Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 6

Is it really July??  We are halfway through the year and two-thirds of the way through the Bella Skillbuilder quilt!

We have loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters.  Now who’s ready to take on Block 6, Courthouse Steps?

Bella Skillbuilder Month 6 – Courthouse Steps

Courthouse Steps uses your Fabric A, B, C, D, E and F, and we made ours with the Creative Grids 6″ Log Cabin Trim Tool.  You do not need this ruler to complete July’s block, but it is that extra step we love for perfect results!

Time to grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits and press play with our friend and the Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer  Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! Download the free July 2017 pattern and let’s get going!

If you’re just joining us now, you can find all the information and patterns from previous months at our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Along page!

Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!

Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 5

School’s out and the lazy days of summer are finally here!  We hope you had a lovely long Memorial Day weekend and are refreshed and ready to tackle Month 5 of the Bella Skillbuilder quilt!  We’ve loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters!

June’s free pattern block is Half Square Triangles and uses your Fabric A, Fabric B, and a 3″ Half Square Triangle Paper roll.  For accurate half square triangles with no waste, this is what we love and highly recommend!

Time to grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits and press play.  Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walks you through the perfect and perfectly accurate Half Square Triangle block in this YouTube videoBe sure to download the free June 2017 pattern!

If you’re just joining us now, you can find all the information and patterns from previous months at our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Along page!

Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!

Bella Skillbuilder Month 4

Let’s hope that those April showers will bring us May flowers! This year is flying by and now we’re on month 4 of the Bella Skillbuilder! We’ve loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters!

May’s free pattern block is Flying Geese and uses your Fabric A, Fabric B, and a Quilt in a Day Small Flying Geese Ruler!

Ready to hit the ground running?! Let’s grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Flying Geese block in this YouTube videoBe sure to download the free May 2017 pattern!

Don’t forget, visit our FAQ Page for information on all-things Bella Skillbuilder, including previous months’ blocks, fabric measurements, and more!

Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!

Bella Skillbuilder Month 3

Happy April! Don’t worry, we’re not playing an April Fool’s Day tricks on you with month 3 of the Bella Skillbuilder blocks today! With the weather warming up and these sweet fruits being right on-trend in the design and decor world, pattern 3 is perfectly named Pineapple!
 
Are you just joining in the fun of the Bella Skillbuilder? Find previous month’s patterns, FAQ, and so much more on our Sew Along page!
Are you ready to get started on month 3? Let’s grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Pineapple blocks in this YouTube videoBe sure to download the free April 2017 pattern!
Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Erin from Why Not Sew
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Natalia from Piece and Quilt
Julie from 627 Handworks
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Patty from Elm Street Quilts
Denise from Pieced Brain Quilts
Kaye from Miss Print
Charise from Charise Creates
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts

Bella Skill Builder Month 2

Welcome back to the Bella Skill Builder! This month’s blocks are so much fun, and we’re so excited to get started! Did you miss the first block? Don’t worry! We have all of the details about this quilt along in one convenient place!
We are extra excited for this month’s block, because it features our new favorite – The Orange Peel Quilting Impressions! If you’ve seen some of our quilty friends post about these on social media, but aren’t quite sure how to use them, check out this how-to video!
Let’s get started! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through month 2 in this videoBe sure to download the March 2017 Pattern!
Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Erin from Why Not Sew
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Natalia from Piece and Quilt
Julie from 627 Handworks
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Patty from Elm Street Quilts
Denise from Pieced Brain Quilts
Kaye from Miss Print
Charise from Charise Creates
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts

Bella Skill Builder

We have such a fun quilt along for you! Starting TODAY through November 2017, we will be giving you a new block each month, complete with a finishing guide at the end of the Bella Skillbuilder series!
What is the Bella Skillbuilder? It’s a ten-month series, with each month revealing a new block, and exercising a new quilting skill! The quilt was designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop by Sherri McConnell.

The blocks will be released on the first of each month, and the best part is – they’re free! Check back to our Bella Skillbuilder FAQ page to download your free pattern and get started on a new block each month! (It helps to bookmark this page, so you always have it easily accessible!) We will also have video tutorials to accompany each pattern, and help you along the way!


Are you ready for month one? Sherri and Kimberly walk you through it in this videoBe sure to download February 2017 Pattern!
Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 10 months for more Skillbuilder fun!
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Erin from Why Not Sew
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Natalia from Piece and Quilt
Julie from 627 Handworks
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Denise from Pieced Brain Quilts
Kaye from Miss Print
Charise from Charise Creates
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts