A few years ago, a friend gave me some cute fabric from “The Magic of Oz” collection by Wilmington Prints.
I love shoes (almost as much as I like fabric) so the ruby slippers print was the perfect gift for me.
In the process of cleaning my sewing room, I found a favorite book by Sandy Bonsib. I love Sandy’s patterns and there are several in this book that are on to my “to do” list. The pattern “Kaleidoscope Kaper” seemed like a good fit for my ruby slippers fabric!
I cut out all my triangles using the template in Sandy’s book. Easy, no problem!
Four sets of two triangles start to look like a kaleidoscope.
I am liking this block!
Polka dot corners add some new texture and interest.
Nine kaleidoscope blocks will make a nice pillow, don’t you think?
So…I am stuck on the border of my ruby slippers pillow!
Do I go with basic black?
What about a red checked binding?
11 thoughts on “Stuck on the Border”
For me, it would be red check. But I have to see it in place to know. I almost never use black binding – a personal preference only.
Thanks, Meg! This fabric makes the blocks look so busy, I know I need to calm it down a bit!
I like the idea of a black border with red checked binding
Thank you, Paulette! That is where I am leaning as well.
I say “do both” red check skinny border with a thick black outer border — I’m not known as the “queen of black” for nothing!
OK, well I am going to play around with this one!
Oh Dorthy’s slippers! I just love their little sparkles.
I vote for black binding, I think it will take the eye to cute slipper fabric first. 🌟 No matter what, your pillow will look perfect!
Thanks! I think you are right…I need to bring the eye to my favorite ruby slipper fabric. Thanks for sharing your sparkly opinion, Abbie!
Red checked border and black binding to frame it 🙂
Awesome fabric, what a fun quilt!
It was fun to make! Thanks!