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Sewcialites 2 Block 1 – Perennial by Beverly McCullough

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 24 talented designers to bring you all-new, unique sampler blocks! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites 2 Landing Page. We’re excited to get started with Block #1 this week!

Beverly McCullough's Perennial Blocks for the first release of Sewcialites 2


This week’s designer, Beverly McCullough, is known by many as Flamingo Toes (@flamingotoes), and she is a fabric designer, quilter, and cross stitcher. Beverly loves all things crafty and DIY. She designed the Perennial block, our first Sewcialites 2 release, inspired by her love for flowers. She said, “I don’t have a green thumb – it makes me crazy that I can’t seem to keep them alive! So I love to sew up flower blocks instead – they’re still pretty but you don’t have to maintain them!”

Beverly sewed her versions in her own collection, Daisy Fields for Riley Blake Designs. Visit Bev’s blog for more details.

We’ve sewn the Perennial block with different collections in all three size options. The 3″ block is sewn with Nutmeg by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics, the 6″ block in Dwell by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics, and the 9″ block using Cinnamon & Cream by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.

You can join Kimberly for a live sewing tutorial of the Perennial Block live in the Friday Livestream on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel.

The suggested fabric requirements and all the block patterns released so far will be posted on the Sewcialites 2 Landing Page, so don’t forget to bookmark it for later reference.

Ready to chat? Meet us in the Sewcialites Lounge

Meet your fellow Sewcialites by joining the Sewcialites Lounge on Facebook (where we will also be posting weekly updates and where you can ask questions).

Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram for updates and share your progress with the #Sewcialites2 hashtag so we can see and share your work! We hope to see you back here on the blog on Friday, October 28 for the second block release of our Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!


  1. I watched the livestream and followed along with Kimberly this morning… so fun! I found the directions a bit confusing in terms of what to do with the 2 (4) pieces F and G. But it all worked out in the end!

  2. This the first time I have done a sew along. Missed the You Tube live for first block, now can’t find the replay. Can anyone help me?

    1. Pam- In case you haven’t found the replay – scroll up this page, in the second sentence above “Ready to Chat?” you will see the words “Fat Quarter Shops YouTube Channel.” Click on it and it will take you to their YouTube page. The replay is at the top of the page on the left side. I think this will be a fun sew along.

    2. Hi Pam! Sunbonnetsueboo is correct about where you can find the video but here’s a link as well!