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 sewing up block #16 this week!
This week’s designer is Carrie Nelson! Carrie is a talented quilter, pattern designer, and author. Carrie designed Friendship and enjoyed stitching her blocks using lots of leftover scraps! Carrie also improvised the corner half-triangle squares. She couldn’t help herself! Those are two triangles cut from squares measuring 3.5″, and cut twice on the diagonal. Piece them on the short side, add the background triangle and trim to measure a 2.5″ square. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, Kimberly can help you sew this block today’s video tutorial on YouTube.
DOWNLOAD BLOCK SIXTEEN PATTERN
Carrie sewed two 6″ blocks using scraps from her stash. She used scraps from her Jen Kingwell Lollies stash, and the background is one of Zen Chic’s Modern Backgrounds Paper. Visit Carrie on Instagram (@justcarrieintexas) for more details about her block!
Sewcialites Quilt Along
Kimberly is sewing with the Homestead collection by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics. She made her blocks 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.
Congratulations to Jenni Hunt (@sbsemom) and Christi Collins (@christicollinsphoto) on Instagram for winning the prize for blocks 13-15! They’re the lucky winners of a Stella Two Desk Lamp!
For the next round, blocks 16-19, we have a fabulous prize bundle featuring:
- Solana Layer Cake by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics
- Sicily Yellow Aurifil Thread Box by Aurifil
- Blooms and Blossoms Quilt Book by Meg Hawkey published by Martingale
- Three Creative Grids Rulers in sizes 2.5″, 3.5″ and 4.5″
To enter to win, share photos of any one of your blocks 16-19 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on February 15, 2021. You can enter up to four times (once for each block)! We’ll pick one lucky winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, February 19.
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, January 29 for the seventeenth block release of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!
I love the #16 Friendship Quilt block but would like to be able to make a 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 ” unfinished block. How would I figure out the dimensions to enlarge the block from 9 1/2 x 9 1/2″ unfinished block to the larger size I listed above. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.
You would need your blocks to finish at 4”. So, your unfinished units would be 4 1/2”. Your flying geese would finish at 2”x 4” or unfinished 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”.
I hope this helps.
Deb, thank you for providing the measurements on this one. You are very generous!