Block 1

Welcome to the Kaleidoscope Block of the Month featuring Stonehenge Gradations by Northcott. I am so excited to make this quilt with you.

Kaleidoscope is one of my favorite patterns that I have designed. The black background really makes the colors pop, making the quilt quite dramatic. But even though it looks complicated, the quilt isn’t that difficult to make when you take it block-by-block. So let’s get started.

For Block 1 we will be using strip piecing to make those four-patch units quickly and easily. Then I’ll show you a pressing tip to make those picket fence units sew together perfectly every time.

I’ve also got some great tips on speeding up your sewing by using chain piecing and on how pressing your seams in opposite directions can ensure you get great joins every time.

Since this is the first block in the program, and we may have some beginners out there, I go over everything from start to finish, including how to sew the block together once you’ve pieced all the units. I won’t spend as much time on the quilting 101 stuff in future tutorials, so if you are a newbie, make sure to bookmark this tutorial and refer back to it when you need to review.

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email at

Happy Quilting,


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