Category Archives: beginner quilt block

Kaleidoscope quilt – one block wonder

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

This is one of those things that looks so complicated but nothing could be further from the truth.

To make a kaleidoscope quilt, you only need fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats. Each block is a hexagon and uses 6 triangles.

If you want to make it bigger, then get enough fabric for 12 print repeats or any number in multiples of 6.

You don’t really need a 60 degree ruler. Learn in 2 minutes how to use a regular ruler to cut 60 degree triangles before you start.

But first watch how easy it is to make this quilt.

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

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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If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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Quilt pattern: Trellis – beginner modern quilt

Trellis quilt pattern - 5 sizes - beginner modern pattern

Trellis is a quick and easy modern quilt pattern suitable for beginners. This quilt has no Y seams to deal with.

It works just as well with solids and print fabrics.

Have a look at the quilt and test sample quilts on this 1:30 minute video:

Buy Trellis quilt pattern

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About the quilt

Quilt details:

  • 5 quilt sizes: Cushion, crib, throw, twin, queen.
  • Quilt technique: traditionally piecing.
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of colour diagrams as well as written instructions.
  • Bonus: links to relevant video tutorials, alternative colour schemes as well as a quilt colouring page.

I’d like to thank the great testers who tested and proofread the pattern for their generosity:

  • Steph Tow
  • Lynne from Sydney;
  • Pam Bosworth
  • Carol Leitch
  • Bridgette Presnell
  • Dan from Melbourne

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

Trellis quilt pattern, modern beginner quilt in 5 sizes

 

From 5 strips to quilt block variation (Hidden wells) – video tutorial

Hidden wells quilt block - 2 minute quilt blocks

Learn to make this Hidden wells quilt block using 5 strips of fabric in 2 minutes:

Materials

  • 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
  • 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip

Unfinished block size

12 3/4 inch square.

Arranging the block

After the tutorial you get 4 pieces, two of each:

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

Repeat the tutorial

To make these blocks you need to make the tutorial twice and get 8 pieces that you’ll arrange into these 2 blocks:

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial