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Two Color Quilt Sew Along: First Block

We are sew excited to kick off the Two Color Quilt Sew Along with the first block: the Holly & Ivy Block! The Two Color Quilt Sew Along is a spin-off of the Vintage Christmas Sew Along we did with Lori Holt (of Bee in my Bonnet) on the blocks in her Vintage Christmas Book to make the Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt. However, we were clamoring to do more with the Two Color Quilts she showed in the same book! So this year, we created a sampler quilt with Lori’s block to make the Two Color Quilt, hence the Two Color Quilt Sew Along! You won’t believe how much fun you can pack into a monochromatic fabric set!

Kimberly made her version of the Holly & Ivy block in denim and we even have a Denim Two Color Sew Along Quilt Kit and matching Backing Set to make your own denim quilt. The Two Color Quilt can also be made in other colorways, such as aqua, pink, sea glass, green, red, nutmeg, yellow, or any other color.

All you’ll need to get started is the Vintage Christmas Quilt Book and your choice of fabrics (get fabric requirements here)! We are making our version of the Two Color Quilts using the Confetti Cotton Solids by Riley Blake Designs and Pin Dots and Bake Sale 2 by Lori Holt.

Holly & Ivy Block

Here are the cutting instructions for the Holly & Ivy Block:

Who’s Sewing Along?

This quilt along will take place every Thursday from April 4 to June 13. Each week, we will be featuring a different block from the Two Color Sampler Quilt featured in denim and different colorways. We will be featuring these blocks on the livestreams on our YouTube Channel on April 5, April 26, May 17 and June 7 at 9 AM CST.

Here are all of the Holly & Ivy Blocks made in different colorways by our wonderful FQS staffers. Click on the photo to enlarge the image and get tips and tricks from our sample makers on making the first block:

Keep up with the Two Color Quilt Sew Along!

Be sure to follow along with the Two Color Quilt Sew Along on Facebook and Instagram! Join the Kimberly Stitch Squad Facebook Group to join our group of quilters who are also quilting along. And be sure to hashtag your Two Color Quilt progress with #twocolorquiltsewalong on Instagram so we can see and share your work!

We’ll see you here next week, April 11, to make the Mistletoe Block!

Happy Quilting!


  1. I’m not sure how we are to cut out the blocks. Cut strips? Or individual pieces? It’s not specified on your blog or in the book. Since the book shows one block for each two color quilt it’s confusing. This is my sew along with you. I don’t want to waste fabric from my Denim kit. Please specify. Thanks so much. I’m anxious to get started.

    1. Hi Denise, The kit has a generous amount of fabric in it, so you have a little room to play. I would recommend cutting strips on width of fabric (44″) according to whatever block size is required. So if it’s a 3.5″‘ block, you could do a 3.5″X44″ strip and subcut from there. Hope that helps!

  2. Could you provide a link to the video? I know it is on You Tube, but I can’t seem to find it.

  3. This is a great block for using two colors only. I love the red as it is my favorite color, but golly gee…..I see a small boo boo on the lower right corner. Still most lovely.

    1. Sure you can join! On April 12 we’ll cover block #2 on our livestream. There are 9 blocks, plus cornerstones and finishing. We’ll be at it through early June, so please join us!

  4. My book and material arrived yesterday! This will be my first time actually cutting fabric as I normally use precuts! Any suggestions?

  5. I got my first block sewed up in a gray colorway. I loved every single color and could not decide so, I went neutral. I saw one on Instagram in black and white, it’s stunning too. Good luck everyone.

    1. Thank you! Yes, it’s fun to see it in different colors. We think it would be nice to do in school/university colors, too. Maybe as a gift for a high school grad.

  6. Help😩just started the two color quilt. How do I find tutorials on the first block and beyond. New to this. Thanks much. Janie