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Sewcialites Block 8 – Soulful by Joanna Figueroa

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 #8 this week!

This week’s designer, Joanna Figueroa is the creative force behind Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics. The Soulful block she designed is intermediate-level, but we know you can do it if you take it step-by-step! You can sew along with Kimberly in today’s video tutorial on YouTube for some tips on putting it together.


Joanna sewed two 3″ blocks from her collections Christmas Figs I and Christmas Figs II by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics.  Visit Joanna’s blog for more details about her block, sewing process and her fabrics. Be warned… she’ll have you feeling festive with all of her holiday sewing!

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 have two fabulous prize bundles! Congratulations to winner Diana (@dianarip1) on Instagram for winning last month’s prize!

The first prize bundle features:

The second prize is a collection of ByAnnie supplies. This bundle contains everything you need to make Under Cover. It’s a sturdy quilted sewing machine cover in three sizes, with handy pockets for storage and an opening to access the machine’s handle for transport. You can protect your machine in style by adding your favorite fabrics. ByAnnie provides the rest!

To enter to win, share photos of any one of your blocks #4-8 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on Monday, November 16. 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, November 20. This contest is open to international participants. 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, November 20 for the ninth block release of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. These are beautiful blocks
    I love seeing everyone’s creativity.
    Thank you so much FQS, you keep me encouraged and inspired

  2. Hi. Will you be doing giveaway goodies over on FB? Not all of us have Instagram. One social platform is enough for me to manage.
    Cheers and happy sewing. Kylie