Kim Diehl quilt-along coming soon – get the details and join the fun!

Kim Diehl’s created a very special (and pretty!) mystery for you to solve. In stitches!

She’s hosting a mystery quilt-along based on her second book with Jo Morton, Simple Friendships II. Why? Because Kim’s celebrating nearly 25,000 followers on Instagram! (If you haven’t seen her Instagram feed, visit it now—get ready to swoon.)

Simple Friendships II Stitch-Along Mystery Sampler

Each week for five weeks, Kim will walk you through making the blocks needed to complete the mystery mini quilt, featuring blocks from Simple Friendships II. The finished quilt size is 17½" x 20½" and can be stitched from your stash of scraps (or, of course, you can shop for new fabric!). We’ve seen the final quilt, and we promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Commit to just five weeks to complete your quilt—quick, quick, lickety-split!

Follow Kim Diehl on Instagram: @kim_diehl_quilts

If you want to join, follow these steps to prepare:

  1. Simple Friendships IIGet your copy of Simple Friendships 2—you’ll need it for the block-pattern instructions. You can purchase a copy at your local quilt shop or wherever books are sold.
  1. Gather your fabrics! Kim’s mystery quilt is small and scrappy, making it perfect for your fabric stash. Kim will post a photo of her blocks each week to give you a visual guide, but there are no rules here—choose your favorite colors and prints and sew along!
  1. Get ready to sew starting Monday, May 13. Kim will post  new blocks to sew every Monday at 6:00 am (MST) for five weeks. The final week begins June 10.

Whenever you need to check in or get more information about the QAL, head to ShopMartingale.com/SimpleFriendships2QAL—bookmark the page to keep track and keep up! And be sure to use the hashtag #SimpleFriendships2QAL when you post about your progress on Facebook and Instagram so we can see and share. Four random participants will receive prizes from Kim, Martingale, and our friends at Henry Glass Fabrics!

Are you inspired to sew a mystery sampler with Kim Diehl?

  • Yes—I’ll be there with you starting Monday, May 13!
  • I hope to—sounds like a wonderful way to say yes to sewing time!
  • Not sure yet—but it sounds like a lot of fun!

Tell us in the comments—and if you’ve made up your mind to join us, we’ll be watching for your posts!


57 Comments (leave a comment)

  • J’aimerai beaucoup participer à cette aventure.

    Translation: I would love to participate in this adventure.

    —Krebs Josiane on May 2, 2019
  • I can’t wait to start this exciting mystery quilt!

    —Judy Snyder on May 2, 2019
  • Marked my calendar. Can’t wait until the 13th

    —Lorraine grasso on May 2, 2019
  • I hope to participate! Excited!

    —Ellen Busch on May 2, 2019
  • Looking forward to joining. Will be wonderful I know, Kim’s work is so amazing.

    —Constance R Matter on May 2, 2019
  • I hope to. Sounds wonderful.

    —CHRYSTAL ECKMAN on May 2, 2019
  • I’m in! Looking forward to it!

    —Robin McGuire on May 2, 2019
  • I’m in! Can’t wait 😊

    —Deb on May 2, 2019
  • Sounds like fun. Can’t wait.

    —Diana Morisse on May 2, 2019
  • Yes! You’re always inspiring me, can’t wait. Ordering my book now!

    Thank you, Susie – so glad you can join us! –Jenny

    —Susie Guerin on May 2, 2019
  • I’ve never made a little mystery quilt before. Would love to try.

    —Andra Stone on May 2, 2019
  • I can’t wait to start!

    —Joyce Littrell on May 2, 2019
  • Hope to join!

    —Paula Lambert on May 3, 2019
  • Yes, I will be there on May 13th. Love QALs.

    —Sue Smith on May 3, 2019
  • I am such a fan of Kim’s. Looking forward to the mystery!!!

    —Connie Tesene on May 3, 2019
  • Oh yes! I LOVE the look she creates.

    —Vicki Allen on May 3, 2019
  • Very intriguing….3 inch blocks, yikes!
    Guess I’m ready for a challenge.

    —Cheri Bergeron on May 3, 2019
  • Yes I am joining in. I love her stuff🍒😊

    —Cherry on May 3, 2019
  • Hope to be able to participate, beginner and have never made a mini. Should be fun!

    —Casey on May 3, 2019
  • Hope to join in.

    —Irene Hopkins on May 3, 2019
  • This is my first QAL. I love Kim Diehl’s patterns and fabrics!

    —Thelma on May 3, 2019
  • Yes! Love her quilts💕

    —Renée Welton on May 3, 2019
  • It’s a while since I’ve done an online mystery so I’m hoping to join in too – sounds fun!

    Raewyn on May 3, 2019
  • Yes, Yes, and Yes I am ready to join!

