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Calling All Crayola Fans!

Take a look at this big splash of sunny fun straight out of Riley Blake Designs Crayola® Kaleidoscope collection!

Just in time for back to school comes a veritable rainbow of color to create the happiest of projects. With names like Jazzberry Jam, Tiny Teapot Tan, Toy Poodle and Mermaid Tail, who wouldn't be inspired to make something glorious?

We certainly were inspired and knew just the pattern to bring this curvy geometric to life: the Aunt Henri Fans or Flowers? pattern!

A couple years back we happened upon a fun 5" pre-cut consisting of grey textures and geometric prints and we thought, wouldn't this make a fun steam punk inspired fan block? We nosed around for a good block and decided a whirling pinwheel might do the trick.

Of course none of the blocks we found would work with a 5" pre-cut so back to the drawing board we went. Literally. We created our own block in three sizes that could be cut out of those handy 5" OR 10" squares!

The Fans or Flowers? pattern is a real multi-tasker and includes templates for 8", 12" and 15" blocks. To mix things up even more, you can add a circle or petal shaped center to the blocks to create flowers.

Don't you think the movement in Kaleidoscope by Crayola® is a great match for the movement in the fan blocks?


We used a Crayola® Kaleidoscope 10" stacker to make this fun kid-sized 52" play mat. With only sixteen blocks in the quilt that meant we used only 32 squares, plus yardage for the grey background pieces.

Crayola® Kaleidoscope 10" Stacker

CR480 Cast Iron 1.25 yards

CR480 Granite 1.25yards

CR480 Toy Poodle .5 yard

Never ones to let scraps fall to the floor, we made a ROYGBIV border of 2.5" x 4.5" pieces that wrapped our corners.That sharp black binding is none other than that sassy Toy Poodle color.

Carole from Quality Quilting chose this Signature Cotton Variegated - M01 Brights which really brought all the colors together and made a striking back.

If you happen to be more of a color scheme quilter, take a look at some of the other designs we mocked up with Kaleidoscope.

Get a new perspective when you turn these blocks on point and add some sashing!

How about a sweet peppermint inspired table runner?

Peppermint table runner

This is a fun pattern with lots of possibilities!

You can find Fans or Flowers? HERE

Happy sewing,


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