Whenever I spot a gorgeous print, I can’t help but imagine it in kaleidoscope blocks. They truly transform designs!
For my latest project I used this winter fabric…
and the instructions of my Kaleidoscope quilts patterns for the blocks below. The blocks use 4 squares with identical print – this is the easiest type of kaleidoscope.
These blocks would have made a gorgeous quilt, but why limit yourself to kaleidoscope?
My TEXTURED BLISS patterns feature wonderful ways to add texture to the quilt blocks. See below one of these techniques applied to the kaleidoscope blocks.
Automatic thread trimmer
Is your sewing machine equipped with an automated thread trimmer? My industrial machine has this feature, so stitching (basting, actually) these folded blocks was a breeze! For my previous projects I had to rely on my old domestic machine, which does not have this convenience. That process used to be quite frustrating, but it’s now a piece of cake! On Instagram, I post brief videos of my process.
I joined 25 blocks into a pillow cover. The result? Absolutely stunning! I’m loving this new technique fusion and can’t wait to explore further.
The quilting is so easy, even for beginners- only straight lines stitched with the walking foot.
And here is my second project.
The second TEXTURED BLISS pattern works great with fussy cut pieces.
Tomorrow, I will show you how I created a plastic template that makes fussy cutting EASY and ensures that the exact motifs that I want will appear in my quilt – very cool!
My favorite tool for marking lines for quilting: a Hera marker. It leaves creases on fabric, not ink that does not want to disappear!
If you haven’t tried my KALEIDOSCOPE and TEXTURED BLISS patterns yet, you’re in for a delightful surprise!
Buy the TEXTURED BLISS and TEXTURED ELEGANCE patterns and get the KALEIDOSCOPE double pattern FOR FREE!