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Thread: Is there a kaleidoscope quilt block

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    Is there a kaleidoscope quilt block

    I have always loved playing with a kaleidoscope when I was a child and was wondering if the was a quilt block in kaleidoscope that I can make myself a kaleidoscope quilt?

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    There are kaleidoscope quilts and quilt blocks. The most well known Kaleidoscope block is this one, featured in one of the QB swaps
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...p-t291863.html

    If you want to get into serious kaleidoscope quilts check out the patterns and techniques and fabrics offered by Paula Nadelstern.
    http://www.paulanadelstern.com/gallery.php

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=2FPHTMEL6WTOT

    https://www.equilter.com/designer/11/paula-nadelstern

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    Take a look at the one-block wonder quilts. They are fun to make and not to challenging if the fabric layers are matched when cutting and produce fascinating designs just like the kaleidoscopes. The one I started is still in the UFO stage because I can't decide how to arrange the blocks I've finished but I am sure there are other examples on this board or pinterest.

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    you may want to look at Mandela quilts, if you want to do some serious piecing instead of using a printed fabric to create most of the design.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    check out Ricky Tims Kool Kaleidascope He teaches a technique to make several size different sizes and place in lots of different ways to make quilts. Here's one I made using that technique.Name:  P1040869.JPG
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    Your standard stack and whack pattern using the 45 degree angle ruler can give you a kaleidoscope design. It all depends on the fabric that you use. This one was done using a balloon print.
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