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Sewcialites Block 35 – Compassion by Anne Sutton

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 #35 this week!

This week’s designer is Anne Sutton, a Moda fabric designer who brings Christmas cheer to us all year long with her beautiful fabrics. Her long-awaited winter collection, Crystal Lane, is now available for reservation! Anne designed the Compassion block! 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.


Anne sewed up her Compassion block with Porcelain by 3 Sisters! She made all three sizes of the Compassion block, but her favorite is the 6″ block (she collects them!). This block is an easy one, and Anne recommends thoroughly starching and pressing your fabric before you cut it because starch helps to prevent any raveling and it gives the fabric more body. Visit Anne at @bunnyhilldesigns 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. Last month’s winner was Susannah Oberg (@susannahoberg)!

Next up we have a special prize bundle for you!

To enter to win, share photos of any one of your blocks #35 or 36 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on Monday, June 21. You can enter up to 2 times (once for each block)! We’ll pick a winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, June 25.

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, June 18 for Block 36 of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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