Hello October and Big Block 10 of the FQS Patchwork Quilt Along! This month’s Country Roads blocks were a breeze to make and with the weather getting cooler, it makes it easy to stay inside and sew, sip on some yummy chai lattes and burn my favorite pumpkin spice candles. I’m a total nut for autumn and everything pumpkin and spice!
These blocks were so quick to make! With no points to match anywhere (praise the Lord, halleluiah, amen!), they were a nice break from some of my other projects. I still remember reading a lot of comments online when we were doing Block 4, and matching points on the small blocks was frustrating several quilters at that time!
My big block print fabric this month is Handmade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. I’m still using from the fat-eighth packet that was included in my Sew Sampler box from the Fat Quarter Shop from last October. I also used this line for Big Block 5 and Big Block 7.
Loving FQS Quilt Alongs
This month I want to give a big shout out to the Fat Quarter Shop team for making these quilt alongs available. They offer so much to the quilting community, which I’m sure most of you already know, but in case you don’t, check out some of the links below.
- QUILT ALONGS
- FREE PATTERNS
- WONDERFUL VIDEOS
- COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SUPPORT
- AWESOME INVENTORY OF PRODUCTS
- GREAT SALES – EVERY DAY!
Speaking of great sales, Jolly Bars are 15% off, but only until tomorrow at Fat Quarter Shop. Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 is the current Book of the Month sale at 20% off, so it’s a great time to pick up both. Check ’em out!
Big Block 10
Here is this month’s Big Block 10 instructions for Country Roads! Click the PDF link under the picture to open and download your Big Block file to print.
Each month during 2017, Fat Quarter Shop will post a new free pattern and video tutorial for the Patchwork Quilt and encourage participants to donate to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas in lieu of payments. Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of the donations raised. (#awesome) Learn more about it and how you can help here!
Check out the blogs every month of our quilty friends. Watch their process, and see what fun fabric collections they have selected!
*Psst! The designers of the quilt’s fabrics – Bonnie & Camille – are sewing along, too! Fun!
Please share your progress and creations along with all of us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.