A few months ago I found a cool stripe and thought I’d make a Winding Ways quilt out of it, using my AccuQuilt Go. However, once I got home I realized that the way the die is laid out it wouldn’t work – I couldn’t orient the stripes the way I needed to to get the effect I wanted.
So I had to decide whether to cut out by hand (ugh) or just stop and have more orphan fabric in my stash.
Sitting staring at my AccuQuilt dies one evening, I realized that the stripes would do almost the same thing if I put them into a kaleidoscope format. I had the dies I needed to make the kaleidoscope block, too, so that made it an even easier decision.
I have’t shared anything about this project before. The stripe and navy were bought at the same time. The corners I had a problem matching colors with. I bought and rejected several solid blues before ending up with the navy blue and a cornflower blue for the corners. The top ended up being 40″ x 50″ – a good size for just about anything!
Now it’s time to finish it! I found a fabric for backing it in my stash. I’ve had this great blueprint fabric for quite a while. It’s too narrow, however, so I’m going to piece all of my rejected and leftover fabrics to create a 12″ inset. I’m planning on piecing it, Chinese coin-style, in one 12″ section.
I plan on slicing my leftovers into 4.5″ lengths using my GO and then randomly cutting them into different widths. Hopefully I’ve got enough to get the length I need! I use my rulers/rotary cutters all the time for strips, but when dealing with oddball leftovers like these I find it easier to lay all the bits on the die, place the mat on top, and roll away.
Thanks for stopping by! Deb