Announcing the Kaleidoscope Sew Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Announcing the Kaleidoscope Sew Along!

Join us for the most colorful quilt and stitch along of the year inspired by Lori Holt’s newest book, Kaleidoscope!  The Kaleidoscope Sew Along encourages you to go outside your color comfort box and discover new palettes to play with. With this Bed Runner, exclusively designed by Lori Holt for this Sew Along, and the Stitch Along for the cross stitch included in the book, it is double the stitchy fun!

Snip, stitch and quilt along with us during Lori Holt’s latest sew along, Kaleidoscope. From July 28 to August 25, we will be stitching and quilting two projects from the Kaleidoscope book.

To join the Kaleidoscope Bed Runner Sew Along, you’ll need a copy of the Kaleidoscope Book, the Bed Runner FREE PDF Pattern, and your supplies. On Friday, July 23, Kimberly Jolly joined Lori Holt to share the details of the event from Lori’s home studio.

About the Bed Runner

To get started, download a copy of the Kaleidoscope Bed Runner FREE PDF Pattern for your fabric requirements and sewing guide. Don’t forget – you’ll need the Kaleidoscope Book for full instructions.

You can pick up the Kaleidoscope Bed Runner Sew Along Kit and Backing set to make one like ours. Kimberly’s version is made with Bee Cross Stitch, and Lori will be making hers with her upcoming collection Stitch.

As a special bonus, Lori Holt and Kimberly Jolly will share free tutorial videos for making the Kaleidoscope blocks using both traditional piecing and foundation paper using Half Square Triangle Paper and Flying Geese Foundation Paper Pads by It’s Sew Emma. So if you would like to use the papers, you’ll need one each of the following:

Hop over to our website for all the Kaleidoscope supplies.

Sew Along Dates

Each week for 4 weeks, we’ll be sewing part of the Kaleidoscope Bed Runner.

Sew Big Blocks (Lori’s tutorial)July 30
Sew Small Blocks (Kimberly’s tutorial)August 6
Finish sewing the blocks August 13
Bed Runner finishingAugust 20

Right click to download your Kaleidoscope sew along badge!
Right click to download your sew along badge!

The Kaleidoscope cross stitch pattern is a study in color value and hue. Whether warm hues, cool hues, or a mix of both, the choice is up to you!

Our sample was stitched with two strands of DMC on Cloud 25 Count Lugana.

The book contains six distinct colorways in a range of moods that pull from the Lori Holt Kaleidoscope DMC Thread Pack. This starter pack is a jumping off point for the piece. Please note: you will need two additional skeins of DMC to complete the pattern if you go with three colors of floss.

Three floss colors, in a range from light to dark value, make the Kaleidoscope design.

You can find the floss and cloth for Kaleidoscope cross stitch on our sew along supplies page.

The Kaleidoscope Floss Keeper keeps floss nice and neat. You can write and erase on the back with pencil to keep track.

Don’t forget to pick up your Kaleidoscope Book!

You can use whatever fabrics and supplies you prefer, but you’ll need the Kaleidoscope book for the full pattern.

Stitch Along Schedule

Each week for 4 weeks, we’ll be stitching part of the pattern and showing our progress on the dates listed below.

WeekFlossTube Date
1 – Upper LeftAugust 4
2 – Upper RightAugust 11
3 – Lower LeftAugust 18
4 – Lower RightAugust 25

Who’s Sewing Along?

We have some talented friends joining us on our Kaleidoscope sew along. Take a look below to see who’s sewing along with us and give them a follow!

Meet the Quilters

Meet the Stitchers

Are you sewing with us?

Right click to download your Kaleidoscope stitch along badge!
Right click to download your stitch along badge!

Share with #KaleidoscopeSAL

You can share the badges above to show you’re participating. EVERYONE can sew along! Keep up with us by following the hashtag #KaleidoscopeSAL. Share your progress with the hashtag, too, and be sure to tag us so we can see and share your work!

It’s time to get ready! Kimberly and Lori will share all the details on Friday, July 25 on her YouTube channel so don’t forget to tune in.


  1. I really love the Kaleidoscope quits! All of them. Would love to try to make one with the two of you! What fun! Guess I need to get with it and get some fabric ordered to do that, huh! Love Lori’s fabrics and would love to be the recipient of one of the giveaways. So many of Lori’s fabrics make me think of my gramma’s house. She made so many nice things with fabrics similar to Lori’s vintage-like fabrics. Such great memories. Thanks to both Kimberly and Lori for their generosity and continued support to the quilting world! You guys are the best!

  2. Can’t wait to get started all the quilts are beautiful and the cushions and the bed runner is lovely aswell. Love all you and Lori do for us, you are both wonderful people. I would love to win the giveaway.

  3. Lori and Kimberly you are so inspiring. Love Lori’s fabrics. Can’t wait to see the tutorials on the Kaleidoscope Quilt. I’m definitely making the bed warmer and pillows. Kimberly love the way your company packages fabric when I receive my orders. Thank you for being an inspiration!

  4. Love Kaleidoscope, both the quilt and the cross stitch. I would like to do both as I am re-decorating a bedroom. Would love to win one of the prizes. Thanks in advance.

  5. Wish I knew how much backing I needed for the throw. I want to order it with the book. Maybe 5 yards?

  6. Love to watch you and Lori together. Only wish I had the best one and resources to make everything!

  7. Love to watch you and Lori together. Only wish I had the time and resources to make everything!

  8. Wish we could just purchase the crosstitch pattern if we aren’t a quilter. Doesn’t seem right.

  9. I’m all set to start the quilt along but can not find Lori’s tutorial. Help

  10. I wish the cross stitch pattern was a pdf I could purchase. I don’t quilt. Is this possible???( hopefully)