For the past few weeks I have been participating in the Best Friends Quiltalong with the Fat Quarter Shop. It is a series of 6″ foundation paper pieced blocks that come together into a lovely quilt. I am sewing with my friend Haley of Happiness in the Making. We decided to make fraternal twin quilts out of blossom fabric and the coordinating confetti cottons solid. She is making hers in gray while I am making mine in navy.
We started with Log Cabin blocks for week 1.
Week 2 was Economy Blocks. If you haven’t made economy blocks by foundation paper piecing, you are missing out on a real treat. They come out perfectly!!
Week 3 was the Pineapple Block. I had never made this type of block before and I really enjoyed the process and the end result.
For this last week of the quiltalong, we are all making the courthouse steps blocks. While these are similar to the log cabin, they make a different end result.
For this week’s blocks and process, please visit the Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog. You can find all of the details for the quiltalong there as well as kits to make your own quilt.