InstructionsBefore you do anything, you have to cut the strips for the top, bottom and side borders. Then you have to stack up six repeats of the fabric, making sure to have them exactly one on top of the other. Then you cut strips which will be cut into 60 degree triangles. Then you sew the triangles together to make the kaleidescopes.
Type of item: Functional
I used 100% cotton fabric for top and backing and 80/20 batting. I also used water soluble stabilizer to form the kaleidescope appliques.
What was your inspiration?
Magic Stack'n'Whack by Bethany Reynolds. Her book shows you how to do it by piecing, but I decided to do it by applique.
What are you most proud of?
That they're really pretty. And that I thought it out ahead of time to have the top and bottom borders going in the correct direction, and the same for the side borders.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take 2 mirrors about 5 inches square and hinge them with tape. When you put it down on your fabric you will see the kaleidescope. You can either cut them out randomly as I did, or you can fussy cut them to get a specific effect.