I have been looking forward to piecing the Paper Pieced areas of the Modern Plus Sampler quilt along, hosted by Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms), based on the fact that I created a version of the Kaleidoscope Plus quilt last year.
Unsurprisingly, the Kaleidoscope Block came together quickly for me. Too quickly in fact. If you look toward the center points of the Pink Kona Cotton, you will notice that I ended up having to piece fabric together for the lower left hand corner. Oops. Instead of unpicking the tiny stitches, I opted for a seam within the block. So, there is a cautionary tale to slow down a bit more than I did!
I did take more time when selecting my fabric for the Faceted Rings block and I opted to change up the instructions a little bit. I chose to add my Fabric E as segment B4 to add more interest and variation in the ring around the plus sign for my block.
Back to discussing going too fast: I did not increase my stitch length and test sew my paper pieced segments together. Doing that always results in a better finish and accuracy when points are involved, but the block is finished and good enough. Next month we get instructions for assembling the quilt top!