Today is the kick-off for the 2020 charity quilt along, Bloom-Topia, with Fat Quarter Shop
. I\’m thrilled to be one of the guest bloggers for this program which benefits Make-A-Wish of Central & South Texas. The official block sharing begins on February 1, but the fabric requirements are available today
! I have the full scoop below, so read on . . .
This year\’s quilt is an absolute stunner! The front features a glorious mix of blocks of different sizes, and the back features a fun pieced area which documents the year made.
Pattern instructions are released as FREE PDF downloads twice per month, via the the Jolly Jabber (the Fat Quarter Shop blog)
. We quilters are simply asked to make a donation toward the patterns we download. (A suggested amount is $5 for each pattern downloaded, or a one-time lump sum donation. All donations will go to the Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign, with matching donations from FQS and Moda!)
As a blogger, I will be sewing along with you, and I’ll share my progress every couple weeks on my own blog. There will also be updates on the Jolly Jabber, as well as on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. I hope you’ll consider joining us in the fun!
Now you might be wondering, “Do I have to choose my own fabrics, or is there a kit?”
The answer is yes OR yes! You can sew along with your own stash of fabrics, or you can purchase a beautiful Bloom-Topia kit
from Fat Quarter Shop!
If you’d like to make one that looks just like the gorgeous photos I’ve shared above, then you’ll want to order the exclusive kit
, which includes 11.75 yards of Summer Sweet fabric designed by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics and Bella Solids fabric. This kit includes all fabric to complete the quilt blocks along with background, borders and binding for the 64.5″ x 82.5″ Bloom-Topia quilt. The kit also includes the patterns (you won\’t need to download the PDFs each month), a specialty template notion and a roll of Triangles on a Roll 3″ Half Square Triangle Paper. As a bonus, it comes packaged in an exclusive keepsake box with magnetic closure.
Have a wonderful week!