Kim Diehl’s mystery sampler revealed 😍 see the quilts from makers like you!

It started as a mystery . . .

Just a peek at the beginning . . .

And now that mystery is history!

The full reveal!

Kim Diehl’s Simple Friendships II Mystery Quilt-Along is coming to a close. If you played along for the past six weeks, you’ve seen all the beautiful blocks quilters made:

Week 1:


Week 2:


Week 3:


Week 4:


And and since we hit week 5, you’re seeing those blocks come to life in gorgeous little quilts!


@ksoltys215 (Martingale’s own Content Director!)




You can see all the blocks and quilts made during the quilt-along (they’re still coming in!) at this link.

Those of you who sewed along with Kim might remember the faboo prizes up for grabs:

  • A curated bundle of Kim Diehl fabrics, selected by Kim herself
  • A bundle of Kim’s Helping Hands fabric from Henry Glass
  • A copy of Kim’s Simple Reflections journal
  • A $50 gift certificate to spend at com

We’ll be announcing the winners later today—quilt-alongers, keep your fingers crossed!

Simple Friendships IIWhether you bought Simple Friendships II but have yet to begin, started your quilt and got sidetracked (as we all do from time to time), or sewed all the way to the finish line, we’re so glad you joined us for some “friendly” quilting fun. And you can still join in—visit this page for all the details. Be sure to post pictures of your progress using the hashtag #simplefriendships2QAL so everyone can ooh and ahh!

Did you join Kim’s Mystery Sampler Quilt-Along? How far along are you? If you have an idea for a quilt-along based on a Martingale book, let us know about it in the comments!

47 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I haven’t started yet. But I love anything Kim Diehl does!

    —Debbie on June 17, 2019
  • I loved the SimpleFriendships2qal with Kim Diehl, my quilt top is done, on batting & backing and ready to hand quilt. I posted it on Instagram at 8:00 p.m Sunday. I learned so much from Kim and am now encouraged to try something from the Simple Friendships book or from Kim’s Simple Whatnots. I love my little quilt!😊

    —Dianna Michie on June 17, 2019
  • No, I haven’t joined. I wish I had the extra time. I will probably try a couple blocks. I hope to join next time.

    —Judy Maggio on June 17, 2019
  • Not sure exactly how the quilt alongs work, do haven’t participated in one, but Kim Diehl is my all time favorite designer ,!! I LOVE everything she does….fabric and quilts !!

    —Lois on June 17, 2019
  • I didn’t join and I’m so sorry. I love Kim Diehl’s fabric and quilts.

    —Fran Claassens on June 17, 2019
  • Yes I did Kim’s quilt along. It was so much fun. I have my top all done. I am such a fan of her books and fabric. I would love to participate in another quilt along from author. Thanks again for the fun.

    —JOHN DAVIS on June 17, 2019
  • I can’t wait to start the mystery quilt. I love all of those blocks. I love Kim Diehl’s fabrics.

    —Judy W on June 17, 2019
  • I didn’t do it but I think I will…seeing it for the first time. Very cute!

    —Delinda on June 17, 2019
  • Speaking of sidetracked, I have adopted a puppy! He is sleeping right now, so I could sneak off and sew a seem or two if there weren’t cookies in the oven for a kids’ program at church!

    —Sandy on June 17, 2019
  • Thank you Kim for sharing your time and talent….it was a great little project….5 weeks was a good time frame….hope you do another one soon….hope everyone that did the sew along enjoyed as well…..thanks again…

    —Linda Berwaldt on June 17, 2019
  • I have many of her books (maybe all of them). Love her colors and patterns. Kim is my favorite with Jo Morton right behind her. Most anything in any book would suit me.

    —Judy Purcell on June 17, 2019
  • I didn’t join this time…too busy! But I’d love to do it in the future

    —Carolyn on June 17, 2019
  • No, I couldn’t. Hubby in hospital, but it would be fun to make later.

    —Angelia Ulrich on June 17, 2019
  • So lovely i like it, have a good day Geneviève de France

    GeneGribouille03 on June 17, 2019
  • I haven’t started yet, but I hope to soon!

    —Dorthy on June 17, 2019
  • Found out too late but I love her books and the projects she has! Great writer, easy to understand instructions.

    —Tanya on June 17, 2019
  • Picked my fabrics, got busy, misplaced them, found them, saw the work of others and decided to pick other fabrics. OH MY, I’m behind, as usual, but will sit down soon and work until I’m done. Too cute to pass up.

