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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If you make this Quilt , we'd love to see your version, please share a photo with us:

WAYS TO SHARE a photo with us:

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  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com

  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your quilt for you.

  • Please use the comments area below for comments and questions


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

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The Sharktown Dash: Baby quilt tutorial

FEATURING SHARKTOWN FABRICS FROM #RILEYBLAKEDESIGNS

Sharktown Dash Quilt 40" x 54"

Sharktown Dash Quilt 40" x 54"

Make this quick baby quilt, perfect for summertime naps, play or a gift for that special little one. This quilt features Sharktown fabrics by Shawn Wallace for Riley Blake Designs

It is so much fun to have this playful Riley Blake collection in the quilt shop this summer.  I stitched up this campshirt and sundress (with matching doll dress) using patterns from Olive Ann and Fishsticks .

Summertime togs for your toddler.

Summertime togs for your toddler.

These fabrics are adorable so I couldn't stop there. I  wanted to make a quilt with Sharktown . I wanted it to be something easy and sized right for little ones.  

We have been featuring the churn dash block in our summer programs here in the shop this year, so I  started my design with that . I plumped up  the size of the block pieces to make it quick to do and to feature the prints in the collection without cutting them into squares that were too small, and the Chubby Churn Dash block was the result

SHARKTOWN + CHURN DASH = SHARKTOWN DASH

The Sharktown Dash Quilt is so quick to make you'll have it put together in no time at all. Start with some of fabric designer Shawn Wallace's  Sharktown collection - stitch up six chubby churn dash blocks, add sashing, borders and you get this sweet Sharktown Dash quilt. (you could add more chubby churn dash blocks for a bigger quilt).

I fussy cut the 3" x 3" center squares

I fussy cut the 3" x 3" center squares


Sewing the 6 blocks:

Start by making 24 Half Square Triangle  (HST) units using the 5 7/8"  block squares and background squares.

Take one background square and one blue block square . Place squares RST (notice  how my  blue block fabric has a directional print)

Take one background square and one blue block square . Place squares RST (notice  how my  blue block fabric has a directional print)

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the light squares. Please note that because my blue block fabric is directional , I need to draw one of my diagonal lines in the opposite direction of the other line, This will keep all my HST positioned correctly   in the finished block.....or it is much easier to say it keeps all my sharks swimming in the right direction ☺

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the light squares. Please note that because my blue block fabric is directional , I need to draw one of my diagonal lines in the opposite direction of the other line, This will keep all my HST positioned correctly   in the finished block.....or it is much easier to say it keeps all my sharks swimming in the right direction ☺

Stitch 1/4" seam on either side of your drawn line.

Stitch 1/4" seam on either side of your drawn line.

Cut apart on the drawn line.

Cut apart on the drawn line.

Press your HSTs open and position them as shown.

Press your HSTs open and position them as shown.

Arrange your HSts, the 3" center square, four 3" blue block squares and four 3" background squares as shown.

Arrange your HSts, the 3" center square, four 3" blue block squares and four 3" background squares as shown.

Sew all the block pieces together and press well, Square up your blocks to 13" x 13" (unfinished size)

Sew all the block pieces together and press well, Square up your blocks to 13" x 13" (unfinished size)

quilt assembly

Use the diagram below  to add your sashing strips and outer borders.

Quilt assembly diagram.

Quilt assembly diagram.

Layer your quilt top with batting and backing. Quilt as desired.

Bind, add a label and enjoy your finished quilt.

I quilted bubbles all over to finish my quilt.

Thank you so much for reading this blog post. If you decide to make this quilt, I hope you have as much fun as I did,

Until we blog again take time out to Enjoy the Sew!®- Carol


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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • FINALE• #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR • WEEK 16 •

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 16 •

LAST WEEK / LAST PATTERN FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

Hello neighbors (waving at you),

Posting this from sunny Commerce, Texas this weekend (Not too far from Moda Fabrics headquarters).  I am so fortunate to be able to travel here to attend our eldest daughter's commencement ceremony as she graduates from Texas A & M University.  Congratulations Katie!  A job well done and now that your book work and studying are finished.... in addition to the dynamic career advancemnet that awaits you, you'll  now have more time to get back to quilting.  Hurray- Hurrah!


And now let's get to what you came visiting here for, Block 16!

What an enjoyable group of participants we have had for the Be My Neighbor Quilt-A-Long.  It really does feel like a neighborhood community of quilters.  Thank you so much to everyone who has been a part of it. Today is the release of your final pattern #16; The Meeting House.  You will find the download below - and if you want to set your blocks together like the folks at Moda did, once again we have the setting pattern here on this blog post for you to download.

