Thursday, March 24, 2016
Kaleidoscope Finish !
It's been finished a while now, but I am just now showing it as my bee tried the techniques this week and I got this one out again.
Ricky has a reputation for cutting freehand but this technique is very exacting. It takes thought, drafting a pattern yourself, being very careful with color choice, cutting and sewing. Take very good care not to over handle the pieces as they are all bias edged. Take more care on laying them out on the design wall as they are easy to mix up. I did not fuss with angles I just enjoyed what showed up after cutting the mirror images.
For the border quilting, I sketched out ribbons with poinsettias and holly leaves/berries on this scrap of paper.
At the bee, I hung this up with the table runner made from the numerous scraps left from fussy cutting the segments. There is significant waste using this pattern. It is not hanging on it's sleeve so it looks wonky here, but it's just pinned badly on our wall.
Happy Christmas in March!
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