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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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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" for patterns. Be sure to transfer dots to templates, then to fabric pieces. The dots are matching points and are necessary when joining pieces.

From rust floral, cut:
16 of Pattern A

From gold print, cut:
16 of Pattern A

From tan paisley print, cut:
8 of Pattern A
10—2-5/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 20 B triangles total or 20 of Pattern B

From rust plaid, cut:
8 of Pattern A (To match featured quilt, cut triangles with short edge on the straight grain.)
8—2-5/8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 16 B triangles total or 16 of Pattern B (To match featured quilt, if cutting squares, cut them on the bias; cut triangles with a long edge on the straight grain.)

From rust dot, cut:
4 of Pattern A

From dark green print, cut:
12 of Pattern A

From red floral, cut:
4 of Pattern A

From olive green print, cut:
4 of Pattern A

From olive green floral, cut:
1—4-1/2x17" strip
1—4-1/2x16-1/2" strip
1—4-1/2x6" strip

From red-and-brown stripe, cut:
1—1-1/2x17" strip
1—1-1/2x16-1/2" strip
1—1-1/2x6" strip

From dark brown print cut:
1—4-1/2x13" strip
1—4-1/2x12-1/2" strip

From brown print, cut:
4—2-1/2x42" binding strips
1—2-1/2x181-/2" strip
1—2-1/2x12" strip
1—1-1/2x13" strip
1—1-1/2x12-1/2" strip

From brown stripe, cut:
1—3-1/2x18-1/2" strip

1—3-1/2x12" strip {C}