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Sewcialites 2 Block 15 – Brighten Block by Minki Kim

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 #15, designed by Minki Kim!


This week’s designer is Minki Kim (@zeriano), who sewed the 6″ version of her block, Brighten. Minki made her block with her Forgotten Memories collection for Riley Blake Designs. This beginner block will highlight any fabric beautifully! When we asked about her block design she said, “I am crazy about it because it’s so simple and quick!”

If you’re looking for a fun little project to sew, check out Minki’s video tutorials.

We’ve sewn the Brighten 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 Brighten block live in the Friday Livestream on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel.

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 17, for the next block release of our Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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