Friday, July 20, 2007

Strip Pieced Kaleidoscope

This morning I will teach the second half of the strip pieced Kaleidoscope class. I always emphasize to my students that it is the fabric choice that makes the quilt. With this particular pattern you need a smooth blend of values from light to dark no matter what your color choice is.

There are two different layouts for this pattern. The brown/rust quilt shows the alternate layout with all blocks in the X position. The other two quilts have the position alternated between the X and + positions (looking at the dark fabric wedges).

The bottom picture is a quilt made with all multicolor floral prints.


Vicki W said...

Your sense of color and value is perfect. These are all great quilts!

joyce said...

They are all gorgeous. I like the blue one the best. I love patterns where straight lines appear to be curves. The last one has the same effect. Wonderful!

The Idaho Beauty said...

I've always loved this block and the way it creates such great movement. This strip pieced variation is very striking - particularly like the blue one.

Twila Grace said...

Very nice quilts.