Sometimes a pattern come along, it is one of those you know you want to make. Then you do all the right things. Make the templates, buy the fabric, cut it out and sew it together. Now you should have a quilt top? What if it has a bubble? You unpick it, try another method, except you end up with the same result. What if you go through this process seven times, yet nothing works. Cannot contact the pattern maker, she made her quilt in 1860. The magazine that published the pattern, do not test the patterns, before publication. Only one do, that I know off. This pattern was not published by them!
By now I should have gived up and just tossed this in the bin and notch it up to "school fees" ? Why? Someone long ago got it right, without the tools we have today. So I am handpiecing this quilt. It is a Kaleidoscope quilt. The reward, outway all the pain and frustration to create this quilt, if one get it right!
I have only ever seen one of these completed, the original featured in the magazine years ago. One of the things I have done is to starch the blue stars, they are in a yellow circle, with melons, very similar to a double wedding ring quilt. Instead of having a square, it has a triangle in between the melons. Once I have sewn them up, I will post an update. This is currently a WIP.
This weekend it rained a lot, the creek is overflowing its banks with all the water.