Sewcialites 2 Block 9 - New Plus Old Block by Brigitte Heitland - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sewcialites 2 Block 9 – New Plus Old Block by Brigitte Heitland

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 we’re excited to share Block #9, designed by Brigitte Heitland!


This week’s designer is Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic (@zenchicmoda). She designed the patchwork New Plus Old block. Brigitte sewed all three sizes in different fabrics from her collections for Moda Fabrics (see below). She shared this about her inspiration, “I am crazy about patchwork Plus Blocks – although they are a kind of all-time classic, they always make for a strikingly modern quilt. And … they are so easy to sew!”

We’ve sewn the New Plus Old 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 in a prerecorded sewing tutorial of the New Plus Old block below or on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel.

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’ll see you back here on the blog on Friday, January 6, for the next block release of our Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

Stay connected to Fat Quarter Shop!


  1. I’ve ordered Scrappy Spools and Jolly Bar Vol 4 and I’m also working on Brickhouse and Snail Trail. Plus I’m still working on Designer Mystery 2022 and have ordered Bountiful Quilt Kit. So….I’ve got plenty planned and will need to get going! I love all the ideas you give and I want to do them all!!