Hello! Today Fat Quarter Shop released the first free pattern for the Bella Skill Builder quilt along. The quilt was designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop by the very talented Sherri McConnell and it's made with all Bella Solids. The quilt along starts today and will go to November with a new pattern released each month.
I'm looking forward to making this quilt. I have only made one quilt from solids and that was when I first started quilting.
I chose a similar color palette as Sherri's quilt with a few changes. I used some Bonnie and Camille bundles from Fat Quarter Shop to make my fabric choices. I have a few extra than called for to play around with.
Here are my first blocks finished for the quilt along! I used Aqua and Ruby Ice Bella Solids for them. There isn't as much contrast as the original blocks but I do really like them!
The centers and lining up seams can be a bit tricky on these. Mine are FAR from perfect but it was nice to piece these traditionally instead of paper piecing which is how I've made the block in the past.
Ducks like quilt blocks too! :)
You can find the free pattern and more info HERE
You can watch the video HERE
You can see the other bloggers quilting along here.
Paula from The Sassy Quilter
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Cindy from Live a Colorful Life
Erin from Sew at Home Mummy
Erin from Why Not Sew
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Lisa from In the Boon Docks
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Natalia from Piece and Quilt
Julie from 627 Handworks
Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations
Amy from Amy's Creative Side
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Patty from Elm Street Quilts
Denise from Pieced Brain Quilts
Kaye from Miss Print
Melissa from Happy Quilting Melissa
Charise from Charise Creates
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
I can't wait to see your blocks!