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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.

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

That looks like a lot of work but it is very attractive.

Cascade Lily said...

Oh wow Joyce! This is so different, but I just love it. This is officially a work of art :)

Chocolate Cat said...

Love it! You always provide so much inspiration. Thanks!

Lise said...

Oh my, this is looking really awesome...love it..Lise

Quilt Pixie said...

love how the fabric you've chosen is so predominately one colour, with the beautiful red accent... really keeps the final quilt elegant and unified..

Pam said...

You make such amazing and fabulous quilts Joyce. I love LOVE this one!!
I can tell already that it will be just stunning when it is finished.

comicbooklady said...

me too, I love those boxes spilling out of the quilt, gives it the escher look!