I'm still obsessed with the Kool Kaleidoscope concept. First there was my original in autumn colors, made using strata per Ricky Tims's directions. Then there was my green striped one, using striped fabric instead of pieced strata. The striped fabric worked surprisingly well.
So well, in fact, that I wanted to experiment with another striped KK. While on vacation in September I bought a pink stripe and a couple of companion fabrics to play some more with the concept.
At the time I didn't realize that a painterly stripe doesn't work as well as a rigid stripe. Because the stripes vary in width, they don't always match up perfectly. But I was so far into it by the time I figured that out that I decided to just live with the variations and imperfections. It's still pretty cool...
Love the painterly look!ReplyDelete
Fabulous! Love both blocks. The Painterly stripe is so dramatic, a great contrast to the cool green striped one.ReplyDelete
Your color sense is amazing! I like where this is going.ReplyDelete
Being who I am, I prefer the painterly stripes and their softer less rigid nature.ReplyDelete
wow! What a terrific design idea.ReplyDelete
Love your KK painterly stripes!!! They work beautifully from here!!!ReplyDelete
Wow wow wow! Both versions are stunning! I hope you'll keep coming up with new ways to make this design -- fascinating!ReplyDelete
Incredible, Jan!! You've got to know that I absolutely LOVE the green one. That new one looks like it is going to be SEW dynamic!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous even with those painterly stripes.ReplyDelete