A couple of decades ago I could not imagine that [with the exception of Nine-Patches] I'd ever use the same pattern or block twice. About 15 years ago I figured out how to cut identical patches from several layers of fabrics. That was about the same time Bethany Reynolds was developing her Stack'n'Whack method.--But we lived on opposite ends of the country and had never heard of each other. She usually worked with eight layers of fabrics; I worked with six.
I've lost track of how many quilts I've made with this method. I still have some I've made, and I've made several for gifts for others. I've always used my own hand-dyed fabrics for the triangles between the kaleidoscopes, and have used several variations of sets.
In fact, I recently finished the binding on a blue and yellow kaleidoscope quilt that I had begun quilting in Tennessee last summer. (That will be the subject of a later post.)
I remember that the Hoffman print in the photo above was purchased on a trip to Illinois in 2000. I don't remember when I began cutting and piecing the patches. They've been sitting in a plastic box for several years. (Hey, at least they weren't a PIG [project in grocery sack]!)
Now I'm working on getting them sewn into strips and am thinking about how I'll set the strips together. This will be a lap quilt--good for reading or watching TV. I need to get some of these quilt tops finished and quilted or they might be confused with aging wine or brandy!