Friday, January 31, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt Along - Release 1

Were starting a day early!!!   How fun is that ;)   Today is the First Block Release of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop :)   I am so excited to share Blocks 1 and 2 for this quilt!!!  And aren't they just so fun!!!! Classic piecing that goes together super quick, love it ;)   

And as I mentioned in my previous Bloom-Topia post,  I am making a different layout and promised to share my alterations.   So for Block 1, I changed up the size of my butterflies and made 2 blocks.  Referring to the pattern I cut  (8) C Print rectangles at 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" and (16) D Print rectangles at 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" and (32) B Background squares at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".  The construction of the units are the same and use 4 units per block.   

And for Block 2, there are no alterations, only make 2 blocks instead of 1.   And if you happen to not have Triangles on a roll, you can simply make regular HST's with (12) Print 4 " x 4" squares and (12) Background 4" x 4" squares which will trim down to 3 1/2".   Then all you need is (8) more Print 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares for the centers of your two blocks.  

So are you joining in the Bloom-Topia fun???  If so, you can download the block pattern  and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  This is Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL that is raising funds for an amazing organization.  What a wonderful way for us all to make a difference !!   And Fat Quarter Shop and Moda will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised.  So let's help them reach that goal ;)  

And if you are just now finding the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along, you still have lots of time to get your fabrics together ;)  You can find the  Fabric Requirements here and if you want to make it in the original  Summer Sweet Fabric by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics there are still a few  Bloom-topia Quilt Kits and Backing Sets available. I am using a Breeze Fat Quarter Bundle by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics with Gris Grunge as the background!!!  It gives a fun winter look to this spring quilt :)  And of course, you can use any fabrics you like and make it your own!!!    

And speaking of making it your own, just in case you want to see how all of my changes are going to end up looking . . . here is my draft for the Bloom-Topia quilt :)   It will finish at 94" x 94" and uses 25-30 Fat Quarters and 7 yards of background fabric and 1 yard for binding.   I am super excited to see all this patchwork goodness come together!!!

And like always, Fat Quarter Shop has made awesome  You Tube video tutorials that walk you through making each month's blocks.  There are some great helpful hints and you can see it put together step by step!!!   

Be sure to share all of your Bloom-Topia progress on social media with #bloomtopiaquiltalong and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Release 1 for lots more Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the first release in the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along!!!!   I will continue to share a new set of blocks on the 15th and 1st of each month.  So fun!!!  So what do you say, wan't to come Bloom-Topia Quilting Along??  You are going to have so much fun!!!

And just to make it easy to find . . .Here is a list of all the places to find my alterations

Layout Fabric Requirements Alteration

Thanks for popping in today ;)  I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!

P.S. . . . Did you get a chance to go and vote in the pillow fight :)  It's a tight race and every vote counts!!!  So fun ;)  

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