The Kaleidoscope Quilt was designed by Judy and Brad Niemeyer to show the possibilities of mixing and matching our 22″ diamonds to create an exploded star quilt layout. The project requires (24) diamond blocks. We chose the Basket Star and Woven star for this design. We are also introducing a paper pieced background block in this layout. The quilt requires paper piecing and traditional piecing skills, including curved piecing, to complete.
Once you’ve finished this quilt, we recommend checking out Quiltster to see a variety of other diamond blocks that could be used to create this design. Likewise, if you would like to expand it, there is a border option that will take this pattern to 80″ x 80″ and one that will extend the design to 99″ x 99″. Quiltster will give you yardage and an image of your expanded design. It also gives you border options, so there is more than one expansion option to increase the size of your quilt.
This pattern is available in Quiltster! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite fabric collections in Quiltster before you make it. Quiltster will even provide you with yardage! You can also purchase kits designed by Quiltster Sellers right in the application!
Click on the Project button to access the pattern templates and begin coloring with fabrics uploaded from your stash and/or fabric collections from across the industry! A Quiltster account is required to use the coloring tool. If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you will need to subscribe and log in before these links will work. Subscriptions can be obtained by going to http://www.quiltster.com, click on Subscribe!
If you’d like to purchase a kit from a Quiltster Seller, click the Marketplace button! A subscription is not needed in Quiltster to purchase a kit through the Marketplace.
Click below for a downloadable .PDF of various kitting handouts!
Click on the images below to find the Kaleidoscope gallery of quilts on Facebook!
Sorry, there are no classes scheduled for Kaleidoscope at this time.