I've been bitten by the quilting bug lately. All those lovely quilts to be found on flickr.
I fell in love with this quilt yesterday - a kaleidoscope quilt. As it turns out, I have a Kaleido-Ruler in my arsenal, purchased at Amitie. I didn't even know about kaleidoscope blocks at the time of purchase, it just looked nifty. (Incidentally, Amitie is having a sale on Monday.)
This little ruler makes these blocks a snap. It's much easier than I thought to get neat points all joining up.
That's about the best piecing I think I've ever done, thanks to my clever tool.
I'm definitely not as comfortable making quilts as I am making children's clothes. This was really enjoyable to make, but I'm not sure about the result. I think there is too much variation in the strength of these different fabrics, that leave it looking like a bit of a mess. I think I'd be better with prints of a similar intensity. Oh, I don't know. Sometimes it's all a bit baffling. Maybe I'm just being too safe and too matchy-matchy.
I'd love to know what you think. Should I push on with this? Or should I try the same pattern with different fabrics. I do like the range, so I'm not sure whether to cut it all up, or save it for something that suits it better. Please weigh in with your opinions, as I'm at a bit of a loss.