An avid quilter, Kimberly began Fat Quarter Shop as a side business in 2003 while still working in a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer, and though the company has grown that commitment to service and customer service has never wavered.
Attention to detail and caring deeply about the project at hand – whether it’s a small block or a large quilt – is what makes Kimberly such a wonderful quilter. A self-described type A, Kimberly is a big fan of careful cutting and stitching and uses a LOT of starch when making her blocks. She also loves thread, buttons, and Chick-fil-A. 🙂
The Inspiration for Kimberly’s Sew Splendid Block
Kimberly’s block is called Family Stars. She drew inspiration from her love for her four children. Kimberly is represented by the red star in the center, and the four stars in the corners – the anchors of her world – are each of her children. The pink star represents her daughter, Emma, and the three blue stars represent sons William, Peyton, and Christopher.
Loads of quilty videos on the FQS YouTube Account!
Rather than share one helpful instructional video or tutorial in this post, we’re very happy to link you to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube page where you’ll find hundreds of detailed sewing tutorials and inspirational videos. Kimberly can teach you everything from binding to how to make a fast and fun Jelly Roll Jam Quilt, so pop on over, subscribe, and enjoy!
Should you be in the market for fabric bundles to use when quilting along with the Splendid Sampler, you may choose from one of two lovely bundles.
You can also find the Hometown Girl fabrics and quilt kits from the fabulous Pat Sloan!
Thanks to both long-time and new visitors today. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the Splendid Sampler block Kimberly Designed. Happy Quilting!
I adore this block, and I adore FQS and Kimberly. Thank you for all of your inspiration and enthusiasm!
I love the fact that your children were the inspiration for your block. I have two children- adults now. They are my reason and inspiration for sewing and quilting. Thank you for sharing your block with us! 🙂
What a lovely idea for a family quilt. You are so sweet, Kimberly, and your family is obviously at the heart of everything you do. Thanks for sharing your block and your inspiration.
This block is amazing and the reason for it's design makes it even better. I'm a little behind on my SS blocks but I'm going to start catching up with this one and then work my way back 🙂 Thanks for a great block!
Very sweet block, love it! Thankyou Kimberley.
Love the block pattern and your inspiration. What fabric line did you use? I am trying to remake a star quilt and the light blue fabric etc is perfect.
Great block and story behind it. Adding this to my growing list of blocks to make.
I love your family block. I have 4 sons who blessed us with 10 grandchildren. I have made 25th anniversary quilts for 2. One son is marrying in a couple of months, so it will be yours and mine. This block as a full top, with the places for pictures, will make a beautiful quilt for the new family. Thank you for this inspiration.
I wanted to thank you for your block!???? and the fact that I have place a few orders with your company and find out very efficient. I commend you on your business as that me and my husband owned and operated an independent drugstore for 26 years. Raised our kids with it, had some storage funds with it and then after my husband took a flu shot and developed auto -immune Diabetes we finally decided to lay it aside and concentrate on each other, as all our children were grown and leaving. So your family stars block fit my family perfect. Me -center, with my daughter, two sons and husband supporting me as we go along. This has been extremely interesting following this beautiful Sampler…and happy you're in it too! Blessings in your future endeavors!????????
I meant to say, I can definitely relate to having your own business.