Kaleidoscope Stars

There was a little play time with fabric this weekend, although I have to admit to not getting back to the sewing machine. I will this week. But after seeing and thinking about the kaleidoscope stars on the All About Inklingo blog here, which contains a fabulous tutorial on how to place the freezer paper on the fabric to get identical diamonds, I couldn’t resist trying a few. I used the 2″ 60-degree diamonds. I’m so used to working with tinier pieces that those 2″ diamonds seem enormous!

These are irresistible to stitch. It’s such fun to see the effect as each star is put together.

The fabric I chose had a relatively small repeat and so was great for this technique, and I plan to print some more sets.

This is one of my favourites.

They press beautifully. I’m pressing each one the same way so that when I start putting them together, however I decide to do that, I won’t run into any difficulties.

Baxter was waiting for his nightly yogourt treat. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “Well, are you going to let me have that spoon soon?”

10 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope Stars

  1. Love the stars! I, too, have been intrigued with the tutorial and I think I know just the fabric to try it on. I have a shirt from Goodwill that is a bright fruity tropical print. What fun!! And I think Baxter is the most photogenic kitty ever!! As always, thank you for sharing.


  2. Those stars are so cute! I can’t wait to see how you’re going to put them together!

    The big question here is, does Baxter prefer Greek yogurt or the regular kinds? 🙂


  3. Wow. What awesome patterns that show up. I haven’t worked with that 2″ size. I’d have to check and see if I even have it. You know how totally organized I am with all my Inklingo stuff. hee!!! But golly – this really is tempting. I think the caption is perfect for this photo of Baxter and I like Sara’s questions as to preference although.. come to think of it – it would be regular, wouldn’t it? Since I know you don’t do Greek.


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