This block gives an impression of curves but all blocks have straight lines. This kaleidoscope block is quick and easy to make and it makes great quilts.
I chose to make this block with paper piecing because it has many points and it’s easier to sew accurately with this technique.
Print the template twice for 1 block. Alternate the colours to make 2 different blocks.
Learn to make a kaleidoscope block in just over 2 minutes
This tutorial is for a paper piecing block. If you’ve never done any paper piecing, this is a perfect block to learn.
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Tridimensional quilt block
The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern has instructions to make 4 different quilts using 4 variations of a disappearing shoofly quilt block. Each block layout makes a very different quilt.
The pattern uses quick cutting techniques that make this quilt really quick and easy to make even for a beginner.
See the quilt up close on this short video!
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About the pattern
Skill level: beginner.
Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.
Finished block size: 11 ½”.
Quilt style: traditional piecing with quick cutting instructions.
Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.
You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.
Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.
In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written quick cutting instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.
Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.
I’d like to thank the great testers that tested and proofread the pattern for their generosity: Joanne, Brandy of Pampered Pettit and Joanne of Canuck Quilter Designs.