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Sewcialites Block 3 – Affection 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 #3 this week!

This week’s designer, Brigitte Heitland is an experienced modern quilter and the designer behind Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. Brigitte designed the Affection block which is challenging but if you take your time, you should end up with a nice block. Don’t worry, you can watch Kimberly’s video tutorial on YouTube for some tips on putting it together. The Affection block calls for multiple half-square triangle units surrounding the center half-square triangle.


Brigitte sewed her 6″ Affection block from her collection Chill by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. Brigitte said she made her half-square triangles slightly larger and used a Bloc_Loc Ruler to trim it to the perfect size. Visit Brigitte’s blog for more details and see the cute quilt she made with Block 3!

Please note that for this pattern, we’re showing you how to make half-square triangles the traditional way. If you prefer to sew with Triangles on a Roll triangle paper, you can use the free Triangles on a Roll Guide for help selecting the right size. Refer to the unit measurement size on the pattern (the size of the HST unit), matching that to the Unfinished Size on the Triangles on a Roll Guide. If you are making half-square triangles that finish at less than 1” you can use the H100 paper and then trim the HSTs down to the needed size

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’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 16 for the fourth block release of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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