If you have just discovered this quilt along and need ALL 16 patterns, below is a button for you to get the printable downloads for every block in this quilt(we would love to see pictures of your blocks, whenever you get them stitched up).


 
BLOCK 16 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK 16 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD QUILT SETTING PATTERN

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD QUILT SETTING PATTERN


Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block  16 with us this week you could win a prize. Read how below:

READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • get your free  downloadable blueprint for Block 16 here on the blog today .

  • Stitch up your house block.

  •  Share a picture of this completed house block with us by  Sunday, December 25th ,  at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )

  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner  for this last week's Prize will be announced  on a blog post soon after that DEC. 25th end time  (Merry Christmas ☺)

  • Every Monday for 16 weeks we have started fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as the weekly winner we can and will ship prizes  all over the world so that opens the fun up to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺

  • This is the final week and so begins the LAST contest for a new prize.  The entry period for this final photo share ends Sunday, Dec. 25th. at Noon at which time we will have a random drawing from all the names of people who shared a photo during the week.  AND THEN the Be My Neighbor Quilt - A - Long is  ALL DONE, sigh.


WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WEEKLY BLOCK PHOTO:

  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS and we'll take photo of your block for you.

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 15

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK fifTEEN IS:

Katherine Irwin

CONGRATULATIONS KATHERINE !   YOU HAVE WON  A copy of  Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Company • AND • A Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle to get you started playing with some of the sweet Christmas block patterns in the festive book  . Please contact us privately with your complete shipping address and we will get your prize shipped out to you. You can email your address to me here:carol@rockingchairquilts.com


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 16 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

Everything you need to make a Charm Party tote bag:  Charm Party Pattern , Polka Dots and Paisleys  Charm Pack ,  Polkas Dots and Paisleys yardage  for your lining & pockets etc., and some hardware to finish!

Everything you need to make a Charm Party tote bag: Charm Party Pattern, Polka Dots and Paisleys Charm Pack, Polkas Dots and Paisleys yardage for your lining & pockets etc., and some hardware to finish!

Here's a photo of the Charm Party Tote that we made, hanging in the shop  (finished tote is not included in the prize package).

Here's a photo of the Charm Party Tote that we made, hanging in the shop (finished tote is not included in the prize package).

Share a photo of Block #16 with us by Sunday , December 25th, and we'll add your name to the drawing for this prize ☺


Thank you for reading! I have been enjoying the quilt a long immensely and wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone who has followed along -  We are just about finished with Be My Neighbor , Now that you have your final Block #16-  I hope some of you will  then share a photo of your finished quilt- No hurry on when to get finished - please think about sharing some pictures when you get them put together . I am not the only one who would like to see the blocks all put together. ☺

Happy Holidays!

 Carol

BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 11 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 11 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

                                                                                               Photos of Block #10 shared by participants last week

                                                                                               Photos of Block #10 shared by participants last week

VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH TEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

 

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

to see pictures & news of:

  • Quilt-A-Longs

  • Giveaways & Prizes

  • tips & tutorials

  • loads of other quilty fun!

Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:


READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the ELEVENTH week starts Monday NOVEMBER 21st a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 10

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK TEN IS:

LESLIE GRIVICH

CONGRATULATIONS LESLIE!   YOU HAVE WON  THE MINI MARVELS BOOK, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE CHARM PACK. AND ASSORTMENT OF MODA MINI CHARMS. (please send us your mailing address and we'll get your prize shipped off to you asap


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 11 : MONDO CONDOs

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BLOCK ELEVEN PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK ELEVEN PATTERN DOWNLOAD


•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

STATE FLOWERSCAPE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE by Turn of the Centuries for MODA !

A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

In this collage you can see some of the prints in your prize fat quarter bundle

In this collage you can see some of the prints in your prize fat quarter bundle

STATE FLOWERSCAPE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE by Turn of the Centuries for MODA  Your prize Fat Quarter Bundle contains ten pieces- 9 Fat Quarters (18" x 22") one fat quarter of each print in the collection AND One map panel- Ivory 4700 11 (see picture)  the panel measures Approx. 22" x 44".


GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 11) TO ME BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE.  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 11 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

Current quilting project got your bored? Turn that frown upside down and join us while we quilt along with Moda Fabrics and build a nieghborhood  qult in the BE MY NEIGHBORHOOD QUILT-A-LONG!

Current quilting project got your bored? Turn that frown upside down and join us while we quilt along with Moda Fabrics and build a nieghborhood  qult in the BE MY NEIGHBORHOOD QUILT-A-LONG!

 
 
CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

Thank you for reading! Please share your photos and your thoughts - Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or any problems getting your free patterns to download from our website.  - Carol Detloff


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