Kaleidoscope Block For A Quilt Or Table Runner

Sometimes it’s nice to kind of stray from the typical quilts that one might see on a day to day basis. Don’t get us wrong, all of the quilts using triangles are amazing, but there are a lot of them out there! Sometimes it’s nice to use different shapes on our quilts to provide a different look.

We have an amazing tutorial today by Donna and Matt from Jordan Fabrics about the kaleidoscope quilt and table runner block! They show us how this very same block can easily be transferred from a quilt block to a table runner block! And the pattern looks great on either one!

The block design itself is very unique because the pieces are octagon shape rather then what we traditional see with triangles. They use busier fabrics to make the focal point in the quilt and it has a really cool affect. It definitely lives up to its name because it truly does resemble a kaleidoscope.

The thing about this quilt is that it comes with a little more work than we see with a typical quilt. As Donna says, it’s difficult to cut the fabric into the different pieces used in the quilt. Lucky for us, Matt has the cutting technique down to a science and so generously walks us through the process in this tutorial.

For any beginners out there, this one is a tad more difficult, but it can be accomplished with the video as a guide.

Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook: Create One-Block Masterpieces; New Step-by-Step Instructions

There are also a couple of tools that will make this project a little easier. If you’re interested in purchasing the tools, you can find the link for more information in their video description.

This project is so different and definitely worth the challenge. Don’t forget to check out the video below for the help.



2 Responses to “Kaleidoscope Block For A Quilt Or Table Runner”

  1. Fern

    Nov 14. 2019

    I have made 3 of these quilts, the hard way and had a lot of waste. I love the way Matt did it ,no waste. I will make another, Mats way. Wish I had written directions. I am on my iPad .and have no printer or computer.Fern Hutson. N79 W22937; Plainview rd. Sussex, Wi. 53089. Or now in Tx. For the winter. At ….. 938 South Alamo rd. Alamo Tx. 78516. Unit 1314. Thanks for sharing. Always love new things.

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  2. Fern Hutson

    Nov 14. 2019

    A great Tutorial……The Kaleidoscope. Fern Hutson..262-246-3003.

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