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Scrappiness is Happiness QAL Kick Off

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 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:

DateWeek Number. Block Name / Link to video tutorialBook Page #
10/31/20221. Buzzy Bee Block / Watch the block tutorial14
11/7/20222. Large & Small Calico Mushroom Blocks / Watch tutorial20
11/14/20223. Chex Mix Block / Watch tutorial26
11/21/20224. Criss-Cross Star Block / Watch tutorial32
11/28/20225. Happy Trails Block / Watch tutorial44
12/5/20226. Second Lincoln Logs Block / Watch tutorial50
12/12/20227. Plaid Block / Watch tutorial56
12/19/20228. Tall Pumpkin Patched Block / Watch tutorial61
12/26/20229. Santa Hat Block / Watch tutorial66
1/2/202310. Scrap-Apple Block / Watch tutorial72
1/9/202311. Scrappy Crossroads Block / Watch tutorial76
1/16/202312. Scrappy Strings Block / Watch tutorial82
1/23/202313. Shortcut Star Block / Watch tutorial88
1/30/202314. Spare Squares Block / Watch tutorial94
2/6/202315. Twinkle Twinkle Scrappy Star Block / Watch tutorial100
2/13/202316. Applesauce Block / Watch tutorial108
2/20/202317. Blossom Block / Watch tutorial118
2/27/202318. Large Checkerboard Block / Watch tutorial124
3/6/202319. Checkerboard Star Block / Watch tutorial130
3/13/202320. Grandma’s Donut Block / Watch tutorial136
3/20/202321. Granny Star Block / Watch tutorial142
3/27/202322. In Flight Blocks (Make two) / Watch tutorial148
4/3/202323. Neighborhood Block / Watch tutorial154
4/10/202324. Patchwork Star Block / Watch tutorial162
4/17/202325. Patchwork Tulip Block / Watch tutorial168
4/24/202326. Quick Broken Dishes Block / Watch tutorial174
5/1/202327. Quick Dash Block / Watch tutorial180
5/8/202328. Sixty-Four Block / Watch tutorial186
5/15/202329. Spring Basket Block / Watch tutorial192
5/22/202330. Tall Pines Block / Watch tutorial200
5/29/202331. Toy Sewing Machine Block / Watch tutorial206
6/5/202332. 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:

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.


  1. I thought this QAL begins today, Oct 31st. I can’t find anythig else about it on FQS or on Lori’s Blog.

  2. Cannot reply on YouTube
    But I have questions is Lori Holt going have a sew along with the flower pots

    1. 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!

  3. Go to Instagram the first blocks is on there, and up above it says all details on the Instagram post.

  4. We are not all on Instagram. Sad that I spent money at FQS on fabric, the book and etc. Now what?

    1. I feel the same way. Bought the fabric Kimberly is using for Scrappiness is Happiness, can’t find anything about her working on it

  5. 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.

    1. Hi Deb,
      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!

  6. 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.

    1. 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 We try to be clear when we announce sew alongs what support will be given so you can make an informed choice.

    1. Hi Dottie, we host several free sew alongs each year, but this happens to be one where the book is required.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!