2022 Heartfelt Quilt Along - Release 2: Buttercup - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2022 Heartfelt Quilt Along – Release 2: Buttercup

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We’re back with another pattern for our 9th Annual Charity Quilt, Heartfelt! Let’s get started on the Buttercup Block! We can’t wait to start sewing with you.

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The second pattern release is the Buttercup Block! It’s a scrappy heart-shaped block, and you’ll need to make 5 of these for the quilt. We’re sewing with the Beautiful Day collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing with something different, download the fabric requirements to make this year’s charity quilt.

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Sew Along with Kimberly!

On Friday, March 4 at 9am CST, tune in to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel, and sew along with Kimberly Jolly in a pre-recorded tutorial as she shows you how to make the Buttercup Block.

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Our Heartfelt Quilt and Cross Stitch Chart benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.

We are amazed by the generosity of this sewing community and inspired by the stories of the children who have been granted life-changing Wishes. Kids like Anais and Keysean have been granted Wishes that buoy their spirits and create lasting memories. The way the fundraiser works is that we offer the Heartfelt patterns as FREE downloads during the event for a suggested donation of $5 each to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Or feel free to make a larger, one-time donation of $50. No amount is too small and every bit counts. From February to September, we will publish a new pattern on the Heartfelt Announcement blog on the first Friday of each month.

Heartfelt Quilting Spotlight

We have a great lineup of quilters quilting along with us (like you if you’re reading this)! We asked some designers some in-depth questions, and they gave us answers straight from the heart!

Melanie Call

Melanie Call is a quilter, stitcher, and all around crafter. She loves her family, friends, and creating projects that reflect who she is. For her Buttercup Blocks she’s been working with the One Fine Day by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. You can find out more about Melanie and the making of her Buttercup Blocks on her blog.

Melanie Call's Heartfelt buttercup blocks side by side

We asked Melanie, What quilt of yours has been the most “heartfelt”, the project that is closest to your heart? Why?

Melanie replied, “My most heartfelt projects are the baby quilts I made each of my children before they were born! I love creating quilts for my kids! Quilts are a hug from Mom! I’m so grateful to be able to join in for the Heartfelt Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop, which benefits Make-A-Wish!” 

Visit Melanie’s blog, A Bit of Scrap Stuff to learn more about her, and follow her on Instagram at ABitofScrapStuff to see what she’s sewing!

Bonus Finishing Patterns for Heartfelt

With your help, we can reach our goal of $100,000 in donations towards Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! When you donate today, you’ll get us closer to our goal of granting ten wishes, and closer to releasing a new finishing pattern. For each milestone goal, we hit with our fundraiser, we will release extra finishing patterns you can use with the blocks. At $40,000, $60,000, $80,000, and $100,000 we will celebrate with a new free pattern release and post it on the Heartfelt Quilt Along page.

Graphic to show that Heartfelt has raised 68,000 dollars so far for Make a Wish
Hearts Aflutter Tablerunner Quilt

Bonus Heartfelt Patterns

Thanks to your generous donations, we reached another fundraising milestone of $60,000 (woo hoo!), so we have released two bonus pattern, the Hearts Aflutter Tablerunner and the Reach for the Stars Quilt!

Join Us

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, or join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad Facebook Group, a supportive group of quilters and stitchers. Get inspired and share with #HeartfeltQAL on Instagram.

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A companion cross stitch design is back again this year as part of the Heartfelt Stitch Along! This stunning cross stitch design features heartwarming blocks that match the 2022 Charity Heartfelt Quilt.

Visit the Heartfelt Stitch Along page to download today’s cross stitch pattern release.

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Don’t forget – you can find all the patterns and videos for the event on the Heartfelt Quilt Along page, so bookmark it for quick reference. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss an update! We hope to see you back here on Friday, April 1, for the third Heartfelt pattern release!

Until then, Happy Quilting!