Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Come join the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along!

Need a new project?  I've got you covered :)

Oh yes, I'm hosting another quilt-along.  I had so much fun hosting the Sliced Coins Quilt Along earlier this year, and so much fun participating in Lee's Supernova Quilt Along, that I wanted to host another.  :)

The new quilt along will start up later this month, kicking off with cutting instructions on Thursday, 6/23.  We'll be making a classic quilt block, the Kaleidoscope, which I recently had a lot of fun making for Angela in the {Sew} Beautiful Bee.  No need for a special ruler or anything, I will provide you with two templates via PDF download.  Here's a preview of the quilt layout:

Kaleidoscope QAL Lap Size mock-up

This quilt-along is perfect for quilters of all experience levels.  If you've never done a quilt-along before, now's a great time to try it!  It's a lot of fun to work on the same pattern with a bunch of different quilters and to see how other quilters interpret the same pattern.

Incentives!
I hope you'll join me!  If you're going to join in the quilt-along fun, post about your plans on your blog and be sure to include my new quilt-along button (below).  I'll add you to the Kaleidoscope Quilt-Alongers blogroll, on the right side of my blog.  Just add a comment here or email me (naptimemartha{at}gmail{dot}com) with a link to your post before 6/23, and I'll add you to the blogroll!

Kaleidoscope QAL button


Also, everyone who finishes their quilt before the end of the quilt-along on 8/4 will be entered in a giveaway for this gorgeous fat quarter bundle of High Society by Anthology Fabrics, which is full of bright, saturated colors.

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Also, make sure to hop over to Flickr and join the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along group.  You can post photos there of your fabric auditions as well as your progress throughout the quilt along.

I'll be announcing the fabric requirements and the quilt-along schedule on Friday, 6/3 and telling you more about this quilt, to help you with your fabric selections. Are you excited? I know I am! I hope you'll join me :)

132 comments:

  1. I LOVE a kaleidoscope quilt!! I would love to participate.

    Shanna
    shanna@shopsweetandsassy.com
    shopsweetandsassy.blogspot.com

    Thanks!!

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  2. Oh, yeah! This looks so awesome! I can't wait to find out more. Your button is so cute.

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  3. Yay! I will def. be joining this... espec. since it doesn't start til later in the month. Gives me time to get my king-sized pain in the behind completed first :) Will post and add the button once we get the fabric requirement so I can adition fabrics for advice. Thanks for the fun idea!

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  4. This has been on my list for a while and I have seriously been considering it for one of my next projects. I'm definitely in!!

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  5. post a pattern template??? never used on for a quilt- does this mean there isn't any quick rotary cuts?? also- no blog or website here- am I out?? I have been wanting to do a quilt along- but I always find them too late!!

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  6. oh, i always wanted to make a kaleidoscope quilt...i hope to find some extra-time to participate!

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  7. Allison, absolutely you can join in!!! And as for the cutting, I'll be showing you how to make a cardboard or plastic template, which you'll use much like a ruler with your rotary cutter, so no worries, no manual cutting here!

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  8. O yay, it looks fab!! What sort of time schedule are you going to work to (considering your pace is about twice as fast as mine and I have holidays coming up!!!)

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  9. It looks amazing! I really want to join but don't know when I will be posting about it. The button should be already on my blog though, that was a quick thing to do :)
    So excited, can't wait to start!

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  10. It is gorgeous I can't wait to make one. I am joining the quilt along.

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  11. I think I will join you, I have wanted to make a kaleidoscope quilt for a while.

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  12. sounds like so much fun....too bad i can't take on another project right now. i can not wait to see how things start turning out

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  13. This looks EXACTLY right for my new Denyse Schmidt!! Count me in :-)

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  14. Sounds like fun...count me in!

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  15. I don't know what is up with my blogger reader, I never saw this post! This looks like a lot of fun! I need to check my levels and see if I can make time for this one.

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  16. Oh man, I wish I could join, I want to get all my unfinished projects finished up, they're starting to bug me

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  17. Very tempting! I will have to see how things looks for me in a few weeks but would love to join in :) Looks like a lovely design!

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  18. Looks like fun, count me in!
    Here's my post:
    http://cityhousestudio.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-quilt-along.html

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  19. I think I'm in... I'll send you a post soon (but have been obsessively posting lately and need to give it a rest for a bit!)

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  20. Yes, count me in!
    My post:
    http://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/2011/05/kaleidoscope-quilt-along.html

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  21. just saw the block on your WIP post. love. I'm going to try this quilt along with hopefully better results than the last one. ;)

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  22. I'm there! Glad you are starting on the 23rd...my brother is getting married the 18th and I will be ready for a new project! :)

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  23. This looks fabulous! I so wish I had time to participate, but I'm so bogged down with wedding preparation I don't think I'd keep up. Looking forward to seeing all those lovely quilts though!

