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Sewcialites 2 Block 24 – Energize by Lisa Bongean

It’s time for our last block release for the Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along! In October, we started sewing this free sampler quilt, and now, if you’ve been sewing along, you have quite the assortment of blocks completed. In the next two weeks, we’ll be putting them all together to make a beautiful quilt! This week we’re excited to share Block #24, designed by Lisa Bongean!


This week’s block designer is Lisa Bongean (@lisabongean) of Primitive Gatherings! The Energize block is an intermediate level and uses corner triangles to create beautiful star points. Lisa sewed a 6″ block and shared, “I used Garden Gatherings for the entire quilt. The background is Garden Gathering Shirtings Collection.”

She also shared, “The blocks that drive me crazy are blocks that contain stitch and flip corners. I generally do not like making blocks that waste fabric, but sometimes I make the sacrifice because the block result is cool. My block, “Energize,” has three sections to make and goes easily together in nine patch style.”

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

For reference, here are the sizes that she is sewing, and her finishing pattern.

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! That’s the last of our Sewcialites blocks! We’ll see you back here on the blog on Friday, April 21, for the finishing pattern of our Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!


  1. I love your Sewcialites 2 blocks! The fabric choices are so pretty! Looking forward to your final quilt layout! Thank you for all you do for the Quilter’s around the world, Kimberly and FQS Staff! Your the best! Have a WONDERFUL day!

  2. How can I get the block patterns for Sewcaleties? I just found this and am interested but only see block 24.