Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt Along - Release 5

Well it's April 1st, and no Foolin Around here today ;)  It's is the Fifth Block Release of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop and I am super excited :)   These blocks are both super fun and I love all of those happy points!!!

So for Block 8,   you will make your block the exact same way of the the directions, only I choose to make Background A a Print A instead.   And make 2 blocks instead of 1.  Yup, this one is the least altered block so far ;)  

Which is nice, because for Block 9, there are a lot of changes.   First off, we are only going to make 1 block.  
For that block in Background Fabric you will need . . .  For B cut (8) rectangles, For C cut 8 squares, For G cut 4 rectangles, and for H cut 4 squares.   You do not need to cut A, D, E, or F.   But you will need to add sashing of (2) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles to go between the flower blocks vertically.   (1) 2 1/2" x 18 1/2" rectangles to go between the flower blocks horizontally.   And (2) 1 1/2" x 18 1/2" rectangles and (2) 1 1/2" x  20 1/2" rectangles to border the block.   
For the Print Fabrics you will need . . . From your first bloom print fabric cut all three of the following :  For I cut (2) rectangles, for J cut (2) squares, and for K cut (2) squares.    From your second bloom print fabric cut all three of the following: For L cut (2) rectangles, for M cut (2) squares, and for N cut (2) squares.  And finally, from each of your 2 leaf print fabrics, cut (2) O rectangles and (2) C squares (which I changed from background to print)  
Then just piece one block according to the directions and change the final layout so it matches as shown below with sashing between the 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 5 for lots more Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the fourth 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!!!

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

Layout Fabric Requirements Alteration
Release 1 - Block 1 and 2 Alterations
Release 2 - Block 3 Alterations
Release 3 - Block 4 and 5 Alterations
Release 4 - Block 6 and 7 Alterations

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

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