Monday, June 24, 2013

My Quip - Tampa Kaleidoscope - The String Begins

Good Day,

All the individual strips with each half-hexagon has been completed for our Tampa Kaleidoscope. We have now begun the process of piecing and matching the halves of the hexagons together. This will create the next phase of our Tampa Kaleidoscope, the strips of full-hexagons.

In order to piece the two strips of half-hexagons together, to ensure an almost perfectly lined up hexagon of six equilateral triangles, each strip is pinned together as close as possible to each opposite seam and corresponding match.

At this point in our construction our Tampa Kaleidoscope will approximate the dimensions of: Width - 85” (216 cms) and Length - 90” (229 cms). All-things-being-equal these measurements do not include the border(s) and binding.

Here is a quick reminder of the three colorways of the original Tampa fabric designed for and produced by Keep Me In Stitches.

Thanks to Bruce Seeds and Maxine Rosenthal for their work and publications on the workings of Kaleidoscope quilts and wall-hangings.

Stay tuned to our progress and updates. We are currently working on proposals for some new quilts. If you are interested in any of our quilts or wall hangings in The Grid and if you would like to consider a new quilt or wall hanging, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy

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