Friday, February 14, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt Along - Release 2

Happy Valentines Day!!!!    And a special surprise for today, another release a day early ;)  Today is the Second Block Release of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop :)   I am so excited to share Block 3 for this quilt!!!  And I super changed it up and just love it!!!!

We are only making one of Block 3 as it is in the center of the quilt.   And alterations for today are a little long so I broke it down to cutting and then alterations. So for Block 3 , here is what you need to cut :)     
For the Background - Do not cut A, B or E,      Cut 16 C rectangles      Cut 12 D squares   
         Also cut an additional (10) 2 7/8"  Cut on the Diagonal Once for the Corner and Center     
        and (8) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and (8) 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles to border the Corner Units
For the Flower Units - Cut 4 F rectangles (1 of each of 4 prints)  
                                     Cut 32 G squares (8 of each of 4 prints)
For the Stem Units - Cut 4 H rectangles (2 of each of 2 prints)    Cut 8 I squares (4 of each of 2 prints)
For the Added Corner and Center Units - Cut (5) 3 3/8" squares (1 of each of 5 prints) 

And for Block 3 alterations it really isn't as hard as you would think, once the cutting is done ;)   Make 4 of the Flower Units.  Don't make the Stem unit.   Use the additional cutting pieces to make 5 Square in a Square blocks.   Border 4 of the Square in the Square blocks.  Attach the Stem Units to the last Square in a Square block.   Layout the block in a 9 patch layout, and sew together ;)    I tried to draw lines on the block below, to show how the units are made into a 9 patch, hopefully that helps!!

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 just as a reminder, if you are new to finding the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along, this is the layout I will be making and are the alterations referred to above ;)     I am using a Breeze Fat Quarter Bundle by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics with Gris Grunge as the background!!! And there are still a few Bloom-topia Quilt Kits and Backing Sets available if you want to make your's like the original ;) 

And like always, Fat Quarter Shop has made an awesome  You Tube video tutorial 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 2 for lots more Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the second 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.  (no more early days ;)  S 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 altearions

Layout Fabric Requirements Alteration
Release 1 - Block 1 and 2 Alterations

Thanks for popping in today ;)  I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!
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  1. I would like to use your quilt design for the bloomtopia. Do you have a beginning post on this? I would like to know your size and backing requirements. Thank you.

  2. Beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day

  3. Also cut an additional (10) 2 47/8" I was a bit confused by this part of your instruction, but I love the variation.


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