Welcome to our Kinship Quilters special quilt along as we do a “scrappy” version of this block using the 12″ template size as provided in your .pdf pattern. We will create one block per month in this pattern style to attempt mastery of this concept & block. We will use print fabrics by the following designers: Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, Philip Jacobs, and Martha Negley. The solid fabric will use a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton woven as pictured in the block samples below. If you still want to join this group and haven’t registered, it’s not too late, just click here to complete the registration process.
Kits are mailed out monthly and we will be attempting block mastery in this group, sewing the same block every month for (12) completed blocks by year end after 12 months.
The instructions in your provided Kaleidoscope pattern are very thorough with many full color photos. Blog posts here and tutorial photos etc are provided to ease the journey only and make it more interesting in seeing all the different varieties of blocks that are sewn by members using a unique variety of scrap fabrics.
We will still use the Kinship Quilters Facebook Sew-Along Group online to meet collective and share tips / tricks and general group announcements etc. If you are a registered member, expect to be “tagged” in those posts. Also, should you get stuck at any point, the group leaders and testers for this group are Deanna Nagle, and Melissa Martin. Deanna remains as the kit designer and founder of all things Kinship Quilters and really plays more of a supervisory role in this group. Melissa Martin is your main point of contact to tag in the group posts as we go along, should you need to ask a question on this pattern, etc. She brings a vast level of quilting experience and variety in the projects she has done, especially for our groups.
Here’s Melissa’s bio on herself as related to quilting and this group, in her own words: “I’m 36, and live in Rush City, Minnesota. I have 3 kids (6 with my fiancé and I together lol). I have been quilting for 3 years. Last year was my first time participating in a BOM group at all! It was fun and exciting to see what was coming each month, and I loved the end results!”