One of my favourite things in quilting is hexagon blocks and I just love kaleidoscope blocks.
To make a kaleidoscope quilt, you only need fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats.
Each block is a hexagon and it uses 6 triangles. You can make it larger by buying enough fabric for 12 repeats or for 18 repeats. Always in multiples of 6. And why not use 6 or 12 panels?
I tend to use my square or rectangular rulers to cut 60 degree angles (see tutorial below) but you don’ t have to. You can use my template
60 degree ruler template
If you plan to cut at 60 degrees a lot you may consider investing in a 60 degree ruler.
How to make a kaleidoscope quilt
Learn in just 4 minutes:
And this is the quilt I made!
I haven’t quilted it as you can see.
Learn to use your regular ruler to cut 60 degree triangles
Here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:
How to sew hexagon quilt blocks without Y seams
And this one is my first kaleidoscope quilt.
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.
The background triangles are the same size as the hexagon triangles.
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