Perfect 5 Quilt Along Week 1 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Perfect 5 Quilt Along Week 1

Today we’re kicking off the Perfect 5 Quilt Along for the Perfect 5 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma! This book is a celebration of one of our favorite precuts, the 5″ Charm Pack. Our Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included.

We will be making two blocks every Wednesday from October 9 to December 4! We have a fun lineup of bloggers who will be sharing their blocks (and other Perfect 5 inspired projects) with us during the event!

Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt made with Early Bird by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics.

We have the full Fabric Requirements HERE for you to use and pick out your fabrics for the Quilt Along. You will also need the Perfect 5 Quilts book and Perfect 5 Ruler to help you complete the sampler quilt.


This week we’re starting with the first two blocks in the book, Animal Crackers and Gingerbread with Tracie Henkel of Riceford Streams.


Tracie centered the Animal Crackers within a border of Gingerbread Blocks for her quilt. See her surprising inspiration for this design and more photos at Riceford Streams.


Tracie sewed hers with the Kansas Troubles Favorites collection by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics.


Download this week’s pattern.


Some of our quilty staffers joined in the fun, too!

Each week we’ll feature a post from some talented quilters sewing along with us. On their blog, you’ll see their version of the blocks, plus some special quilting inspiration.

Week 1 – October 9: Tracie Henkel, Riceford Streams
Week 2 – October 16: Andy Knowlton, A Bright Corner
Week 3 – October 23: Sherri Falls, This and That Patterns
Week 4 – October 30: Ange, A Little Patchwork
Week 5 – November 6: Samelia’s Mum
Week 6 – November 13: Pat Sloan
Week 7 – November 20: Gnome Angel
Week 8 – November 27: Melissa Corry, Happy Quilting
Week 9 – December 4: back to the Jolly Jabber

Keep up with the Perfect 5 Quilt Along!

Be sure to grab your Perfect 5 Quilts book and Perfect 5 Ruler, too, and we’ll see you back here each week for the Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt Along! Please follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates! Join the Kimberly Stitch Squad Facebook Group to be inspired by other quilters, as well as give and get quilting advice. And be sure to hashtag your Perfect 5 Quilt progress with #perfect5qal and #perfect5quilts on Instagram so we can see and share your work!

Join us next week on October 16, when we’ll look at Ice Box and Sugar Cookie with Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner.

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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    1. Sorry but it says number of blocks right under the block image. You will make one Animal Cracker and two Gingerbread blocks. Hope that helps 🙂

  1. Could you tell us the width of the outside borders. I would like to cut the long borders first to get the full length needed.