It’s time for another release in our 10th Annual Charity Quilt, Bountiful! Are you ready for the second pattern release, the Wildflower and Center blocks? We can’t wait to see yours! Be sure to read to the end of the post for our second Bountiful Charity Cross Stitch release.
The second pattern release is the Wildflower and Center Blocks, and they’re ready to bloom! You’ll need to make four Wildflower Blocks and one Center Block for the quilt. We’re sewing with the Sunwashed 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.
Sew Along with Kimberly!
On April 19th at 9 AM CT, tune in to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel, and sew along with Kimberly Jolly live as she shows you how to make these blocks in a special livestream.
As we embark on our 10th Annual Charity Quilt, we continue to be amazed by the generosity of this sewing community and inspired by the stories of the children who have been granted life-changing Wishes. The fundraiser works by offering the Bountiful patterns as FREE downloads during the event for a suggested donation to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. From now through August, we will publish a new pattern here on the blog on the first Friday of each month.
Bountiful Quilting Spotlight
We have a great lineup of quilters sewing along with us (like you if you’re reading this)! See what this month’s designer and quilter had to share below.
Chelsi Stratton of Chelsi Stratton Designs (@chelsistratton) is an incredible fabric, quilt, and pattern designer. She also cohosts a podcast and YouTube series with her mom, Sherri McConnell, called A Quilting Life! She is sewing her Bountiful Charity Quilt in Bountiful Blooms by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics, and we love how it looks!
We asked Chelsi, “What practice of yours has yielded the most “bountiful” results for you in quilting? Why?“
“Consistently sewing 20-30 minutes a day has proven extremely bountiful to me. Sewing is a gift to myself and not only brings me joy but lets me create beautiful things in the process!”
Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.
Be sure to visit Chelsi’s blog, where she’ll be sharing more details.
Bonus Finishing Patterns for Bountiful
We are so excited to be announcing that along with having the block patterns for Bountiful, we will be releasing extra finishing patterns you can do with the blocks! When your donations reach each $20,000 milestone, you will unlock a new pattern! We will release one extra setting pattern for you to transform your Bountiful blocks into a new project! When you donate today, you’ll get us closer to our goal of granting ten wishes and closer to releasing a new bonus 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!
Blocks from our Quilty Staffers!
Bountiful Cross Stitch
A companion cross stitch design is back again this year as part of the Bountiful Stitch Along! This stunning cross stitch design is overflowing with flowers and butterflies that match the 2023 Bountiful Charity Quilt.
Visit the Bountiful Stitch Along page to find all the cross stitch details and bookmark it to easily check back for all the pattern releases!
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 #BountifulQAL and #BountifulSAL on Instagram.
Don’t forget – you can find all the patterns and videos for the event on the Bountiful 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, May 5, for the third Bountiful pattern release!
Until then, Happy Quilting!