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Sewcialites 2 Block 13 – Innovate Block by Doug Leko

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 on the Sewcialites 2 Supplies Page. This week we’re excited to share Block #13, designed by Doug Leko!


This week’s designer is Doug Leko (@dougleko) of Antler Quilt Design and he designed the Innovate block. Doug sewed the 9″ version of the Innovate block in Greenstone by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics and shared some advice, “Don’t be afraid of this block and its points. Follow the pressing arrows on the pattern, all the seams will nest together and your point will come out great! Or you can press the seams open, so there really won’t be any bulk at all. You can change the placement of all three prints and the block will look completely different!”

Doug also created a table runner pattern for the Sewcialites 2 blocks called Ripples, which you can find at Fat Quarter Shop. The version he made features Blocks 11-13 in the same fabric as his block above.

We’ve sewn the Innovate 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 Innovate block in a prerecorded sewing tutorial on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel and below.

For reference, here are the sizes that she is sewing.

Blocks 1-89″
Blocks 9-166″
Blocks 17-243″

To learn more about the Sewcialites Quilt Along and how it works visit the Sewcialites 2 Landing Page.

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’ll see you back here on the blog on Friday, February 3, for the next block release of our Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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