Magic Kaleidoscope

I decided to do another stack-n-whack type quilt and call it Magic Kaleidoscope. I made it up as I went along…er, used artistic improvisation in the design, I mean πŸ˜€

Here’s the fabric:

And here are the blocks set on point:

The little strips of color on the edges are being auditioned for an inner border.Β  The yellow won.

When I added a border of the original fabric, I did NOT like the result:

Before ripping off the borders, I took a picture and edited the outer border down smaller.

Still no-go. And BTW, I haven’t even told you all the different things I tried and then ripped out.

So finally I added a second black border and bound it in the same fabric used for the inset. Whew!

The original fabric served as a back.

Quilt Stats

Name: Magic Kaleidoscope

Made by: Me

Pattern: none

Size: 30″ x 30″

Quilted by: me

17 thoughts on “Magic Kaleidoscope

  1. I remember seeing the squares on your design board when I visited…wow! This is a fantastic presentation of those fussy cut creations – plus using the uncut original fabric as a backing makes for a complete package. Brava, Mary!

  2. This is so beautiful; I love the way you balanced the shapes and colors of the blocks. Do you have a rule of thumb on how you decide what size to make the blocks, depending on the scale of the print? Because you set off each motif so beautifully!
    I have never even considered making one of these but now I will add it to my list.

  3. That fabric allowed for an amazing number of variations! That is always the trick with stack and whack, picking a workable fabric. I agree with your assessment of borders, but sorry it took ripping out to get there. Worth it though. And I’m glad the original fabric had a place. I think it is always fun to see what the various blocks came from.

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