A Kaleidoscope Quilt for Baby B


I had the hardest time deciding on a design for our little guy’s quilt. You would think this was some sort of important life decision or something. Ha! Should I go with a new design I had never tackled, or should a do another triangle quilt like I did for Little B but in a different color scheme? Part of my indecision stemmed from the fact that I was under a bit of a time crunch. As I mentioned in a prior post, I had ordered some fabric from Joann.com over Thanksgiving, including the minky I planned to use for the backing, and I hadn’t expected the delivery to take as long as it did. It finally arrived shortly after Christmas, and I was looking at a timeline of about six weeks to make the quilt, start to finish, along with a few other projects I had planned, plus freezer meals and other general pre-baby prep.

My least favorite part…trimming.

But relatively short timeline be damned, I decided to go with a new design. For those of you that know me, this probably won’t come as a big surprise. I’m constantly experimenting with new recipes, projects, etc. When it comes to my hobbies, I’m all about novelty. I finally decided on a kaleidoscope quilt. I got my fabrics all picked out, and got to work.


There’s nothing like the pending arrival of a newborn to really generate focus and productivity, at least at our house. I realize that not getting a project like this done isn’t critical for the arrival of our child, but I also realize I probably won’t have a lot of time to get back to my sewing machine once he’s here. 2016 is going to be a busy year, and the more I can get done now, the better. I have so many other projects on my list that I want to tackle in the bits of free time I’m able to create in the months to come.


Ultimately, I was able to get this done in a couple of weeks. There were a lot of late nights, and Papa B was a great help with Little B on the weekends so I could make some serious headway. I’m happy both to have it done, and with how it turned out. Can’t wait to see our little peanut laying on it!

8 thoughts on “A Kaleidoscope Quilt for Baby B

  1. I love it! It turned out great
    Nice to have something different for each child. By chance do you have a pattern?!


    1. Thanks, Karen! I didn’t use a pattern, but I had purchased the Quilt Sense Kaleidoscope Triangle Ruler back when I made Little B’s quilt to speed up the cutting process. I used that same one to cut my pieces for this one. Don’t Call Me Betsy has instructions with lots of photos on her blog about how to piece it together. (I made smaller blocks for mine than she did there, but piecing is obviously the same.)


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