Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Dear Jane F-2 Kaleidoscope
I was a little sorry to see that one of the most fun DJ blocks, F-2, Kaleidoscope, turned out to be one of the brown blocks. I only added a brown trip around the world to add depth to the quilt to keep it from being too wild. I selected the jolliest brown batik I have to keep it from being too, well, ... brown.
It took me almost as long to fussy cut this colorful batik as it did to paper-piece the block, but I love how it turned out. Putting the final two halves together was a different story; alignment took forever. I had to take a single stitch by hand at the very center, and it still did not line up perfectly. I find centers like this notoriously difficult to work with. I did manage to spin the seams at the back to reduce the bulk, so the block stayed nice and soft.