Monday, June 1, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt Along - Release 9

Well it's June 1st, can you believe it??   Summer is in full swing at our place ;)  And with a new month comes the Ninth Block Release of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop and I am super excited :)   These blocks are both a lot of smaller piecing, and you just know how I love that!!!  

So for Block 14, (which is actually 13A, whoops)  We are going to make 4 stars in a block, and then make 2 blocks total.  For the Star Points, If you want to make these the same way as the instructions you will need to cut 32 C rectangles from your background fabric, and 64 F squares for your 6 Print fabrics.    I choose to make the star points with HST's instead of flying geese to eliminate waste so if you want to do that you will need (32) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Background and Print Squares and trim the HST's to 2".   Whichever method you choose above, you will also need to cut 8 B Squares from Print Fabrics for the star centers, and 32 D squares from Background for the corners.      Then sew them into blocks with the below layout.  Make 2 blocks ;)  

And  for Block 15, (which is actually 13B, whoops again) we are again going to make 4 dragonfly units in a block, and then make 2 blocks total. And I changed the layout of my dragonfly blocks to not alternate the background and print pieces.   So for my version, you will need to cut 4 A strips and 32 E squares from the Background fabric.   And from the Print fabric you will need to cut (16) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares and will cut 2 fans from each of those squares.  And then just piece it like the instructions and make 2 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 wow, so much has been raised!!! 

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 the 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 9 for lots more Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the ninth 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 what do you say, want to come Bloom-Topia Quilting Along??  You are going to have so much fun!!!

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