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Sewcialites Block 21 – Zest by Brigitte Heitland

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 #21 this week!

This week’s designer, Brigitte Heitland is the creator of the modern designs of Zen Chic. Brigitte designed Zest! If you’re ready to make this block, follow along with Kimberly for a tutorial in today’s video on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel.


Brigitte sewed up her Zest block using fabric from her collection Chill by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This block looks great in high contrast fabrics and will make a nice scrap buster in case you want to use up some scraps to make the four-patches. You can frame it or make a cool pillow out of it! Visit Brigitte on Instagram @zenchicmoda 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. This month we’re lucky to have two amazing giveaways! The first prize bundle features:

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 FabricsAurifilCreative GridsMartingale, 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 12 for Block 22 of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Is it possible for me to purchase “haed copies” each of the patterns for this awesome project? I would certainly forward pavement once you notify me. I can’t tell you how much I would appreciate this request.
    Best regards

  2. Is it possible for me to purchase “haed copies” each of the patterns for this awesome project? I would certainly forward pavement once you notify me. I can’t tell you how much I would appreciate this request.
    Best regards,

  3. I also would like to know if I would be able to purchase a hard copy of all of the Sewcialites patterns once they are all complete? My husband has really messed up our computer and nothing will print any more. Thank you sew much. Bonnie

    1. I’m sorry but we don’t offer paper copies of the patterns. I hope you find a good option for printing them!

  4. I can tell you that if you download them to your computer as a PDF, you can email them to Staples and for a small fee they can print them for you. I just did this with a pattern that I had to print that was in a larger format than my printer could do. It was less expensive to do that than buy a new printer. You can do in store pickup or like me have them ship it to me.