Candy Corn Kaleidescope Quilt

Happy Halloween! Here’s a festive quilt for you to stitch.  We’ve made ours with the CGRDBSKL CREATIVE GRIDS 45 DEGREE KALEIDOSCOPE DOUBLE STRIP QUILTING RULER if you don’t have this ruler you can use a similar 45° angled ruler (or template plastic to make a template to cut your triangle segments).

Here’s our quilt hanging in the shop for October. We used  BELLA SOLIDS  to make our quilt Two colors  9900 79  Ochre and  9900 60 Ivory.  Scroll down for our mini-pictorial tutorial.

Here’s our quilt hanging in the shop for October. We used BELLA SOLIDS to make our quilt Two colors 9900 79 Ochre and 9900 60 Ivory. Scroll down for our mini-pictorial tutorial.

Creative Grids  KALEIDOSCOPE RULER

Creative Grids KALEIDOSCOPE RULER

Need more details on cutting your shapes and block construction?

Watch Rachel Cross demonstrate the Kaleidoscope block and ruler in her video .


What you need:

·         Creative Grids Double Strip Kaleidoscope Ruler (CGRDBSKL) OR Creative Grids 45° Kaleidoscope & Dresden Plate Ruler (CGRTKAL45) or similar 45° angled ruler (or template plastic to make a template to cut your triangle segments)

·         2 ½ yards background (cream)

·         2 yards for blocks and binding (orange)

·         3 yards of backing fabric


Cut 2 1/2” strips from your fabric and sew into strip sets.

Cut 2 1/2” strips from your fabric and sew into strip sets.

Use your Kaleidoscope ruler or template to cut triangle segments from your strip sets.

Use your Kaleidoscope ruler or template to cut triangle segments from your strip sets.

Alternate your triangle segments and sew together.

Alternate your triangle segments and sew together.

Create your corner triangles by cutting 3 1/4” squares on the diagonal.

Create your corner triangles by cutting 3 1/4” squares on the diagonal.

Change the placement of your corner triangles to make the two different block styles you will need to create the kaleidoscope pattern in the featured quilt.

Change the placement of your corner triangles to make the two different block styles you will need to create the kaleidoscope pattern in the featured quilt.


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Thank you for reading, until we blog again, take some time to Enjoy the Sew!® - Carol

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

We have a winner  congratulations to Teresa S!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered.  Our next giveaway will begin soon.

and away we go!   Here is the launch of our 2nd in our new series of giveaway bundles!

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What's in the bundle this week?

FRIVOL? What is a Frivol?

friv·ol:\-vəl-iŋ, -və-liŋ\intransitive verb;  to act frivolously :  trifle.  That's the dictionary's answer.  Here is a defintion a quilter can enjoy:

 Frivol    brand new quilt kits from Moda Fabrics.  A  12 month series of lovely little quilt kits cleverly packaged in a collectible tin that matches the fabric inside.  The fabric is a bundle of 7" precut squares.  Inside the Frivol tin you'll also find your quilt pattern printed on a card and a bonus maker block pattern that you can make into a sampler quilt as you collect the Frivols all through the coming months.

Enter  up to 3 times using the Rafflecopter widget (the WHITE BOX below) at the end of this blog post.

Contest ends October 5th at Midnight CST . Prize VALUE $120.00 USD. For complete rules click HERE.

Here is what Frivol #2 , Faithful looks like when it's all done.  So sweet!

Here is what Frivol #2 , Faithful looks like when it's all done.  So sweet!

The lucky winner of this prize will need backing and binding fabric , so we've included that too!

The lucky winner of this prize will need backing and binding fabric , so we've included that too!

Here is a block for the Faithful frivol quilt , trimmed up to a perfect 5 /12" and ready to sew into  a row.

Here is a block for the Faithful frivol quilt , trimmed up to a perfect 5 /12" and ready to sew into  a row.

Inside your Frivol tin you find this tidy bundle of pre cut 7" squares and some other surprises too!

Inside your Frivol tin you find this tidy bundle of pre cut 7" squares and some other surprises too!

oooo!  A set of 10 spools of Aurifil threads to match!

oooo!  A set of 10 spools of Aurifil threads to match!

A quilter needs good tools and we are here to deliver!  Your prize bundle includes this nifty 5 1/2" square from Creative Grids - the perfect tool for this Frivol, whose unfinished blocks are 5 1/2" ! How fitting.

A quilter needs good tools and we are here to deliver!  Your prize bundle includes this nifty 5 1/2" square from Creative Grids - the perfect tool for this Frivol, whose unfinished blocks are 5 1/2" ! How fitting.

 

Here's everything in the prize bundle for this giveaway:

 

We have a winner- congratulations to Teresa S!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered.  Our next giveaway will begin soon.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

If you didn't get the chance to read last week's blog post , you might be thinkin'  "Hey Carol, why are you giving away all these bundles?"  Well firstly , it's SEW MUCH FUN! and then there's the fact we got so excited when we received our prize* we wanted to share it with all of you. Read all about it below:

*Our shop's prize for being chosen as winner  in Creative Grids Rock Your Row 2015 Quilt Project contest was a pile of wonderful CG Rulers.   After receiving the news we felt the best thing to do was to.......Party in the Quilt Shop!!  So.......we will share this prize with ALL of you by hosting giveaways on our blog and social media. Be sure and LIKE us on Facebook to stay updated on when you can sign up  for chances to win prize bundles. Each will include  one wonderful Creative Grids Ruler.   We will keep tucking things into bundles with the rulers and hosting giveaways until they are all gone!  That may take us all the way until Christmas- woohoo! Thanks for reading and keep in touch so you can enter to win some fun bundles! - Carol


P.S. What's in our next giveaway? Stay connected to find out. Hint: I never meet a ruler I didn't like

Holly Jolly This and That

Sew many patterns I want to make!

 A book by Sherri Falls for This and That Pattern Company

Now that Thanksgiving has been enjoyed, I am revisiting this Book (it has 18 great Holiday Projects in it!) This is my favorite book in the shop right now.  Even more so now that December is afoot!

 One sweet pattern in the book is the 'Oh Christmas Tree'  tree skirt.  I made this one from a 25th and Pine Jelly Roll click HERE to get your Jelly Roll.

 Besides being fun to make and pretty when finished , I like that this project uses up nearly the entire jelly roll.  You'll need some other fabrics to make the binding, ties and backing.

The hexagons in the tree skirt are pieced in nifty rows,  No set in seams or tricky business in this festive project.  A 60 degree ruler is a most helpful tool for cutting the tree skirt pieces.  I like this one from Creative Grids rulers 

3 of the projects in Holly Jolly this and That