Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 7

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 7 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuaction and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital F and lowercase f blocks in the seventh week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital F block by Heidi G. of Buttons and Butterflies

Heidi G. made her Capital F block using Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Kona White Solids.

 

Lowercase f block by Pam of Pam Kitty Morning

Pam made her lowercase f block using 30’s Playtime by Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on November 25 for Week 8 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

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Sugar Plum Challenge [OFFICIALLY CLOSED]

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who entered to be a part of the Sugar Plum Block Challenge! We were blown away by the amount of entries and the creativity all of you brought to making a project out of the Sugar Plum Block, which we made with Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree Quilts!

We provided our free Sugar Plum Block pattern and video tutorial and all of you ran with it! While we decided to make our version of this block using the Hazel & Plum collection by Joanna Figueroa for Moda Fabrics, we got entries using every type of fabric, from Christmas themed to floral. We loved seeing all of your creative spins to our classic Sugar Plum Block! To see more of the Sugar Plum Block entries, check out #SugarPlumBlockChallenge on Instagram.

What’s next?

Now that the challenge has closed, we will be narrowing down the entries to our top 7. Stay tuned for a blog post early next week to see our top 7 choices and be a part of choosing the winner by filling out our poll. The entries that have the top three votes by you will be the first, second and third place winners! Here is a reminder of what the winners will be getting:

FIRST PLACE

SECOND PLACE

THIRD PLACE

We really hope all of you enjoyed participating in the Sugar Plum Block Challenge! While the challenge is officially closed, if you would still like to get in the spirit of the Sugar Plum Block, we have a video tutorial for you to follow to make your own.

Thank you once again for all of your participation and stay tuned for our post regarding voting for the top three Sugar Plum Block Challenge projects!

 

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2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 11 – Spinning Tops

It’s already time for Block #11 – Spinning Tops in our Patchwork Quilt Along!  Hopefully you are all caught up with the first ten blocks.  If you are just now joining us, welcome!  Our quilt is made in Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit.

Most importantly, we are benefiting Make-A-Wish with this year’s quilt along.  We are asking for a small donation each month in exchange for the monthly patterns, and Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of donations raised.  We have reached our goal, well before the end of the year, thanks to our generous community of quilters, so all the matches will be maxed out!  Woohoo!!  Please do continue donating – every dollar makes a difference!

Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 11 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish!
Make-A-Wish grants game-changing wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

 

We have some wonderful quilty friends joining along for this great cause! Be sure to check out their blogs every month to watch their process, and to see what fun fabric collections they have selected!

*Psst! The designers of the quilt’s fabrics – Bonnie & Camille – are sewing along too!
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table
Please share your progress and creations with us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
 

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NEW BOOK: Peppermint Lane Block of the Month

With December right around the corner, the holiday bug has caught us all here at Fat Quarter Shop! It’s Sew Emma is particularly giddy with Christmas Eve-like excitement because of their new book, Peppermint Lane Block of the Month!

Take on the holidays with the gorgeous Peppermint Lane Quilt using Vintage Holiday collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. From gingerbread men to stockings to candy canes, all of these are celebrated with this 12 month quilt!

If this quilt looks familiar, you may remember we did the original as a quilt-along on our blog a while back.  However, we have made it BIGGER and BETTER, with more novelty Christmas blocks to warm up your holiday home! Filled with full-color illustrations and clear instructions, this Block of the Month book is perfect for any quilter, from beginner to seasoned! Here are some of the gorgeous blocks you will be making:

And if that’s not enough, you get to enjoy a beautiful bonus quilt that you get to keep even after winter has gone, included free in the book!

We will be offering the quilt as a block of the month, starting May 2018. Be sure to sign up for the Peppermint Lane Block of the Month and backing set to join in on the holiday quilting fun!

So grab a cup of hot cocoa, turn on the holiday music, and get ready for 12 months of holiday cheer!

 

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Cake Mix Quilt Along: Week 1

Welcome to the world of Cakes Mixes with the Cake Mix Quilt Along featuring The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One by It’s Sew Emma! We are very excited to start week 1 of this very sweet quilt along!

The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One by It’s Sew Emma features 16 gorgeous quilts using 8 Cake Mixes! Use recipe cards, layer cakes, and the Cake Mix patterns featured in the book to build gorgeous, dessert inspired quilts!

