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 😀
And here are the blocks set on point:
The little strips of color on the edges are being auditioned for an inner border. 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.
Name: Magic Kaleidoscope
Made by: Me
Size: 30″ x 30″
Quilted by: me
I had seen this beautiful fabric and wondered what could be done with it…and you did it!
Thank you! Honestly, it didn’t work out quite as expected, but I learned from it so it’s all good!
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!
Thank you! And thanks for your input while you were here 🙂
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.
Thanks! I’ll email you the details.
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.
Thanks! It was a fun process despite the bumps along the way 😀
The end result is gorgeous! [I liked the flowered fabric border too] but love how it ended up: beautiful!
Thanks. It’s been fun trying out variations.
Oh the final layout is the best! I’ve seen these quilts with the type of border you were going to do and they were fine but it is much more defined, strong, interesting, powerful…not sure of the word…with the black border how you did it!
Thank you 😊
One can look at this for hours — the kaleidoscopes are lovely and the black border shows them up beautifully.
Thank you. It was fun.