Empathetic Quilt Block | Friendship Quilt

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It’s the last week of July and let’s just say…. the heat is on!! It’s been one busy summer and I’ve had very little time for sewing. That’s why I just love this design. This weeks empathetic quilt block was worth every second at the machine!

Keep your sewing fun and playful with this weeks Empathetic quilt block from the Friendship Quilt pattern. The applique design is the perfect canvas to practice your quilting skills.

Summer is always such a busy time of the year and it’s hard to stay committed to a project but this Friendship quilt has been the perfect design! Each week, I have been dedicating a few minutes to sit and sew at the machine. Just having a simple block to complete each week has made this a guilt free project.

Friendship Quilt Along Details:

 

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Throughout the summer, I have be joining friends from around the industry to make the Friendship Quit designed by Amanda Herring.  Together, we hope to inspire you to stitch along and make a few new friends along the way. Each Friday, a new block will be released and in the end, they will create this whimsical pattern pictured above.

  • Finished Quilt Size: 42″ x 42″
  • Number of Blocks: 14 blocks
  • HASHTAG: #FriendshipQAL, #BestBuds, and #BestFabricFriends

Hello Lovely- talk about happy mail! This bundle pack is the perfect quilt kit. I can not wait to start the Friendship Quilt Along. Come sew with us. Pattern by Amanda Herring.

Supplies:

*Or you could skip all that and just order the complete quilt kit here

Empathetic Quilt Block:

 

You will need to make 4 empathetic quilt blocks in different color ways to complete the Friendship quilt top. I suggest you consider this your invitation to get friendly and play with color.

Don't be afraid to pull a mixture of fabrics to make your honest quilt block in the Friendship Quilt Along. Remember that each block is designed to help you build your quilting skills.

Last week while making the Humorous block, I determined that the block size did not provide enough room for me to stitch as freely as I would like. To improve this, I basted my blocks to a large piece of tear away stabilizer. This additional support provided me with more surface room to work.

Sewing Tip - Tear Away Stabilizer

So, after cutting my block fabrics, I attached them to a large piece of tear away stabilizer. Not only does this allow me more room to play but the stabilizer provides an additional layer to the project than the thin layer of quilters cotton.

Sewing Tip - Tear Away Stabilizer

Once tacked down, I can move the fabric around as I want and not worry about the size. It really made things so much easier. Plus, when I’m finished I can either leave the stabilizer to dissolve during washing or tear it away.

Let’s take a look at how my finished Empathetic block turned out.

Keep your sewing fun and playful with this weeks Empathetic quilt block from the Friendship Quilt pattern. The applique design is the perfect canvas to practice your quilting skills.

Keep your sewing fun and playful with this weeks Empathetic quilt block from the Friendship Quilt pattern. The applique design is the perfect canvas to practice your quilting skills.

Don’t forget to see what how my friends stitched up their dependable quilt block. You can see the full line up here.

 

 

 

 

 

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