Do you know this technique ? It's about stacking multiple layers of fabric with identical print (fabric repeats) and cutting shapes to create a block with an unique kaleidoscope design.
Over the years I learned that it is easier to stack/align the layers if you cut strips with identical design (instead of large pieces of fabric).
To achieve perfect blocks, do not prewash your fabric - to avoid distortion. Even the pressing could distort the fabric and should be done with care (press along the straight grain of the fabric).
I don't have perfect blocks because I washed my fabric with no mercy (initially it wasn't intended for kaleidoscope).
Here is my 6 strip set.
60 degree ruler by Debby Kratovil. The block will be a hexagon.
45 degree ruler (Debby has it too); the block will be an octagon.
|Besides the usual rectangular or square rulers, these are the rulers I use most.|
I thought it will be forever an UFO then I had an idea and I started over again :)
This is a 2'' hexagon paper template.
these ones. If I will have enough patience to make more.