    —Pat Mosley on June 17, 2019
  • I did not join but I love the samples you showed. I would like to make one of my own.

    —Pamela Jones on June 17, 2019
  • I did and finished the top Saturday. It was fun, and I learned some new stuff also.

    —Mary McClure on June 17, 2019
  • No I didnt join this time.

    —Dana Casebeer on June 17, 2019
  • Top done, quilted, sleeve for hanging attached, and binding closed. Now will appliqué wool stems and flowers and berries in the borders. Bright and colorful for summer decorating!!! 💝🧵💝

    —Iaci Flanders on June 17, 2019
  • I am sorry I missed this looks like it was fun

    —Lynette Brumby on June 17, 2019
  • I haven’t done a sew along. It would be fun though. I always like Kim’s fabrics.

    —Rebecca DuBose on June 18, 2019
  • I love Kim Diehl color and pattern choices!!
    I have not started my quilt, but will soon.

    —Cindy Landis on June 18, 2019
  • I love Kim’s fabrics. I did not join, but will make one soon!!

    —Cindy Landis on June 18, 2019
  • I ordered my book but didn’t get it until the third week so I didn’t ever get started but I still think I will make it. I love the idea of small easy to make quilts that can be finished quickly. I would love to do another quilt along.

    —Barbara Daniel on June 20, 2019
  • I wish I could but time and money always seem to get in the way of fun.

    —SANDRA BOFF on June 21, 2019
  • I bought the book but never made it to sewing.

    —Vicki Allen on June 21, 2019
  • Did not join but love books

    mandy whalen on June 21, 2019
  • i didn’t join because i am finishing up the 5th quilt for this round of quilts for my 5 grandchildren. after it’s done, i need to make a baby quilt for my new great niece then it’s back to quilting for me! i love kim diehl!

    —sheryl harrison on June 21, 2019
  • I have not started yet. Too much UFO and moving in to new sewing space.

    —Linda Christianson on June 21, 2019
  • I followed along and finished my little quilt top. It’s so cute! Thanks for this fun, quick, project.

    —Nicole Mays on June 21, 2019
  • Didn’t make it in on this one. Moving into a retirement home and selling our house has kept me too busy, but now we are settled and I am open to joining the next one. Those who participated did a wonderful job, those quilts are beautiful.

    —Gladys Bacon-Rust on June 21, 2019
  • I did not do Kim’s mystery quilt; but love her quilts and fabrics. Hoping to make on of her quilts in the future. Haven’t been very disciplined this year with quilting.

    —Nancy Dumeny on June 21, 2019
  • I have most of her books and lots of her fabric. Love both. I missed this QAL but will be starting a quilt of her within the month. She’s great.

    —Rosemary Barron on June 21, 2019
  • Love Kim Diehl’s patterns and fabric. Missed the mystery quilt, too many other projects going on.

    k on June 21, 2019
  • I didn,t started het, but even In der this fantastic quilt I will do

    —Rommy Van Houten on June 21, 2019
  • I didn’t join, but I wish I had, now that I see the finished quilt.

    —Susan MacLeod on June 21, 2019
  • I’m still working on mine.. I LOVE everything Kim Diehl. Look forward to completing it. Thanks for this fun project.

    —Fran on June 21, 2019
  • I love the color combination Kim Diehl uses in her quilts, they are so beautiful.

    —Martina Kupitz on June 21, 2019
  • Quilt A Longs sound like a fun way to complete a quilt. I like the blocks in Simple Friendship Blocks II, so this is the one for me.

    —Barbara Ann Jones on June 21, 2019
  • My little quilt is all finished except the hand quilting. Now it is patiently waiting in line behind a couple other small quilts. I hope we do another QAL soon!

    —Kyra Franz on June 21, 2019
  • Congrats to all the participants! Your quilts are beautiful!

    —Gail K on June 21, 2019
  • I joined but I only got the first week done due to family obligations. I will finish just not sure when

    —Bobbie Moore on June 22, 2019
  • I have not done a quilt along, but it sounds like fun.

    —Linda Towers on June 23, 2019
  • I did not join!😞 I love Kim Diehl’s fabric and love her books, but time constraints have hindered my tackling the quilt along.

    —Cindy Hoover on July 10, 2019
  • It’s never too late, Cindy! We are leaving the weekly challenges up so you can begin any time.

    —Karen Johnson on July 11, 2019

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