Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along · The Smitten Chicken

Serendipity QAL with Fat Quarter Shop- Release 1

Today is the day! We get to start the Serendipity Quilt Along! The anticipation has been killing me! This is such a sweet quilt and I am sew excited to be sewing along with Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern and video tutorial can be found here.

2021 Charity Quilt, Serendipity Quilt Along

If you missed my intro post you can check it out here. You can see my Bonnie and Camille quilt layout and check out all of my favorite tools!

Serendipity QAL

Now on to Block 1. I love this block! It has an hour glass block as the center and HST (half square triangles) which have become my favorite things to construct. But what about all of that trimming? I am one of the newest Go! Getters with Accuquilt and have started cutting out my hour glass blocks and HST with my Ready. Set. Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System. The Go! Qube 8″ has all of the sizes you need to construct this block.

Go! Qube

Here you can see I have cut out my squares, hour glass and HST for this block! Did you notice that the ends of the hour glass and HST are cut off? That means NO TRIMMING! After I sew them together, it is press and done! This saves me so much time! I am of course using my favorite Aurifil thread to stitch these up!

Fork Pins

Another time saver I have found is FORK PINS!!! If you have stopped by my blog before, you have probably heard me talk about Fork Pins. They are a game changer. The fork pin holds both sides of the seam in place while stitching. That means my seams and points match up perfectly! Now I spend less time unpicking! If you haven’t tried them yet, you should!

Serendipity QAL- Release 1

With these time saving tips, I was able to sew these blocks up quickly! The Serendipity Quilt has an accent fabric. I decided to use the navy ‘rainbow’ print as my accent. So you will see a lot more of this fun Shine On print. I love how this is turning out!

Serendipity QAL- Release 1

My favorite block? I would have to say is that red mum! Which should come as no surprise since the mums are my favorite Bonnie and Camille print EVER! I was so happy when they reprinted it in Shine On!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies

Thanks for stopping by today. If you would like to see more of what I am up to, you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and subscribe to my new YouTube Channel.

Chirp Out!

Jen

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