    —Renae Williams on May 3, 2019
  • Of COURSE I will be quilting along! I love this new book and look forward to doing this one.

    —Kyra Franz on May 3, 2019
  • Can’t wait to get started! Use to belong to her club when I lived in Pittsburgh and miss it. Great fabric and instructions.

    —Nancy Peabody on May 3, 2019
  • Yes! I’ll be joining in. Love Kim’s designs!

    —Caryn Goulden on May 3, 2019
  • Going to hurry and order my book right now so it will (hopefully) arrive by the 13th. Jumping in with both feet!!!

    —Cindy on May 3, 2019
  • I hope to participate! Love Kim Diehl patchwork!

    —Bobbie Moore on May 3, 2019
  • I’m not sure, but it sounds like fun. I just love her quilts

    —Linda on May 3, 2019
  • I want to, Kim is my all time favorite, but I’ll be visiting my parents and they don’t have internet, hoping to play catch up when I get back.

    —debby on May 3, 2019
  • I hope to quilt along

    —Pam on May 3, 2019
  • Yes—I’ll be there with you starting Monday, May 13! I’ve marked my calendar!

    —YvonneJ on May 3, 2019
  • Me encantaría hacerlo 👏👏

    Translation: I would love to do it

    Carmen Cruz on May 4, 2019
  • ça me tente d’essayer

    Translation: it tempts me to try

    sylviane on May 4, 2019
  • Yes I am joining you. I love Kim Diehl. I have a lot of her books, never enough of her fabric.

    Patricia Kline on May 4, 2019
  • Yes. My friend Cam and I will be participating

    —Linda DiVall on May 4, 2019
  • This sounds like so much fun! Already have the book, love the easy to follow directions in it, sew I’m ready!!!

    —CATHY LYNCH on May 4, 2019
  • Such a good idea! I plan to join!

    —Patricia Biggs on May 4, 2019
  • I hope to make it.

    —Sherry on May 5, 2019
  • Yes, I will be there!

    —Iris R Johnson on May 5, 2019
  • You bet – altho I don’t know how productive I’ll be – I’m having eye surgery on May 9th !

    —Robbi Howlett on May 5, 2019
  • This will be fun to do after work

    —Lauren rose on May 5, 2019
  • I’m in!

    —Jill Finger on May 6, 2019
  • Yes! I’ll be there joining in on the fun! Thanks Kim and thanks Martingale

    —AnnetteJ on May 6, 2019
  • I’m a huge fan of Kim Diehl’s patterns and quilts and I’m looking forward to making this mystery quilt.

    —Bonnie M on May 6, 2019
  • Looking forward to this new adventure!

    —Henrietta on May 6, 2019
  • Excited to do this small mystery. I get overwhelmed with the full size quilt mysteries so this is perfect. I also am in the possession of a Kim Diehl fat quarter bundle that I am using for a full size quilt so I am sure I will have plenty to use for this fun event. Need to get the book.

    —Diane on May 8, 2019
  • Yes, my friend Rhea & I can`t wait to Quilt along with everyone.

    —Connie Christianson-Romo on May 10, 2019
  • I would love to participate!

    —Pat on May 10, 2019
  • I’m going to try to follow along. I’m having rotator cuff issues right now, so I’m not sure that I’ll be able to do it without causing more damage. I bought the book though! 😃. Can’t wait to see everyone’s blocks!

    —Bec on May 10, 2019
  • Got my book now how will we know what to sew?

    Hi Vicki, so glad you’ll be sewing along with us! If you bookmark this page, it will give you all the basic information. Kim Diehl will be posting to her Facebook and Instagram accounts every Monday morning through the duration of the quilt-along. Visit her on Instagram or on Facebook to get the sewing details for each week.

    Hope this helps – happy quilting! –Jenny

    —Vicki Allen on May 10, 2019
  • I’ll be there!

    —Ann on May 11, 2019
  • Yes, I’ll be there!

    —Millie Williams on May 12, 2019
  • I will be there. Thanks for this fun eveny

    —Jane dumler on May 13, 2019
  • I am excited to join this quilt along. I’m a little bit late for the start, but hope to catch up quickly. A friend told me about it, so here I am! Do I need to sign up somewhere, or is this it?

    Hi Cheryl – no sign-up needed! Follow Kim on Instagram or Facebook – she’ll post new information about the QAL every Monday morning. Meanwhile, you can visit this link to get started. Welcome, and have fun! –Jenny

    —Cheryl on May 22, 2019
  • I want to sign up but I don’t see where to do that. Or is it too late?

    Not too late at all, Julie! Follow Kim on Facebook or Instagram – she’ll release new information each Monday about the blocks you’ll make that week. And bookmark this page, as it has all the information in one place. Hope this helps – happy mystery quilting! –Jenny

    —Julie on May 23, 2019

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