Kaleidoscope Quilt Along

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:

Smart Plate Quilting

Cozy Quilter (has Smart Plate in store, call or email to purchase)

Kindred Quilts

Thread and More


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.

  1. 21 Responses to “Kaleidoscope Quilt Along”

  2. what a great idea. if i can finish up a few of my current projects, i will totally be joining you…here i go on a quilt finishing marathon.

    By hectichousehold on Jun 5, 2010

  3. This looks like a lot of fun! Love both versions you’ve shared!

    By Sherri on Jun 5, 2010

  4. I have to order the template. I’ve always loved those type of quilts!

    By mamacjt on Jun 5, 2010

  5. Love it! I wish I could join in, I just don’t think I can commit to another new project right now. Way too many works-in-progress!

    By SarahB on Jun 5, 2010

  6. Very cute. I made a fun kaliedescope quilt with the Marti Mitchell Kaleido-ruler.. sounds a lot like the one you’ve recommended. Your quilts are super cute and inspiring!

    By pam on Jun 5, 2010

  7. I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting forever (well it seems like forever) for this! Of course it had to come in a month I have way too many commitments. I need to take a break from the swaps! I promise to participate, but I don’t think it will be until July. :( I just love that Hope Valley doll quilt!

    By Kelly B. on Jun 5, 2010

  8. I am in. I accidentally bought the ruler thinking it was right for hexagon quilt along on Flickr… only to discover I had octagons instead of hexagons! I’ve been at a lost what to do with them! So I am so excited that my Figgy Pudding will not go to waste!

    By Lara on Jun 5, 2010

  9. i think i want to play…just hope i’m up to it!

    By shelia fisher on Jun 6, 2010

  10. I’m new to quilting. I was wondering if new quilters can participate in the quilt along. This is a great give away and if I had a blog I’d loved to include your website on it. I just found your blog through Kate Spain’s blog and I’m so glad I did. Very Cute!

    By Tammy Fulinara on Jun 6, 2010

  11. LOVE this quilt! I saw a few similar floating around Flickr that I really liked, and came across a pattern in an old (old!) quilting book with templates. I will definitely sew along…

    By Valerie in CS on Jun 7, 2010

  12. Count me in =0)

    By Colette on Jun 7, 2010

  13. hi, i’m visiting from Happy Modern Quilts and would like to stay! i LOVE your kawii hexie bag! thanks for the tutorial!

    By cate on Jun 7, 2010

  14. i think i’ve ‘followed’ you now – hope so, i want to come back to make that adorable hexie bag!

    By cate on Jun 7, 2010

  15. I love this – thinking about it!

    By Geraldine Meenan on Jun 7, 2010

  16. You are killing me with this quilt along. I am so over committed but this looks so pretty!

    By Corey on Jun 8, 2010

  17. Beautiful quilt! I am interested in learning your technique on perfect points. Thanks for the invitation to join in!!

    By Sue Warren on Jun 8, 2010

  18. I may have to set some things aside to participate in this one!! I love the layout of the first one with all that gorgeous Hope Valley fabric.

    By izzy inspired on Jun 9, 2010

  19. Hi All,
    Let me introduce myself. I am Sharon Sebrow, inventor of the Kaleidoscope Smart-Plate and author of Kaleidoscope the Smart Way. I have just been introduced to your quilt along by Caryn, a customer at the Cozy Quilt shoppe, picking up a Smart-Plate. First of all, you can add this shop to your list of carrying the smart-plates and my book. cozyquilter.com

    I am so pleased that you are enjoying and sharing my smart-plate (Lara, sorry it was not hexagons)

    I hope you continue to enjoy this easy technique for the kaleidoscope. Unlike the traditional way of making the block, using templates to cut triangles like marti mitchell’s. you start with the simple and basic pinwheel block.

    feel free to contact me if you like from my website smartplatequilting.com

    By Sharon Sebrow on Jul 9, 2010

  20. Just ordered my ruler from the Cozy Quilt Shop this afternoon, thanks for the link to that shop! About to start on a fun Kaleidoscope Adventure!!

    By Michelle D. on Jul 27, 2010

  21. The name “Sugarstiches” really caught my attention to this site. The Kaledoscope is a reminder to childhood days. I was able to download part one but cannot download part two. I would love to do this project next. I am finishing up three started quilts and this just looks like the fun one to start next.
    Thanks Janet

    By Janet on Oct 25, 2011

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