Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt blocks - One block wonder or whack and stack

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope floral quilt

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt - Also called one block wonder or whack and stack

One of my favourite things in quilting is hexagon blocks and I just love kaleidoscope blocks.

To make a kaleidoscope quilt, you only need fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats.

Each block is a hexagon and it uses 6 triangles. You can make it larger by buying enough fabric for 12 repeats or for 18 repeats. Always in multiples of 6. And why not use 6 or 12 panels?

I tend to use my square or rectangular rulers to cut 60 degree angles (see tutorial below)  but you don’ t have to. You can use my template

60 degree ruler template

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

And this is the quilt I made!

I haven’t quilted it as you can see.

Floral kaleidoscope quilt - video tutorial

Learn to use your regular ruler to cut 60 degree triangles

Here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

How to sew hexagon quilt blocks without Y seams

And this one is my first kaleidoscope quilt.

I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got 44 blocks all together.

For the quilt I used 39 blocks and had 5 left over blocks.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

The background triangles are the same size as the hexagon triangles.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

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10 thoughts on “Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope floral quilt”

  1. Looking at your whole quilt, I don’t see kaleidoscopes, but looking at individual patches, I do. I am reminded that I have not yet uncovered my two kaleidoscopes since I moved 2 months ago.
    I haven’t yet unpacked all my fabric either but I am sure I can find some to make at least a crib-sized quilt. I like to make this size to give away, after leaving them around to admire for a while.

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