As you probably know, I’m playing along with Aunt Marti’s UFO Challenge for 2015. This month’s UFO is a group of gorgeous Jane Sassaman fabrics I’ve had for several years. I want to make a queen sized quilt, but I’ve been debating the design for a long time, since I want to make the most of these fabrics.
Luckily, a quilter who is a better designer than I came to visit this fall, and she helped me look at ways to make kaleidoscope blocks from these fabrics. So November’s challenge is to come up with a design for the quilt. I’m not even requiring myself to CUT any fabric, just decide on a design.
Jane Sassaman’s book suggests making paper copies of the fabrics to cut up in order to try designs. I scanned the fabrics to my printer and made many copies, then cut them up to make either 4-part or 6-part kaleidoscope blocks. Of course, that limits my trials to typing paper size pieces.
I printed at low resolution to save ink and still used up my color cartridge! Here are a few of the trial blocks cut from paper and taped together:
And here are some partial blocks made from 60 degree triangles:
Any suggestions for making the most of these prints, either with or without kaleidoscope blocks?