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  24. Seems like fun. Count me in. http://allaboutmeandcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  25. I am in! I just saw your first block and I love it and the fabrics you used. :)
    http://fromblankpages.blogspot.com

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  26. Even though I don't have time, I'm in. I've adored this block for a long time!

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  27. I'd love to join the quilt along!! I've never made this type of quilt and it looks like a lot of fun :)

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  28. Beautiful - but it looks so tricky?

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  29. Wonderful design, I would love to join!

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  30. Would love to join, but it scares me to death! There's no way that I could make those points line up like that. Also, what do you mean by "finish" by Aug 4th? Finish the quilt top or actually quilting it?

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  31. I don't have a blog but I would love to join. I got the fever and I'm burning up for quilting!

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  32. I was looking for a quilt along to join from the beginning. So glad I found yours and I cant wait to start. I'm definitely in!

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  33. Great! I'm In! I have blogged about the QAL and added the button. Now I'm off to flikr to join the group too :o)

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  34. I can't wait to jump in and go for it. I was actually about to start one this week so I'm glad I saw this before I started it. I mentioned it on my blog and now need to join the flickr too.

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  35. Yes! This has been on my back burner/bucket list of quilts to make. Your QAL is the perfect incentive to get started on it!

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  36. So I know I shouldn't be joining another quilt-along, but I've been wanting to do this quilt for a while now. This will be great! Thanks for host(ess)ing.

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  37. Ok, Ok I am in : http://jenniffier.blogspot.com

    I am starting to join way to many things. Luckily it is summer break for me in less than 2 days!

    Can't wait to participate in my first QAL!

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  38. I love to join this quilt along too, hopefully I'll be able to follow along (I've only completed one quilt so far).

    Thanks.

    www.theaccidentalcrafter.com

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  39. Cool! I would like to participate!

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  40. Please add me! Here's my blog:
    www.threecatlimit.com

    I'll post about it in my next WIP Wedesday. Thanks!

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  41. I might give it a try. Templates make me feel nervy--

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  42. Would love to participate, posted about it here
    http://nogaquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-very-first-quilt-along.html

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  43. Count me in!

    http://esther.pawliw.com/

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  44. I would really like to join the quitlt along! I've seen them on blogs, but I'm always to late! I'm very excited! Let's go see what I need and copy your button! Eva-Marie

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  45. Sign me up please, I need to be prodded!

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  46. I'm signed up! :)
    http://katiemaequilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/christmas-in-july.html

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  47. Count me in, I am going to do mine in pinks! http://16muddyfeet.blogspot.com/2011/06/kaleidoscope-quilt-along.html

    thanks for being a host!

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  48. I just started a kaledioscoop quilt for my nice. Black background and many fresh colors. So I won't join your quilt along but I will follow maybe I learn some new tricks. I will put a pitcure of my kaleidscoop on my blog this weekend

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  49. I'm in! Thanks for hosting the quiltalong. Can't wait to see everybody's pictures on flckr.

    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/

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  50. This will be my first quiltalong!

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  51. This looks like so much fun! This will be my first quilt-along. My post is: http://snippetsofsweetness.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-first-quilt-along.html. Thanks for leading this!

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  52. I'm excited to be joing this quilt-along, as it will be my first quilt-along I've participated in!

    http://knitsewlife.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-first-quilt-along.html

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  54. Me Again! Will 40 fat eigths be Ok?

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  55. I found your fun blog about a month ago and have been secretly blog stalking you since and when I saw this QAL I had to take the plunge! I am a very new blogger myself and a fairly new quilter and I can't wait to get my feet wet with this project! Here is the URL to my post:
    http://mypolkadotapron.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-first-ever-quilt-along.html
    Thanks so much for inviting us all (even the crazies like me) to join in! I look forward to the challenge!

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  56. Okay, okay! Y'all have convinced me!

    I am glad I have a little time to get my fabric--I know just what I want to use, it's a line I've been kind of looking for an excuse to make a quilt with--I had so much fun with Sliced Coins, and summertime is such a good time for sewing for me, I just cannot resist.

    I tried, I did. *g*

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  57. I'm going to participate! It sounds like a fun time! Now to figure out some fabric...

    http://www.snappystitches.com

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  58. I've been trying to resist since I have a lot of WIPs but I've been tempted one to many times now... *lol*

    I'm in! Will start looking thru my FQ stash and see what I can come up with...

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  59. Okay, I'm in!

