I’ve mentioned before I’m working on a Ricky Tims kaleidoscope quilt. While I’d thought I’d be done with the kaleidoscope center by now, the past week has been head-shakingly busy with other things. It’s not done.
BUT I’m making progress! If I can convince myself to keep at it, I could finish the center today.
As it is, here is a look at its current state. There are 6 reflecting pairs of wedges, for a total of 12 wedges. The three in the upper left are assembled into a quadrant already. Heading clockwise, each of the next 6 wedges are created but not assembled into quadrants. From 6:00 to 7:00, I pulled a wedge out to show you what one looks like by itself. Next to it (continuing clockwise) is a wedge that isn’t assembled yet. I “exploded” it so you can see its parts.
After wedges are created, they get trimmed and edged, in this case with the dark green batik. They’re assembled in quadrants, and then the quadrants are stitched together to make the whole center.
On the left side of the design wall you can see strips of the fabric I’ll likely use as a border. I haven’t decided what to do after the center, or how large the quilt ultimately will be. This is definitely a design-as-you-go quilt.
Besides the kaleidoscope, progress was made this morning on the disappearing 9-patch. Are you impressed with how productive I am? Don’t be. I had a special helper with me stitching on that project. It was Jim. 😀