This Quilt Along will feature all 16 quilts in The Cake Mix Quilt Book! Over 16 weeks, we will be featuring one quilt from the book each week. We are starting off the first week of the Quilt Along with the Gingerbread Quilt!

The Gingerbread Quilt by Melissa of Happy Quilting Melissa 

Melissa made her Gingerbread Quilt using Vintage Picnic by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have a great group of 14 quilting bloggers joining us for this quilt along! Each week, one of the bloggers will be sharing their assigned Cake Mix Quilt with you! Be sure to visit their blogs and #CakeMixMonday on Instagram to see what they had to say about their Cake Mix Quilt!

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on November 20 for Week 2 of the Cake Mix Quilt Along!

 

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 6

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 6 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuaction and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital E and lowercase e blocks in the sixth week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital E block by Jennie P. of Clover & Violet

Jennie P. made her Capital E block using Little Ruby by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

 

Lowercase e block by Megan of Quilt Story

Meg made her lowercase e block using Flower Shop by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics (coming out in the spring).

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on November 18 for Week 7 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

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Shortcut Quilt: Mini Charm Chocolates

We are back at it with another Shortcut Quilt! We have a fun quilt along featuring a new, free pattern – Mini Charm Chocolates – and video tutorial!

The beautiful Quilt Kit used to make our version of this quilt features Flower Mill by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. And it contains backing to help you finish off your quilt!

Let’s get quilting! Follow along with the video as Kimberly walks you through the Mini Charm Chocolates pattern step by step!

We are super lucky and excited to have some quilty, fun friends join us for the Mini Charm Chocolates quilt along! Check out their blogs to see their unique twist on the free Mini Charm Chocolates pattern!

Afton of Quilting Mod
(@quiltingmod)

Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
(@sewincrediblycrazy)

Anne of Said With Love
(@anneboundy)

Heather of A Creative Pursuit
(@acreativemama)

Jen B of The Smitten Chicken
(@thesmittenchicken)

Jen V of Heritage Threads
(@heritage.threads)

Joanne of Quilts by Joanne
(@turtlequilterjo)

Kairle of Kairle Oaks
(@kairleoaks)

Kristen D. of 3 in the Nest
(@threeinthenestraleigh)

Kristen K. of Meadow Brook
(@kkmeadowbrook)

Kristina of Center Street Quilts
(@centerstreetquilts)

Louise of Louise Charlton
(@louisecharlton)

Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
(@mellierc)

Michele of Island Life Quilts
(@islandlifequilts)

Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
(@busyhandsquilts)

Pat of Scrapatches
(@scrapatches)

Patty of Elm Street Quilts
(@elmstreetquilts)

Shannon of The Flemings Nine
(@theflemings9)

Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party
(@quiltnparty)

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO
(@tanyaquiltsinco)

Veronica of Nemawayaway
(@ronneyfowler)

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Sew Sampler Box November 2017 Sneak Peek!

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November has arrived, and for us this month (and the fabric for November’s box) is a great reminder to “Give Thanks”.  We are THANKFUL for our Sew Sampler members, for the chance to share fabrics and notions we love with all of you.  In this clue, we’ve stripped out the color to make it a little more challenging, but die-hard fans may recognize it anyway.

Any guesses on what this collection might be?

November Sneak Peek

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If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join in on the fun, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out around November 20th!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 10

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on week 10 of this quilt along and on our last two tablerunners!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Sunshine Tablerunner and the Zephyr Tablerunner in week 10 of this Quilt Along!

Sunshine Tablerunner by Melissa of Happy Quilting Melissa

The Sunshine Tablerunner is made using Hometown Christmas Edition by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics.

Zephyr Tablerunner by Kim of Persimon Dreams

The Zephyr Tablerunner is made using Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics.

 

Thank you to our group of quilting bloggers for joining us on this quilt along and making all of your tablerunners! We have loved seeing the new and creative things you have brought to your tablerunners each week!

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

And that is a wrap on the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along! We hope you’ve enjoyed the past 10 weeks of tablerunners as much as we have!

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 5

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 5 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuaction and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital D and lowercase d blocks in the fifth week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital D block by Holly of @holly_draney on Instagram

Holly made her Capital D block using Shine Bright by Simple Simon and Company for Riley Blake Designs.

 

Lowercase d block by Debbie of Happy Little Cottage

Debbie made her lowercase d block using Dear Diary by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Fabrics.

 

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on November 11 for Week 6 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

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