    My post is here
    http://www.venusdehilo.com/2011/06/lethalblossom/

    (... at the end of the post, so scroll down, you're there. Got the banner in my sidebar, too.)

    No clue how I'll find the time for this, but I started cutting up some of my larger scraps for future Kaleidoscope blocks last year some time. I've got maybe half a quilt's worth piled up, and overflowing scrap drawers, so will move this to the active projects list!

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  60. I've never joined a group before but NOW is a good time! Thanks for the opportunity.

    http://sewextreme.blogspot.com

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  61. I love the kaleidoscope quilt and would love to join. This will be my first QAL, but have wanted to join one.

    Lynnae

    nothinbutquilts.blogspot.com
    l_merrell@yahoo.com

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  62. aunque tengo muchos proyectos empezados no me puedo resistir a hacer este caleidoscopio, me parece de lo mas divertido.
    mi correo
    mariap4p@hotmail.com
    un saludo

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  63. Is it too late for me to join your QAL? I would love to make the kaleidoscope quilt. I blog here: http://judith-ragstobags.blogspot.com/

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  64. Looks like fun - I'd love to join in and have blogged here - http://sewmeblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/kaleidoscope-quilt-long.html

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  65. I'm so excited to join your QAL! Here is the link to my blog post to add me to your blog roll. http://christinescreations.4rivals.com/?p=390

    Thanks for doing this - I can't wait!

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  66. I have so much to do that I couldn't resist to join in the fun! I'm already starting to get my collection of fabrics ready. I just finished posting about the quilt along.

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  67. I'm in! Add me to the list! I am going to jump into the flickr group right now!

    http://sohappytosew.blogspot.com/2011/06/kaleidoscope-quilt-along.html

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  68. I'm in! :D

    http://marriedamissionary.blogspot.com/2011/06/has-it-been-that-long.html

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  69. I'm in the process of finishing a Kaleidoscope quilt top right now, but I'd like to take a second try at it with a different set of colours and see how it goes.

    http://seldear.blogspot.com/2011/06/were-back.html

    And it's always more fun to quilt along with a bunch of other people!

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  70. Looks like fun! Included it on my blog today.

    http://www.swimbikequilt.com/2011/06/wip-wednesday-quilt-for-me.html

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  71. I'm in! Here is my post about the QAL

    http://kerrims.blogspot.com/2011/06/kaleidoscope-qal.html

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  72. Just learned about this today. I'm in! I'll post a link on my blog later today: http://handiwerx.blogspot.com/

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  73. I want to take part also. It's a good oppurtunity to get quilting practice.

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  74. I am joining in and posted here!

    http://fashionedbymeg.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-wish.html

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  75. Blogged about your QAL here: http://imperamagna.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-all-tiffanys-fault.html

    I'm chomping at the bit and am even auditioning fabrics for the backing... *lol*

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  76. Here's my blog post about the quilt along: http://handiwerx.blogspot.com/2011/06/jumping-on-board-kaleidoscope-when-i.html

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  77. oooooh, this looks fun! i love kaleidoscope quilt, but never wanted to buy another ruler, haha :)

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  78. I would like to join too:)

    http://coincidentallyquilting.blogspot.com/

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  80. Count me in too. Blogged about it here http://pocketsfullofposies-corrine.blogspot.com/

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  81. Yay! I've never done a QAL before...it looks like a blast!
    (Tho i hope we don't have t do all those teeny tiny little strips like in your block for Angela. *crosses fingers*)
    The button is already up on my page, and my post will publish tomorrow morning. http://www.seamkeel.com

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  82. okay - i'm game to try this!!! love the pattern!

    www.eatcraftsew.wordpress.com

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  83. Yep - Can't wait to start this quilt! Thanks for the QAL!!

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  84. I would love to join the QAL.... this would be my first! Your button is in my sidebar, and I'll be posting this week. Thanks for organizing! :)

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  85. I just pulled my fabric! Actually, I picked up my basket of purple fat quarters. I will be playing along!

    http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.com/

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  86. I want to try this - -my first quilt-a-long! here's the post about it: http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2011/06/more-quilting-and-you-can-join-in.html

    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  87. I'm in!
    http://jennygale.blogspot.com/2011/06/quilt-along.html

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  88. I'm in!
    http://kristastitched.blogspot.com/

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  89. I would like to try my first kaleidoscope quilt...heard lots of buzz abt kaleidoscope but haven't got the guts until now to give this a try.

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  90. I'm distracted with wedding plans right now, so it's probably not a great time to join a QAL, but I'll be checking back to enjoy everyone's progress! I'd love to make one of these beauties!

