Kaleidoscope Twins and FREE Pattern
Forget stopping with twins! I typically make 3, 4 - even a dozen of a particular pattern if the fabrics are speaking to me. This is true with my Kaleidoscope pattern. This is a traditional, vintage pattern that is made so much easier with a set of acrylic templates. There are several on the market these days.
When I taught this class for the Sewing Expo in 2010-11, I had my own rulers laser cut. I no longer sell them, but here's what you can do with them. First, a simple block. The large triangles are 45 degrees at the tips. The blue corners are your average, run-of-the-middle half-square triangles.
But they are TWO different angles and you can play around with color so you get some amazing visuals going on. What do I mean? Do you see curves with the center blues?
|Kaleidoscope in traditional browns|
How about one done with novelty prints? This was done by my friend Jeannine using my pattern and templates.
|Sockeye Kaleidoscope by Jeannine D.|
Then I did one for Benartex. I used the Katie Collection. And it's FREE!
|Merry Go Round: 48" x 48". 12" blocks (9 blocks)|
Here are two blocks I made, playing around with strip piecing those 45 degree triangles.
And a table runner I made for Autumn:
|Kaleidoscope Table Runner|
Then I was playing with 1930s prints. What do you think?A terrible photo due to poor lighting, but I asked a guild friend to quilt it and it was donated to a local charity.
Hope you enjoyed seeing all these variations of the Kaleidoscope! Don't forget to get the free pattern above (with the Merry Go Round quilt).