Hello quilting friends! Summer is sadly winding down here in northern Minnesota. My children have returned to college, and I have the first little glimmer of longing to decorate for autumn.
Thankfully, I am still in full swing with the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I am sewing my blocks with the beautiful and sunny Fleurs fabric (Brenda Riddle for Moda), and these sweet prints remind me to enjoy every last bit of our warm season!
The August block is called the Rolling Nine Patch, a fun twist on the traditional nine-patch block. I just love it in this sunny yellow, which so perfectly matches my Bee Happy tin from Lori Holt & Fat Quarter Shop!
The August block is pretty straight forward construction. Still, some folks have mentioned that they find these 5 1/2\” blocks to be kind of tricky. I\’ve shared some of my Patchwork Quilt Along piecing tips in an earlier blog post if that is helpful to you.
In case you are a new reader, this annual event hosted by Fat Quarter Shop is a charity quilt along. The patterns are free and are posted on the 15th of each month on the Jolly Jabber. Quilters are asked to donate $5 for each block pattern that they download. All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation! What a great opportunity for us all!
It\’s not too late for you to join in the fun. Here’s a link which provides all the details:
And here’s a link to the kit if you want to make one in Basics by Bonnie & Camille!
Several other bloggers are quilting along! Please visit their blogs too!
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann\’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table
Thanks for stopping by! Remember to share your progress on the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along Facebook group! And be sure to post your own blocks using the hashtag #patchworkquiltalong on Instagram!