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  91. You can count me in at least until the last week of July when we move house! I've never tried a kaleidoscope quilt but I'd love to learn something new and I have some great fabric in my stash.
    Ann

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  92. just saw this blog on the quilt along and would love to try but I wonder if I can join so late? I don't have a blog, email is cwalkden@gmail.com

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  93. Can't believe I haven't said anything here - but I'm already a member at flickr :) Can't wait!

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  94. I'd like to join in please! I haven't got a blog, is that OK?! I am going to be away the first couple of weeks, but I'll madly try to catch up when I get back!

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  95. Ali, absolutely you can join in without a blog! Just keep checking back here for the instructions for the quilt along.

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  96. Yay, I finally wrote my post, picked my fabric and am comment #100! It's a good day!

    http://wentworthcountyquiltworks.blogspot.com/2011/06/kaleidoscope-quilt-along.html

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  97. yep, sign me up, how much of each fabric do i need? or is that what you will be revealing on the 23rd? have not taken part in a Quilt a long before so its all new for me!

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  98. This looks like fun, do you suppose it would be possible to do it in miniature if I shrink down your templates?

    I just found out about this, mindboggld is to blame! :) Off to add your button to my blog.

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  99. Well Elizabeth, I have officially signed up!

    My blog post:
    http://www.marcigirldesigns.com/1/post/2011/06/gluten-for-punishment.html

    Can't wait to get started!

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  100. I would like to join this KAL if it is not too late.

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  101. I would love to join in. Pulling fabric tomorrow.

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  102. I'm joining :o) Going to shop my stash now.

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  103. OK, I'm in - knew I would finally commit, at some point, so it might as well be now!!

    I may be shrinking it all to use a layer cake - I have been doing the maths and think I can wangle it!

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  104. I would like to join the group. Here is my blog address: http://michjeff-quiltersparadise.blogspot.com/. Thank you.

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  105. Count me in! I bought my fabrics today. My blog is linked through my profile. I can't wait to start once I get my fabrics!

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  106. I'd love to join, and my gorgeous fabric arrived today :-)

    Here's my blog post:
    http://fieldinghome-ed.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-first-anythingatall-along.html

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  107. I'm totally in!
    Added the button on my blog. Now to go gather fabrics.
    http://sewallegorical.blogspot.com/

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  108. I've gone back and forth on whether I want to join this quilt along, but now that I've seen more kaleidoscope quilts, I'm in.
    http://fassburg.blogspot.com/

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  109. I'd like to have a go . I've never done a quilt along before but am up for trying. Will have to go pick some fabrics now :)

    http://mamgihandmade.blogspot.com/

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  110. As dorky as this is, I've been waiting and waiting for this to start! Using my Heirloom by Joel Dewberry fabric...

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  111. Alright chickie, I'm in.

    http://distantpickles.blogspot.com/2011/06/rectifying-situation.html

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  112. Just got my fabrics, template and button,,,hope to join the group!! I'm thinking of using it to make a kite themed quilt for my 2 year old granddaughter (her birthday theme is lets fly a kite!) my blog is luckylou07.blogspot.com

    so let the fabric fly!!

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  113. My blog isn't on the KQA Gang blogroll yet. :( Please include me; thank you!
    http://www.seamkeel.com/2011/06/13/my-first-quilt-along/

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  114. i'm in please :) justine
    www.62cherry.blogspot.com

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  115. I'm late but I'm in! :)

    http://raccooncreekquilts.blogspot.com/

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  116. Hi, I'm super-late but I'd like to join the quilt-along!

    http://lizmakesstuff.wordpress.com

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  117. Ohhhh, you're tempting me...I've wanted to learn how to do this pattern! I may have to be a late joiner after I finish a few other things; but, I'll be watching :o)

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  118. Officially hooked!!!! (using Neptune)!!!!

    ;0)

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  119. Late to the party, but super excited! Love this pattern. I love seeing all the different fabrics everyone is working with!

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  120. i may be late....or too late for this...but hoping you will consider adding me...

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  121. Alright, you got me. I'm in. :)

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  122. Hi Elizabeth! I'm a late addition to the Kaleidoscope quilt-along, but I'd like to join!

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  123. I just found out about your blog and quilt along today! I would have joined if I had known about it. Will definitely be following your blog. Could you please e-mail me the template in a pdf?

    Thanks!

    gjkimmes@hotmail.com

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  124. Hello, I love this tecnique.
    Could you please e-mail me the instrucions?

    Thanks a lot

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  125. Hi May I please join in on the fun? Thanks.

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  126. Just finished my quilt and posted it on my blog. I'll post in the Flicker group too. Betsy, thanks so much for a great Quilt A Long!

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  127. Can I join in, even though it's late? I'd love to do this with a Christmas fabric.
    erika.lapean@gmail.com

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