This morning I will teach the second half of the strip pieced Kaleidoscope class. I always emphasize to my students that it is the fabric choice that makes the quilt. With this particular pattern you need a smooth blend of values from light to dark no matter what your color choice is.
There are two different layouts for this pattern. The brown/rust quilt shows the alternate layout with all blocks in the X position. The other two quilts have the position alternated between the X and + positions (looking at the dark fabric wedges).
The bottom picture is a quilt made with all multicolor floral prints.