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Friday, May 20, 2016

Kaleidoscope Star Pattern!

Hooray!  My Kaleidoscope Star pattern is finished and available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops!  I did something with this pattern that I've never done before.  I've written the pattern with two different construction methods.  So, you can choose whether you want to construct the corner units with HST's or with snowballs- whichever is most comfortable for you!


The pattern is written in lap, twin, and queen sizes, and no matter which method you choose, you can't go wrong.  I've included cutting diagrams, as well as detailed instructions, and full-color illustrations for almost every step!

The curvy kaleidoscope design has great wow factor, but is created with traditional straight piecing.  The only special tool required is a triangle-in-a-square ruler set.  There are a few brands available, and any of them will work.

I'm going to be honest, I chose this set because it already had holes for hanging and I wouldn't need to get my hubby to drill them.  The sets are all pretty inexpensive and easy to find.  I got mine from JoAnn for about $10.  Just be sure that whatever set you choose has BOTH the main triangle ruler, as well as the smaller ruler for the side pieces.  That's essential for turning that triangle into a square block.

This is such a fun quilt, and the blocks make really cool secondary patterns when they're all put together.  Check it out!


  1. A bright and fun quilt. It would be fun to do with scraps.

  2. I like this pattern. Your use of the lighter greens and the brighter colors really makes the quilt twinkle. I can easily see the secondary pattern, but my favorite is the twinkling of the stars. I'm going to look for the rulers because I really like this pattern...and who wouldn't want another set of rulers? :-) Oh, I just noticed that this particular set has different sizes marked in. That has to make it more versatile for use in other projects.

  3. What a great quilt! And yay for HST's, I'm sick of snowballs at the moment :)

  4. Congrats on another great pattern Kelly.


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