Friday, December 3, 2021

Pink Painterly Stripe Kool Kaleidoscope

Since my fascination with the Kool Kaleidoscope* method continues, I bought fabric for this variation back in September while on vacation near Pensacola. I knew I wanted to try using a striped fabric again, but when I picked out the fabric I didn't think about how difficult it would be to match the wavy painterly stripes. 

So the matches are a little off in places, and because of the irregular stripe the overall look isn't truly mirror image like a kaleidoscope, but I'm still happy with how it turned out. 

I tried something a little different this time and I like the result. I used background fabric for the outermost segment of the Wedge, so the effect is more hexagon shaped rather than almost circular as in Ricky Tims's original concept. 

Having learned from previous KKs that the quilting just disappears in the stripey wedge and star areas, I kept the quilting much simpler and gave it an allover meander.

I used leftover bits and pieces to make borders, so this quilt finishes about 40 by 50 inches. I have a recipient in mind for it but I'll wait until after the holiday mail crush to send it off.

* Tutorial Videos for Ricky Tims's Kool Kaleidoscope 

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  1. The overall effect is fantastic, true mirror image or not, Jan!!

  2. I like this one the best of the ones you've made so far.

  3. Stunning quilt! Congrats on an amazing finish!

  4. That turned out really really cool!! Such a great visual effect!!!