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.
The background triangles are the same size as the hexagon triangles.
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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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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:
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About the quilt
- 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.
Learn to make this Hidden wells quilt block using 5 strips of fabric in 2 minutes:
- 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:
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: