June 5, 2010 | Uncategorized
Hello, everyone! I would like to announce my upcoming quiltalong: “Sugar Stitches Kaleidoscope Quilt Along” Its my first, and I hope you will all join me! Otherwise, I might feel weird “quilting along” with just myself, haha!
I made a mini kaleidoscope quilt for DQS8 and got a lot of positive feedback on it. I have some tricks up my sleeve that will make your blocks look perfect, and all your points line up. Care to join me? You can join the Flickr Group here.
This is the perfect quilt to use up all of your fabric scraps! I’m making mine using my Minny Muu stash. Here’s what mine looks like so far (please excuse the poor quality picture-it was taken with my cell phone!):
As you can see, I used two variations of the kaleidoscope block (in my DQS8 quilt I only used one style of block).
You will need to purchase a special ruler for this project. It is sold online and costs about $25-27. This may seem a little steep, but just wait until you see all of the possibilities! Also, by using this ruler, you eliminate the need to cut out multitudes of biased-edged triangles. Its a lifesaver!
Here are a few places I found that sell the ruler:
Cozy Quilter (has Smart Plate in store, call or email to purchase)
Be sure to order the 12 1/2″ size!!
I hope you will all join in! Its going to be a lot of fun! I will be back in a couple of days with fabric requirements.