For drawing attention to your posts in the sidebar. It uses a colorful way of presenting posts (what we call quilts) as sidebar elements.
Tired of boring lists of recent posts?
Taking advantage of the date to color algorithm used in the Kaleidoscope theme, the Mini Quilt plugin provides a more colorful way of presenting your recent (or random) posts. It also provides--by virtue of the carefully selected color--your readers with implicit information about when those posts were written. Your widgetized areas have never been so good at letting your visitors know what other wonders your blog offers.