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 #26 this week!
This week’s designer, Joanna Figueroa is the creative force behind Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics. Joanna designed Courage! This block is a variation of the classic Cat’s Cradle Block, so if you’ve never made one here’s your chance to try it out! 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.
Joanna sewed up her Courage blocks from her collection Figs & Shirtings by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics. Joanna has a couple sewing tips for us! She wanted to remind us to trim the components down to size since we are cutting them a tiny bit too big on purpose, to press toward the color on individual units, and to press open on the multi-piece units in order to have our blocks lay flat.
Visit Joanna’s blog for more details about her block, sewing process, and her fabrics, and sign up to be notified of her upcoming book, A Scrapbook of Quilts. This collaboration between Carrie Nelson and Joanna Figueroa serves up a beautiful mix of 30 plus projects, along with tips and tricks, artistic guidance on scrap quilting, and a bevy of inspiration, sprinkled with a bit of friendly banter!
Sewcialites Quilt Along
We invited some FQS staffers to join
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 features:
To enter to win, share photos of any one of your blocks #24-26 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on Monday, April 12. You can enter up to 4 times (once for each block)! We’ll pick a winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, April 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, April 16 for Block 27 of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!