Monday, December 16, 2019

Bloom-topia Charity Quilt for 2020 - It's Coming!!!!

Each year, I donate a quilt to be auctioned off to the Festival of Trees in honor of my sweet little nephew David (who is doing so great!!!)  And for the last few years 4 years I have donated my annual Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilt :)  I love that this allows so much good to be tied up into one quilt ;)   So of course, I am so super excited that Fat Quarter Shop  has announced their Charity Quilt for 2020 benefiting Make a Wish, and this year, it is Bloom-topia !!!!

Isn't this just a beautiful quilt!!!!   I can't wait to get started on this wonderful sampler!!!  I love that it will teach a lot of great new techniques and I will have fun trying new things.  But I also love that  most of these blocks are historical blocks with amazing traditional goodness tied up in them ;)  That just adds so much richness to the quilt!!!!

The Bloom-topia Quilt Along block piecing starts on February 1st, but the cool thing is, Fat Quarter Shop has already released the Fabric Requirements!!!    Bloom-topia features Summer Sweet Fabric by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics and I got to use this fabric for one of the quilts in my new book, and let me tell you, it is so great!!!    Summer Sweet Fabric releases in January, but you can reserve an exclusive Bloom-topia Quilt Kit and Backing Set now,  (And isn't that quilt back just so fun!!!!)    Fat Quarter Shop also has lots of cute Bloom-topia extra's, like key chains and needle minders, and thread sets :)    Oh, and Fat Quarter Shop is currently hosting their Countdown to Christmas Daily Sales so you can save on it all up to Christmas !!!  


After a lot of debate, I decided I am going in a different fabric direction, and my plan is to use a Breeze Fat Quarter Bundle by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics and for the background I am going to use my favorite Gris Grunge!!!  I love the wonderful colors and prints of this line and I think they are just going to be so pretty on that great grey!!!   

And you all know, I always have to change things around a bit when it comes to the layout ;)    I love this fun modern layout, but with so many wonderful traditional and historical blocks, I decided to go with a more traditional and historical layout.   So this is my plan and it will be queen size, so its going to finish big ;)    I know, crazy different right.  It means I will be changing up just a few things along the way, but I am super excited because I just love, love, love the look of this and can't wait to see it all come together!!! Now I just have to wait for the 2020!!!

**EDIT - I have had several of you amazing quilters email and ask if I will be sharing this layout :)   And I am absolutely happy to do that.  I will plan on sharing the block adjustments I make each time I post my blocks.   And then, I will share my finishing instructions when we get to that week in the QAL ;)    As far as Fabric Requirements for my version - I will be using a FQB that has 32 Fat Quarters, and I know that will be enough for my blocks, I would assume 25-30 Fat Quarters will be great ;)  The more Fat Quarters the more variety.   This layout will also need 7 yards of background fabric and 1 yard for binding.  Hope that helps!!!  So excited to quilt along with you all!!!

So do you want to join in and quilt along for a great cause??  Download the Fabric Requirements, have fun shopping, and then mark your calendar for January 15th, the Offical Bloom-topia Kick-off!!!    It's going to be so much fun!!! You can pop on over to the Bloom-topia Quilt Along page for all the details and easy access links for the pattern releases :)  

Happy Quilting!!!!

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  1. Love your layout - and I love how you make it your own :)! Can't wait to see your progress in these beautiful fabrics.

  2. I love your fabric choice. This quilt is beautiful

  3. Love your layout! Will you be sharing the changes you make along the way so that others might follow your layout? Does your layout require the same amount of fabric as the original layout?

    1. I will share my changes each time I post blocks ;) As far as Fabric, I am using a Fat Quarter Bundle with 32 FQ's for the blocks, so I assume that should be enough, and I planning about 7 yards of background fabric and a yard for binding ;)

  4. Love this! Have been undecided if I'll do the sew-along as I'm not thrilled with the original layout but now I'm in!! Thank you

  5. Thank you Melissa. I redid my butterflies but will see if I can take them apart. Do the 4 equal 12 in. They must. I’m so happy to find this layout. Will order the backing today.

    1. The alterations for block 1 and 2 can be found here


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