So I’m wondering if it’s bright enough?
So you start by selecting a multicolored fabric with a 24 inch repeat in the pattern. Here’s my choice (yes, inspired by Toaster Moon decor!):
You use the special Kaleido-Ruler to cut triangles of a certain size out of fabric strips of a certain size.
You join 8 triangles into an octagon, like this:
Then you join smaller triangles to the octagons to form a square.
You can choose triangles that contrast with the nearby octagons, or triangles that blend with the adjacent octagons. I chose ones that blend, which gives a different effect than when you choose contrasting fabric. That’s why my quilt looks somewhat different than many one block wonder quilts, I think.
Then you join the squares so they look like what you see when you look through a kaleidoscope.
Then you choose fabrics for the borders. As usual, I went for eye-catching fabric in bright colors. When I got the outer border on, I decided it needed some embellishment, so I added curvy strips of the inner border, and random triangle shapes of the main fabric. The result:
Now I need to quilt it and and binding around the outer edge to finish it off. Then it will join its fabric kinfolk in Toaster Moon.