Sewcialites Block 2 - Loyal by Lisa Bongean - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sewcialites Block 2 – Loyal by Lisa Bongean

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 on to block #2 this week!

This week’s designer, Lisa Bongean is a longtime quilter and is the designer behind Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. Lisa designed the Loyal block is a perfect beginner-level block using easy half-square triangle units.


Lisa sewed her 9″ and 3″ Loyal block from her collection, Urban Farmhouse Gatherings. Lisa heavily starched her blocks for accurate cutting and piecing on both blocks. Visit Lisa’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 9 for the third block release of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

Stay connected to FQS!

like on facebookinspire on instagramwatch our YouTubemake on Pinterest


  1. The link for block 2 by Lisa Bongean is wrong. The link takes you to block 1. Can’t download the block 2 pattern.

  2. Someone linked me to this today when I shared a picture of a quilt that my grandmother started 15 years ago using my great-grandmother’s clothing after she passed away…because the quilt was made using this exact pattern. How funny! She sent it to me to finish, so I’ve been hand quilting it to finish.

  3. Thank you for doing this challenging, fun learning experience. I’ve never done aQAL before and am having such a great time. You do an incredible amount of preparation for these tutorials and it shows!