The Ultimate Beginner Quilt - Block 9 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt – Block 9

Today we’re continuing with the ninth block of The Ultimate Beginner Quilt, Friendship Star Variation. If you’ve been following along, this block will be a cinch!

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt is a free quilt pattern series with video tutorials designed just for beginners. Even if you have zero sewing experience, this is the free quilt class for you! If you’re joining us for the first time, catch up on the previous blocks and then come back to join us for this one!

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In the Block 9 tutorial, Kimberly covers how to sew the Friendship Star Variation, working with strip sets to speed up the process. She will walk you through step by step, helping you cut, stitch, and press your block for a beautiful finish.


FREE Pattern for Block 9


Let’s see what our wonderful FQS staffers made this week. They’ve all come a long way with their piecing skills and it shows! Click on the photos below to enlarge the images.


We have some awesome quilty friends quilting with us!
Check out their blogs and follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Pat Sloan Mister Domestic Brittany Clark
Gina of Thread Graffiti Tracie of Riceford Streams The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch
Priscilla & Chelsea
Karin of Blue Pip Designs Linden of vinelines Rebecca of OneWeeBird
Ange of A Little Patchwork





Keep up with The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along!

If this is your first time participating in a sew along, it’s easy. You can follow along at home with us as we sew the quilt. With each new video and pattern release, you can sew those elements, too. Be sure to follow along with The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along on Facebook, and Instagram, and share your progress on Instagram or Facebook with #ultimatebeginnerquilt and #myfirstquilt, or comment on our blog or video with your quilting questions.

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Stay tuned for next week’s blog and video! On Thursday, October 10, learn how to add sashing and borders to finish up the quilt top.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Will there be fabric requirements posted ahead of time so we can plan for doing the sashings and borders?