it.

Scrap and quilts said...

That's what they call make-do with what you have. Love it!
In the first picture, the triangles look like candy corns. Just saying. I'm hungry now lol. Great job on the shuffling; they all look awesome. ;^)

Kate said...

Making it work is part of using up those scraps. Once those blocks are quilted that seam won't be all that noticeable. Love those bright oranges.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Liberated wedges, love it! And really, in the big scheme of kaleidoscopes, it won't be noticed at all!

Mystic Quilter said...

You know what they say, "variety is the spice of life," you have it there in your luscious orange kaleidoscopes.

Vic in NH said...

I would never have seen the internal seam, as I call those scrappy joins, without your guidance. They are all wonderful! They look like candy corn to me, but I'm hungry right now.

Nicky said...

I love the term Kaleiding! Must use it next time I make one of these quilts! Love the scrappiness - it totally hark back to pioneering days! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I never would have noticed any of that if you hadnt pointed it out!

Quiltdivajulie said...

FABULOUS! In fact, I think I just resolved what to do with the fall-ish stack of fabrics I pulled in response to a QAL I read about but wasn't keen on actually making. Thanks!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

At first I thought you were making candy corn! I love the blocks--looking great!

Cathy said...

Substituting fabric is very vintage-y thinking and I thought you were a forward thinking woman. Really....kaleiding?

kmkat said...

Those first bi-color triangles make me think of candy corn :-)

Ann said...

I love mixing the fabrics like you did - both the sets and then using similar fabric when running out. What great color choice. So springy. It reminds me of butterflies, too. Thanks for linking with Kaleidoscope of Butterflies.