This kaleidoscope quilt block (click to download the pattern) is a 6.5 inch foundation pieced block. You can use our foundation paper to make piecing this block easy. I decided to make a scrappy version. If this is a new skill for you please read our beginners guide to foundation paper piecing before you start.
Firstly, please print our Kaleidoscope Quilt Block pattern, you will need to change the scale on your printer to custom – 100% to print to the correct size. There is a test square you can measure to ensure it has printed correctly. Cut out the 4 squares and then fold alone the lines between the numbers. This will make it easier in later stages.
With your first square flip it over so the print side is facing down. Find a piece of fabric slightly larger than piece 1 (at least 1/4 an inch larger all around). Use a fabric glue stick to put glue over the piece marked as ‘1’ and then place the scrap wrong side down on top of the glue to stick it into place.
Flip it over and fold the fabric back along the line between pieces 1 and 2. Trim off any excess fabric ensuring you leave a quarter an inch seam allowance.… Read More...