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Kaleidoscopes are always fascinating–so many pretty colors and seemingly the same pattern never repeating.

During the pandemic, I, like a lot of others, hunted for things to do–entertaining but using supplies I already had on hand.

Fortunately I have a fairly large quantity of fabric…. although it is diminishing but not at a particularly fast pace.

As a member of The Quilt Show featuring Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, I completed several quilts with Alex proviing instruction and encouragment and inspiration. But then there was Ricky’s Kaleidoscope class.

I always enjoy mysteries—quilts, stories, dinners….

I pulled fabrics and started sewing.

Putting together a kaleidoscope with multiple intersections at the center requires accurate cutting and piecing.

Somehow I read the angle to cut incorrectly and cut—with a mountain–not a small hill or a dimple in the center but a mountain. I could use it as a tent!

So I pieced in some adjustment strips.

It was quite flat after that.

Here is the back.

while I am not an expert at custom quilting, each section had a different pattern.

I do have a very nice photo studio upstairs to take formal portratis of my art pieces—but this is a piece just for fun. It is about 45 by 60 so a nice TV watching quilt.

And, the turquoise with red dots are the pieces I pieced in to make the segments the proper size.

I think it is a nice addition.

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  1. Now THAT’S an innovative solution!

    April 20, 2023

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