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Kaleido Stars' Big Sister...
For those who are passionate about sewing and all things quilting...
Kaleido Multi Stars Quilt.
Determined to keep to using what I already have I deviated from the pattern with the borders, as I didn’t quite have enough of either.
You’ll also see that this pattern uses the same fabric as the ribbon that rings the star blocks, which is different to the original. I love the way the centre ring interlocks them all together. When the 4 quarters are sewn up and you’re about to join them it’s fun to try out different placements. You might be able to see that it could be changed to put the bottom half at the top and then in my example the purple fabric would make the centre ring and the darker teal the larger centre circle.
I can see that making the stars in a scrappy way would be great, and also the ribbons if you kept to the same colour palette for each.
As there are more Half Square Triangle units to make there is a different method in the instructions for making 8 at a time to make the construction quicker and the initial cutting simpler.
With the help of phone Apps I have mocked up how the original Kaleido Stars (Mystery) Quilt block layout would look if repeated in the same way, and I love it!
This is why it was given it’s name as it looks so much like a Kaleidoscope - I loved these as a child.
Thank you to Carol for sending me the photographs of your blocks.
As promised, all that have sent in and/or shared their progress with me during the Mystery Quilt sew along have been sent this new pattern as a thank you freebie.
If you haven’t received it please check your Spam/Junk email folder and let me know if it’s not there.
I included some subtle fairy and Peter Rabbit fabrics in the star centres, Tilda and spotty for the centre and outer squares, and backed it with a beautiful Peter Rabbit scene fabric.
It has now been gifted and hopefully loved for many years to come.
The original pattern has 25 blocks but can easily be adjusted to make a bigger or smaller version.