April 20, 2013

Kaleidoscope Blocks Stripping together

I ran into a little bit of a problem working on my hexagon Kaleidoscope Blocks yesterday.  The problem was simple.  My mind told me I was making octagons, when really six sides makes a hexagon.  So I did some online digging and found the answer to my issue on a blog called Prosperity Stuff Quilts.  You see, it seems that some quilters who venture into Kaleidoscopes Blocks make many, many, quilts using this technique and have more than one for a newbie like me to drool glance over.   
About half of my Kaleidoscope Blocks
First I laid out my blocks as you can see above.  Each row represents two rows as I have them stacked as "sort of match" pairs.  We're headed for 6 rows total. 
First Strip of Blocks Together
DD said "wow" under her breath when she saw my first strip.  I took it as a wonderful heartfelt compliment, especially when she wanted her picture taken with it.

Second Row!
I couldn't stop, the blocks might get out of order you know, thereby I just had to finish up the second strip before she went to bed.  Can you see why I say these are "sort of matched" rows?

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Yes you definitely have some drool factor going on here yourself. These blocks look amazing.

Belinda said...

That quilt is going to be a knockout! I'm anxious to see it all put together!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Your kaleidoscopes are beautiful! Glad my blog pics could be a bit of inspiration. Now you've got me wanting to do kaleidoscopes with a gorgeous dark background like yours!