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 #20 this week!
This week’s designer, Lisa Bongean is a longtime quilter and is the designer behind Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. Lisa designed Honor, a Log Cabin block in three sizes. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, Kimberly can help you sew this block in today’s video tutorial on YouTube.
Lisa sewed up her 9″ Honor block from her collection, Urban Farmhouse Gatherings, and Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II, which is being released in April 2021!! She sewed up her 3″ block with Bella Solids. Lisa heavily starched her blocks for accurate cutting and piecing on both blocks, and made sure to press her seams open. Visit Lisa’s blog for more details.
Download a copy of the Sewcialites Information Packet for the full block release schedule!
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. This month we have two fabulous prize bundles!
Congratulations to Pamela Boatright, winner of prize bundle for sharing blocks 16-19!
Now, on to the prizes! The first prize bundle features:
- American Gatherings Layer Cake by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics
- Como Blue Aurifil Thread Box by Aurifil
- Checks Mix Quilts Book by Corey Yoder for Martingale
- Three Creative Grids Rulers in sizes 3.5″ , 6.5″ and 9.5″
The second prize is a collection of ByAnnie supplies. This Catch All Caddy Bundle contains everything you need to make the Catch All Caddy 2.0! This sturdy, portable container features numerous exterior pockets, padded handles and expanding interior dividers, making this caddy perfect for any sewist to store essential notions! Pick out your favorite fabrics, and ByAnnie provides the rest!
To enter to win, share photos of any one of your blocks #20-23 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on Monday, March 22. You can enter up to five times (once for each block)! We’ll pick a winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, March 26. Thank you to our generous sponsors Moda Fabrics, Aurifil, Creative Grids, Martingale, and ByAnnie!
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, March 5 for Block #21 of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!
When I printed #20 Honor Block my printer did not print the second page. Has anyone else had this problem?
Hi Mary, are you still having an issue with the pattern?