I ran into a little bit of a problem working on my hexagon Kaleidoscope Blocks yesterday. The problem was simple. My mind told me I was making octagons, when really six sides makes a hexagon. So I did some online digging and found the answer to my issue on a blog called Prosperity Stuff Quilts. You see, it seems that some quilters who venture into Kaleidoscopes Blocks make many, many, quilts using this technique and have more than one for a newbie like me to drool glance over.
About half of my Kaleidoscope Blocks
First I laid out my blocks as you can see above. Each row represents two rows as I have them stacked as "sort of match" pairs. We're headed for 6 rows total.
First Strip of Blocks Together
DD said "wow" under her breath when she saw my first strip. I took it as a wonderful heartfelt compliment, especially when she wanted her picture taken with it.
I couldn't stop, the blocks might get out of order you know, thereby I just had to finish up the second strip before she went to bed. Can you see why I say these are "sort of matched" rows?