I love when you put all of your blocks together and they form something absolutely stunning. Recently, I found a quilt by Laura Ann Coia from SewVeryEasy that fits that bill.
It’s called a kaleidoscope block, and it’s just as beautiful as it sounds. The best part? It’s unbelievably easy to make! In fact, this may be one of the fastest blocks I’ve made in months.
Wanna make it yourself? I don’t blame you. Here’s how.
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The biggest secret for finishing this gorgeous quilt is a free printable template that Laura designed for her audience. This ensures the final block is made of 8 equally-sized triangles in the center.
Want that template for yourself? Click here to see and download it!
Once you’ve printed out that template, use it to measure and cut out 8 triangles, 4 of one color and 4 of another. Then, sew them side by side to form an octagon.
To finish the block, you’ll cut four more triangles. This time, they’ll be right triangles. The hypotenuse will be the length of one side of your octagon.
As for the sides, they’ll go straight out from the far side of one octagon until it theoretically would meet the edge of the near side of the neighboring octagon. Confused? Laura has a visual down below.
When you cut those four triangles, cut two of one color and two of another. Sew them on opposite corners, trim any excess, press, and your block is done!
Watch Laura stitch up the full quilt in the video down below so you can get started on your own. Good luck and happy quilting!