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 #30 this week!
This week’s designer is Camille Roskelley! Camille is a wonderful quilter and pattern designer for Thimble Blossoms, and also works as a fabric designer for Moda Fabrics with her mom, Bonnie Olaveson. She has also written several quilting books! Her most recent book was The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book that she authored with her mom Bonnie for It’s Sew Emma! 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.
Camille sewed up her Gratitude block from her collection, Sunday Stroll. Her main sewing tip for us is to leave 1/4” past the points for the seam allowance when squaring up your square in square blocks!If you prefer to sew with foundation papers, the 2” and 3” Square in a Square Quilt Block Foundation Papers by It’s Sew Emma can be used for the 6” and 9” blocks, respectively.
Visit Camille’s Instagram for more details about her block, sewing process, and her fabrics!
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 giving away two prize bundles from ByAnnie supplies!
The Ultimate Travel Bag 2.0 bundle contains everything you need to create the ultimate travel companion! It’s designed to incorporate an adjustable carrying strap, quick-grab side handles, slip and zippered pockets and a convenient trolley sleeve to secure the bag to rolling luggage. Add your favorite fabrics, and you’ll be traveling in style!
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 #28-31 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on Monday, May 17. 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, May 21.
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, May 14 for Block 31 of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!