Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The K Quilt
Here is the Kaleidoscope quilt so far. I have decided to call it the K quilt because I'm tired of writing out kaleidoscope every time. Sorry the picture is so dark. I have to take apart the boxes on the far right because I have the white part in the wrong place. I spent a few hours yesterday moving blocks around and then finally decided to just go for it. You could spend a liftetime doing that and never get it perfect. I will be doing it in three panels. Each strip, consisting of half hexagons, is all bias seams. Out comes the Elmer's School Glue. I felt it would be too heavy to handle all in one piece without stretching the edges even with the glue. I would also have liked to have the whole thing up on the wall before starting to sew but the wall is not nearly big enough.
There will be a black border all around it and then maybe a narrow red and then another black one, depending on how big it gets. It's hard to judge the eventual size when there are so many seams. I just love the little boxes, especially when they tumble out into the border.