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Sewcialites Block 1 – Harmony by Lissa Alexander

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re excited to get started with Block #1 this week!

This week’s designer, Lissa Alexander is known by many as ModaLissa (@modalissa), and she is the Marketing Director of Moda Fabrics. Lissa loves all things scrappy and designed her block to work in “harmony” with any fabric selection you choose. The Harmony block blends half square triangles with hourglass units for a fun and challenging first block!


Lissa sewed her 9″ Harmony block in scraps of Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics from her collection. Lissa shared a helpful tip for piecing her block. Starching the fabrics for this block can make piecing the smaller cuts easier and ultimately more accurate. Visit Lissa’s blog for more details.

Sewcialites Quilt Along

Kimberly’s block is sewed with the Homestead collection by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics. She made her block in all three sizes for a fun challenge.

We invited some FQS staffers to join

The suggested fabric requirements and all the block patterns released so far will be posted on the Sewcialites Landing Page so be sure to bookmark it for later reference.

Sew Along Perks

Each month, you can enter to win a giveaway by posting your progress on Instagram using #SewcialitesQAL. This month’s prize bundle includes:

To enter to win, share photos of any one of your blocks #1, 2 or 3 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on Thursday, October 15. You can enter up to three times (once for each block)! We’ll pick a winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, October 16. Thank you to our generous sponsors Moda Fabrics, Aurifil, Creative Grids and Martingale!

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 #SewcialitesQAL hashtag so we can see and share your work! We hope to see you back here on the blog on Friday, October 2 for the second block release of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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      1. Clicking on the link brought up a page with 3/4 of the first page and the printing is to small to read. How did you get both pages?

  1. What happens to those of us who do not have instagram to send in our photos to. Are we left out of the drawing?

    1. Hi Mary, we are using Instagram as it allows the most people to participate and it is the easiest for most users. It also allows us to share your work! You can download an Instagram even if it is just to participate in giveaway.

      1. I refuse to use Instagram and Facebook as a matter of principle. Mark Zuckerberg owns both. Zuckerberg is thoroughly corrupt. He routinely violates people’s privacy rights. Plus, of course, Zuckerberg allows people to post political lies and deceptive videos on Facebook. So, like Mary, I am sad I will not have a chance to win anything. However, on the brightside, I appreciate the Sewcialites Sew Along greatly.

  2. I can’t wait to get started! Today’s Livestream with block demonstration was amazing, one of the best! Thank you so much!

  3. I am looking for the background fabric used by Teresa. It says she used 1660-132, but I could only find 1660-130M, is that the same? I want to use the Zen Chic new line for my quilt.

    1. Hi Dotte, Sorry about that! You’ll be able to find the 1660-132 Cream color on our website as soon as the Quotation yardage comes in stock in October.

  4. I am looking for the background fabric used by Teresa. It says she used 1660-132, but I could only find 1660-130M, is that the same? I want to use the Zen Chic new line for my quilt.

  5. Your video is great can’t wait to get started.
    Where and how do I get the free binder you showed in the video?
    Thank you

  6. How do I post a picture of my block on instagram. I do have an instagram account.,