Another week, another block! It’s time for the second Sewcialites 2 block release. 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.
This week’s designer, Susan Ache (@yardgrl60), is a quilt book author and cross stitch designer. She designed the Tussy Mussy block, a patchwork flower design. She shared this about her block design, “Most people call it the nose gay, I prefer “tussy mussy”. This block always just looks like an ice cream cone of flowers or a fun party favor and who doesn’t like either one of those?”
Susan is sewing her quilt with scraps and fabrics from her stash. Visit Susan’s Instagram for more details.
We’ve sewn the Tussy Mussy 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 Tussy Mussy Block live in the Friday Livestream on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel. You can also see the Tussy Mussy block in more collections from some of our Quilty Staffers below.
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, November 4 for the second block release of our Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along!