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Scrappy Kaleidoscope Table Topper

Marry past and present by piecing this quilt with Civil War reproduction fabrics from the Stafford County collection by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics. An unlikely plaid creates an abstract circular illusion around the center Kaleidoscope block. Chose high-contrast prints for the asymmetrical borders to give your quilt a scrappy quality.


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Inspired by "Seeing Circles" from designers Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth of Tailormade by Design

Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

1/4 yard each of rust floral, gold print, and tan paisley print (block A)
1/4 yard rust plaid (blocks A, B, and C)
9" square rust dot (block B)
1/4 yard dark green print (block B)
9" square each of red floral and olive green print (block C)
1/3 yard olive green floral (border)
1/8 yard red-and-brown stripe (border)
1/4 yard dark brown print (border)
1/2 yard brown print (border, binding)
1/8 yard brown stripe (border)
1 yard backing fabric
35" square batting

Finished quilt: 28-1/2" square
Finished blocks: 6" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. {C}