Saturday, April 15, 2017

April Star & Cross blocks: Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop

Happy April everyone! It's time for another update on my 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop.  
Last month I shared my six Box in a Box blocks, which was a super cute and easy block pattern. This month we make our Star & Cross blocks. These blocks take a bit more time, as there are many small pieces.  But it is so dynamic and pretty!  

You may recall I am using the lovely Fleurs collection by Brenda Riddle (Moda) for my quilt. This is a the perfect fabric to sew this time of year in Minnesota, when it seems to take forever for spring to really arrive! 

I like to surround myself with other little pretties when I'm sewing.  Many of my favorite notions in these pictures came in the Sew Sampler boxes from Fat Quarter Shop!

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 (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
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!   



  1. Taunja the blocks are looking good and springy. We are finally starting to see spring here in Michigan.

    1. Thank you Jan! It is raining here today and I can see my grass finally turning green! Gotta love that!

  2. So soft and pretty with the Fleur's Fabric! Love the little cross pattern - perfect timing for the Easter weekend!

  3. What fabric are you using for your white background? Your block are so pretty and springlike!

    1. Thank you! I am using Moda Bella Solid Bleach White 97. :)

  4. Fleurs couldn't be more perfect for that quilt! I love everything about that fabric line!! I am so looking forward to seeing it completed!! *insert heart eyes here*

    1. I just love Fleurs too. And part of the charm of it, I think, is just making a few blocks each month and "re-enjoying" it!! Have a great week Tuki!


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