Wednesday, March 7, 2012


 Okay, I been contacted,  in person no less, to add the next step.  I am sure this person is not making the quilt at this point but just wants to see the finished quilt before she begins.  Am I right?  How many of you are actually making the quilt?  Just curious.  If you are actually making it could you please leave a comment at the end of this post.  I would just like to know!!!

 Step 4
Cut each strip set into 4 ½” segments. You will get 4 full segments (Unit 1) and a 2 ½” or half segment for each strip set.

strip set cut into 4 full units and 1 half unit

Sew 2 of the ½ segments together to create a full unit this will be Unit 2. 
Unit 1 & 2 will measure 4 ½” x 8 ½”.You will need a total of:
49 for the Twin                      81 for the full

Unit 2 made from 2 of the half sections

Keep going.  Not too much left to do!

Now for one of my older quilts.

This is one of my stack n whack quilts.  Lots of diamond and triangle shapes.  I much prefer the 4 Patch Posey.  No points to match, no bias edges so therefore more less stress sewing!

Sorry for the quality of the pictures - but this was before I had a digital camera.  1998!!

These were actually taken at the long armer's as she was taking it off the frame!

So with all that being said I have not made I true kaleidoscope quilt since I learned the 4-patch Posey way of life.  Thank you Mary Lou!

Have fun and keep on stitchin'!!


  1. Didn't know how to post on your blog....

    I just got the last of my strips that I ordered from ebay. After reading your first part I just ordered one not realizing that you used 20 and then cut 20 more. I cleaned my work space of my current UFOs...quilt, gift pockets and wine carrier...and am now ready to begin. Still don't have the border 2 1/2 yards and the 1 yard and I just got the strips to see what to get.

    Since I live in a very small town I'm heading to Albuquerque and Atlanta to finish my purchases and will then begin.

    Your quilts are amazing and I'm in a dither to get it going!!!

    Thanks SOOOO much. This is a wonderful gift.
    (='.'=) ~~Nancy~~

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  3. Pat, I do not know how to post to your blog. I am making this as you post each step. I am having a great time with it. Thank you.

  4. I am, however I am seriously behind!!

  5. When you cut the border strips first are you cutting them the length or the width of the fabric before cutting your other pieces

    1. I believe she is cutting the length of the fabric, hence if you buy 2.5yds you'd have a lengthwise strip 90 inches long. If you refold your fabric, you could fold in half, then half again, but cut carefully through those four layers to produce a straight cut. You would need to cut four strips. I chose to have seams in my border pieces, so I'll have to come up with something creative to quilt or applique over them.

  6. Pat, really appreciate you taking the time to share your talents. Your quilts are beautiful, and yes I am doing the mystery along with others.

  7. Pat, I have half strips cut from FQs and wonder if only 5 or 6 different patterns will be enough diversity. Love all those springy flowers in yours! Thanks, Jul.