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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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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

Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block - quick and easy quilting

This block starts with two 9 inch squares.

How to make a quick and easy Diamond quilt block

Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in  2 minutes:

 

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Materials for one Diamond quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.