A kaleidoscope pattern is based on an 8-Pointed Star grid. What's that, you ask? Here's a simple 8 pointed star called LeMoyne Star. This is not an equal sized 9 patch grid. As Jinny Beyer says about this grid: "... all of the outer points are the same distance from each other."
|EZ Being Green from Supersize 'Em Quilts, 2009|
|Farm House West Stars as seen in Supersize 'Em Quilts|
|Single kaleidoscope block|
|Days to Remember Collection by Mary Kerr|
|Looking at the 3 block colorings|
|Merry Go Round quilt using 12" blocks: 48" x 48"|
|Sockey Kaleidoscope Quilt by Jeannine D.|
|Center of Jeannine's Sock Monkey quilt|
And how about a table runner using string pieced triangles? Glad you asked!
|String Pieced scrappy blocks|
|22" x 46" table runner|
|Four block quilt with a matching pillow|
Feedsack Kaleidoscope Quilt - which is a FREE download from the Windham Fabrics web site. I actually have enough patches cut out to make another one. I guess I must like this pattern, huh?
All rulers and patterns for kaleidoscope have been sold (one lady emailed at 3:30 am!). Thanks for your interest. Look for some future posts about other rulers.
|Kaleidoscope Ruler and pattern are #3 above|