It’s time to kick off the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along inspired by Lori Holt’s book, Scrappiness is Happiness! Join us as we dive into our scrap stash and start sewing this extra special sampler quilt.
Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt
The quilt pattern, designed by Lori Holt, finishes at 83.5” square and you can see all the supplies for this sew along by heading to the Scrappiness is Happiness supplies page.
Quilt Along Supplies
First, you will need a copy of Scrappiness is Happiness by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet Co. for the instructions to make each block. Some other supplies include:
- Scrappiness is Happiness Fabric Requirements Downloadable PDF
- Lori Holt’s Scrappy Happy Starter Fat Quarter Bundle
- Lori Holt’s Scrappy Backgrounds Fat Quarter Bundle
- Lori Holt 20″ x 108″ Sew-in Interfacing by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
- This is optional and only needed for one of the blocks.
Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along Schedule
Starting on October 31, 2022, we’ll work our way through the book to make the Scrappy Sampler Quilt. The Scrappiness is Happiness Sampler Quilt has 32 blocks plus an optional pieced backing. We’ll finish up the quilt on June 5, 2023. Lori Holt will show block tutorials on her Youtube Channel. You can find the list of blocks to sew each week on page 2 of the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along Pattern. We’ll have a monthly blog roundup to help keep us on track.
Here’s the basic block schedule to follow. Make one of each block, except for week 22:
|Date||Week Number. Block Name / Link to video tutorial||Book Page #|
|10/31/2022||1. Buzzy Bee Block / Watch the block tutorial||14|
|11/7/2022||2. Large & Small Calico Mushroom Blocks / Watch tutorial||20|
|11/14/2022||3. Chex Mix Block / Watch tutorial||26|
|11/21/2022||4. Criss-Cross Star Block / Watch tutorial||32|
|11/28/2022||5. Happy Trails Block / Watch tutorial||44|
|12/5/2022||6. Second Lincoln Logs Block / Watch tutorial||50|
|12/12/2022||7. Plaid Block / Watch tutorial||56|
|12/19/2022||8. Tall Pumpkin Patched Block / Watch tutorial||61|
|12/26/2022||9. Santa Hat Block / Watch tutorial||66|
|1/2/2023||10. Scrap-Apple Block / Watch tutorial||72|
|1/9/2023||11. Scrappy Crossroads Block / Watch tutorial||76|
|1/16/2023||12. Scrappy Strings Block / Watch tutorial||82|
|1/23/2023||13. Shortcut Star Block / Watch tutorial||88|
|1/30/2023||14. Spare Squares Block / Watch tutorial||94|
|2/6/2023||15. Twinkle Twinkle Scrappy Star Block / Watch tutorial||100|
|2/13/2023||16. Applesauce Block / Watch tutorial||108|
|2/20/2023||17. Blossom Block / Watch tutorial||118|
|2/27/2023||18. Large Checkerboard Block / Watch tutorial||124|
|3/6/2023||19. Checkerboard Star Block / Watch tutorial||130|
|3/13/2023||20. Grandma’s Donut Block / Watch tutorial||136|
|3/20/2023||21. Granny Star Block / Watch tutorial||142|
|3/27/2023||22. In Flight Blocks (Make two)||148|
|4/3/2023||23. Neighborhood Block||154|
|4/10/2023||24. Patchwork Star Block||162|
|4/17/2023||25. Patchwork Tulip Block||168|
|4/24/2023||26. Quick Broken Dishes Block||174|
|5/1/2023||27. Quick Dash Block||180|
|5/8/2023||28. Sixty-Four Block||186|
|5/15/2023||29. Spring Basket Block||192|
|5/22/2023||30. Tall Pines Block||200|
|5/29/2023||31. Toy Sewing Machine Block||206|
|6/5/2023||32. Finishing & Optional Pieced Backing|
If you want to sew along with us, share your blocks each week on social media with #ScrappinessIsHappinessQAL following the dates below. We’ll be there to encourage one another and celebrate the progress made each week! Join Kimberly each Friday on the Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Livestream’s to see her progress on the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along.
