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Greta's Kaleidoscope


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The points are meant to be cut off; that's my story and I'm sticking to it. The red headed stepchild of "Syncopated Ribbons", "Greta's Kaleidoscope" uses funky piecing of strips and squares to create off kilter blocks that seem to spin like a kaleidoscope. The spinning 9" blocks are a wonderful way to show off some favorite fabrics and the forgiving piecing methods make this quilt perfect for any quilter from confident beginner on up. Much like its predecessor, you really can't screw this quilt up. Lots of fun and looks great in all the new mosaic and modern fabrics! Baby (55" square), lap (55" x 72") and twin (72" x 85") sizes included. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Rotary cutting, knowledge of color value, chain piecing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 55" x 72" Lap size. Pattern also includes baby and twin sizes.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 10 fat quarters for blocks
  • 2 3/4 yards coordinating fabric A (blocks and border)
  • 2 1/2 yards contrasting fabric B (blocks, border, binding)

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EvaPaige Quilt Designs Hottie Haven shop
EvaPaige Quilt Designs Hottie Haven shop
I probably started sewing as a measure of self defense; if my mom was busy teaching me about 5/8" seams and casings for elastics, there was no way she could whip up yet another set of matching floor length gowns for my sister and I to wear while posing for photos at the local Sears photo studio. While my mom sewed all manner of things, quilts were never one of them. I discovered quilting on my own in 1995, and like most new quilters, my first can be considered a horrific monstrosity. Several years and much more talent later, I started to design my own patterns, and in 2005 launched EvaPaige Quilt Designs. My design style is one of "fun over fuss", and I unapologetically preach the gospel of "Perfection is Overrated" through my trunk show and on my Quilting Hottie Haven blog. Quilting isn't mean to be hard or frustrating, and with every pattern I try to help the user focus on enjoying the creative process rather than becoming annoyed by too many matching points and seams. I tend to shy away from trends; I design what I love and have a hard time conforming to what's hot in the quilting world. Other than me, of course. On a more personal note, my husband and I have three young daughters, twins Eva and Paige, my mini-mes and company namesakes, and Greta, who will likely be in therapy because her name only appears on a pattern, not as part of the true EPQD empire. We live in a pretty town northwest of Boston MA that I promise you have never heard of and where you don't even need a clear day to see New Hampshire, where all five of us pretty much live our lives covered in thread scraps.