We’re putting the “sew” back into your social life with the Best Friends Quilt Along! Today we’re excited to join our quilty BFFs in creating a beautiful quilt together!
Make it a modern-day quilting bee as a block swap for everyone to piece their own quilt or pool your blocks together into one quilt to share. No matter which way you do it, every stitch of this friendship quilt will be fun and fulfilling!
The Best Friends Quilt Along lasts for five weeks, from January 7 – February 4, 2021. This week we’re sewing the Economy blocks.
Lori sewed her blocks in the same fabrics as Kimberly. She sewed four blocks, all in a row!
We had a few customers ask us for a coloring sheet so they could map out their preferences. That’s a fun idea we fully support! Click on the banner below to download your own copy!
Our Featured Week 3 Quilting Buddies
This week we have two other quilting BFF’s that are sewing along with us! Jessica Dayon (@jessicadayon) and Amber Johnson (@gigis_thimble) have been cheering each other on through their quilt making, pattern writing and book publishing journeys on Instagram for over a year now.
Co-hosting the Willow Quilt Along in March helped them become fast friends (the free pattern they designed together is still available on their blogs). They also hosted a Quilter’s Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge together in May which they plan to do again this Spring!
About the Quilt
The quilt is made from four classic blocks – Log Cabin, Economy, Pineapple and Courthouse Steps.
6″ blocks make a lap-size quilt that measures 48.5″ square. 12″ blocks make a queen-size quilt that finishes at 96.5″ square. This is ideal for a “swap”, guild or friendship project because the papers make your blocks turn out the same size!
If you need any supplies, be sure to visit the Best Friends Quilt Along page for the complementary fabric bundles. You can use the Fabric Requirements as a general guide if shopping your stash, as this quilt is perfect for using scraps. For more information on the quilt, supplies, and a foundation paper pad tutorial, hop over to the Announcement Post.
Who’s Sewing Along?
We invited some quilty friends to sew along with us and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips along the way!
Hilary Jordan, @byhilaryjordan
Carol B, @cattrio4me
Marisa Wilhelmi, @marisawilhelmidesigns
Jen Van Orman, @heritage.threads
Haley Anderson, @happinessinthemaking
Vicki Holloway @vickilhollowayquilting
Jessica Dayon, @jessicadayon
Amber Johnson, @gigis_thimble
Lori Holt, @beelori1
Kimberly Jolly, @fatquartershop
Join us for the Best Friends Quilt Along!
Be sure to hashtag your progress with #BestFriendsQAL on Instagram and Facebook so we can see and share your work! Lori Holt will be sharing updates on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet, and Instagram page so be sure to check those out!
Please join us back here on The Jolly Jabber on Thursday, January 21, 2021, for week three. We’ll sew the Pineapple Blocks! I’ll also be showing the blocks each week on Livestream each Friday at 9 AM CT, so don’t forget to subscribe to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel to catch the fun!