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 #16, designed by Corey Yoder!
This week’s designer is Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts (@corianderquilts), who sewed the 3″ version of her Christmas Star block. She made her block with selections from her Spring Brook and Buttercup & Slate collections for Moda Fabrics. The beautiful and intricate piecing is what gives the Christmas Star Block its “experienced” difficulty level.
Here’s what she had to say about her block, “I remember piecing my first Christmas Star block. I was new to piecing when I made my first one, and I remember that it turned out so pretty but made me a little bit crazy while I was piecing it! This was probably about 20 years ago, and I’m so thankful for new piecing techniques and tools to make piecing blocks like this so much simpler!”
We’ve sewn the Christmas Star 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 Christmas Star block live in the Friday Livestream on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel.
For reference, here are the sizes that she is sewing.
To learn more about the Sewcialites Quilt Along and how it works, visit the Sewcialites 2 Landing Page.
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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 24, for the next block release of our Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along!