Sometime in the last week of December I printed out six or seven quilt designs for my son to choose from for his next quilt. The next day I went to the quilt shop to enjoy their storewide sale and came home with everything but the backing for the quilt he chose. I even treated myself to a new ruler that I thought might make cutting easier than using templates.
Over the next several weeks I was sidetracked by Sparkling Strings and another project that I can’t show you right now. This morning I decided it was time to try out the new tool (it’s the large kaleidoscope triangle ruler by Marti Michell).
These are not my son’s fabric choices! I thought I should make a test kaleidoscope block before cutting into those pretties, to be sure I could make a decent one. The instructions included with the ruler were great and my block lies nice and flat despite all those seams meeting in the middle. The center as seen on the back is nowhere near as tidy as the drawing in the instructions implies it should be but it is pretty flat and no one is going to be inspecting the reverse once the blocks are sewn into the quilt, right?
Now I need to decide if I want to make 70 of these. That’s how many my planned design needs. It wasn’t a quick block to make, but not the most time consuming either. If I get chain piecing maybe it wouldn’t take too long. Even if it does, I suppose a little challenge is good for the quilter’s soul once in while. Maybe I’ll do a bit of fabric cutting later today.
I’m linking up for Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River. (I’d add her button here but I’m not quite sure how to embed that in a post. Something new to go figure out sometime…)