Monday, January 16, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along

Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along 2017

Hey there! Guess what?  It's the first week of the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along!  

Each year the Fat Quarter Shop hosts a charity fundraiser quilt along and this year's will benefit the Make-A Wish foundation (The Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised.)

Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along 2017

On the 15th of each month, a free pattern for the next set of blocks will be available on the Jolly Jabber - the blog for the Fat Quarter Shop.  There are kits available here,  but you can also just sew along using your favorite fabrics from your stash.  

The blocks won't take long to make - each block only measures 5.5" square.  I would recommend making all 6 at once - cut everything that you need, and then you can just sit and chain piece!  


Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

Each month you'll make 6 of that month's block in whatever fabrics you choose.  I decided (after much deliberation!) to do a scrappy quilt in reds, aquas, greens and navy. I love this month's block - called "Souvenir of Friendship."  You can download the free pattern here, and watch the video tutorial for this block here.


Cute tiny blocks using Bonnie and Camille fabrics

 You can find more information here on the introductory post on the Jolly Jabber.


Patchwork Quilt Along 2017 with the Fat Quarter Shop

And here's the list of the bloggers that will be sewing along throughout the year:

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table

And there's also a Patchwork Quilt Along Facebook group here - you can share your blocks, ask questions and get to know some of the other quilters that are sewing along!


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