These past five weeks have been so fun for us as we have watched you and your quilting friends stitch these projects together, and we’re hoping that the Best Friends Quilt Along was able to put the “sew” back into your social life! 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 lasted for five weeks, from January 7 – February 4, 2021. This week we’re looking at all of our finished quilts that our Best Friends have sewn!
For this quilt along, Lori and Kimberly sewed half of the blocks to make a complete quilt. Both Kimberly and Lori sewed their blocks with the Bee Basics 10″ Stacker and the Bee Backgrounds 10″ Stacker. Lori is sending her blocks to Kimberly to have their blocks combined into a Best Friends quilt, and they are planning on auctioning their quilt off together for Make-A-Wish!
Our Featured Quilting Buddies
These featured quilters have been stitching along with us, and their quilting pals! We have been showing you their blocks each week, and now the suspense is over. Here are all of their finished Best Friends quilts!
Vicki (@vickilhollowayquilting) used Ombre Fairy Dust by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics to stitch up her quilt! Vicki sewed her blocks in snowy Michigan, and stitched her and her quilting buddy’s blocks together to create this colorful quilt!
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’ve shared their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for more quilting inspiration and tips.
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
Thanks for joining 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 finished Best Friends quilts!