Wednesday, February 1, 2017

FQS Bella Skill Builder


I am so excited the day is finally here!

The beginning of Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along starts today! The quilt along will release the free pattern on the first of each month from today until November 1, 2017. It will teach many things to increase your quilting skills. You can purchase a kit 'Bella skill builder quilt kit' | Fat Quarter Shop or use fabric you already have at home. To find out the facts on the quilt along, take a look at this blog post Bella Skill Builder - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Bella Skill Builder - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber has the pattern to make the first blocks, Block 1A & 1B, Kaleidoscope! Take a few minutes and watch the video before you begin Bella Skill Builder Quilt - Block 1a and 1b Kaleidoscope - YouTube


Lessons Learned!

If you are using Moda Bella Solid Ruby Ice I found Aurifil Medium Mint matches very well available here 50wt Aurifil Medium Mint 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2835 | Fat Quarter Shop

While making these blocks I learned corner placement was very important (it has to be centered)! Next, instead of using a 1/4" seam allowance while sewing the corners on I had to go back and sew a 1/2" seam allowance. Because when I flipped the sides over I did not have a 1/4" around the blocks when trimming.


The pattern recommends you use a Creative Grids Spider Web Ruler but it also included a template which I used. I cut out the template using a cheap cutting mat that comes 3 in a pack from Walmart. I traced with a permanent marker the template onto the cutting mat. Cut it out and included the markings. It worked for me but I have considered getting the ruler, next I make these blocks in other quilts.


Block 1A


Block 1B - Which will yield 2 blocks


See you next month for the next block! I hope you join me on this new adventure! Go download that pattern and watch the video!


To follow Fat Quarter Shop’s social media and keep up with all of their fun projects!

Chain piecing works great with these blocks!


Love this new little thread cutter tool that came in January Sew Sampler Subscription Quilting Box | Fat Quarter Shop it works great!


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1 comment:

  1. It`s a beautiful block and love your fabric combo.Thanks for the tip!


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