These blocks are so easy and have so many possibilities.
This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths. These blocks are perfect for jelly rolls. A quick search on google returns lots of beautiful quilts using this easy technique.
Learn the hidden wells technique in 3 minutes
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I’ve tried the technique with 5 strips as well:
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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Learn and see how many designs you can make with this block:
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Tridimensional quilt block