We invited some friends to join us, and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.
Meet The Quilters:
- Afton Warrick, Quilting Mod, (@quiltingmod)
- Ann, (@thebobbinjar)
- Anorina Morris, Samelia’s Mum, (@sameliasmum)
- Carolina Moore, Always Expect Moore, (@craftmoore)
- Fá Giandoso, (@fagiandoso)
- Haley Schober, Mistletoe Quilting Co, (@mistletoequiltingco)
- Lisa Johnson, In the Boon Docks, (@intheboondocks)
- Pat Sloan, (@quilterpatsloan)
- Sara Marie, Sara Lucille Handmade, (@saralucillehandmade)
- Sarah, Stitchin’ Mommy, (@stitchinmommy)
Quilt Along Giveaways & Prizes
Throughout the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along, there will be giveaways and prizes to add just an extra dash of fun! Head over to Instagram and check out #ScrappinessIsHappinessQAL for all the details!
Join the Scrappiness is Happiness QAL!
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You can find Lori Holt on her blog and YouTube Channel to learn more, and follow her on Instagram (@beelori1) to keep up with the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along.
Keep up with us by following @fatquartershop on Instagram, and don’t forget to tag @fatquartershop so we don’t miss seeing your scrappy quilts.
I thought this QAL begins today, Oct 31st. I can’t find anythig else about it on FQS or on Lori’s Blog.
I’ve been trying too. No luck.
Lori had a video today to make the first block. They will be done one a week starting today.
Cannot reply on YouTube
But I have questions is Lori Holt going have a sew along with the flower pots
Is there a schedule we can access for the quilt along? I wasn’t able to find one.
Schedule is on page2 of the downloadable printout info.
you can get a printout on fqs and in this blog you can get dates for the qal
In addition to the block schedule on page 2, we included the schedule dates above in this blog post to make sure it’s easy to follow along with!
Will there be a live YouTube?
I’m wondering the same thing. I thought it was a sewalong.
yes at fat quarter shop and lori holts site
Yes, I’m sorry that the information was not included initially in this blog post, but Lori Holt is sharing a block tutorial each week on her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LoriHolt/videos
Go to Instagram the first blocks is on there, and up above it says all details on the Instagram post.
We are not all on Instagram. Sad that I spent money at FQS on fabric, the book and etc. Now what?
I feel the same way. Bought the fabric Kimberly is using for Scrappiness is Happiness, can’t find anything about her working on it
I’m sorry that the information was not included initially in this blog post, but Lori Holt is sharing a block tutorial each week on her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LoriHolt/videos
Do I just make the block in the book each week or is there a tutorial each week to follow along with. I know Pat Sloan has this on her page to start Nov 1st.
It’s one block a week, according to the list on page 2 of the download. I have now included the block schedule above so you can reference the dates. Enjoy!
Bought the required book, bought fabric, but can’t find the promised sewalong. These things are getting to be too complicated. Sells lots of books and fabrics though. Very disappointed, again.
Hi Sharon, I’m sorry that the information was not included initially in this blog post, but Lori Holt is sharing a block tutorial each week on her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LoriHolt/videos. We try to be clear when we announce sew alongs what support will be given so you can make an informed choice.
I don’t like that we have to buy a book to participate.
go to fatquartershop.com and get printout there and on lori holts site above
Hi Dottie, we host several free sew alongs each year, but this happens to be one where the book is required.
I’m glad I bought the book as I am never ever disappointed in a Lori Holt book. But I too am completely disappointed to find out today that this QAL is hosted on Instagram!! I don’t do Instagram & so I won’t be doing the QAL after all!! Too bad!
I hate to complain…I love you all so much and all you do. But I too thought the sew along was going to be on UTube. I guess I misunderstood. But if Lori or Fat Quarter shop want to post on U-Tube that would be awesome. Thanks for letting me vent!
Lori is on YouTube with the first block.!
These quilt a longs are so great.
Thank you, Marj!