Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along · The Smitten Chicken

Serendipity QAL with Fat Quarter Shop- Release 7

Hi and welcome to the last row of the Serendipity quilt with Fat Quarter Shop! I can’t believe we are almost finished with this quilt! I can’t wait to show you the finished quilt in a couple of weeks!

Every year Fat Quarter Shop participates in a charity quilt along. This year they are asking for donations for Make-a-Wish Central and South Texas.

I chose to make the Serendipity quilt with Bonnie and Camille’s Shine On fabric. I am a huge Bonnie and Camille fan! These prints are so fun to sew with. I am also sewing with my favorite Aurifil thread. I use 50 wt. for piecing and quilting. I am using 2021 since I am using white as the background for this quilt.

2021 Charity Quilt, Serendipity Quilt Along

Release 7 is called the Jackpot block! You can find the block for free here. The center is a fun economy block. You can use 3″ Square in a square Quilt Block Foundation paper to assemble the center. Or you can assemble it the traditional way. The pattern explains both!

I assembled my economy block centers using what I call the pressing dream team! I love my mini pink Oliso iron. It gets super hot and is the perfect size to keep by my machine! After I press my blocks, I place my Riley Blake Designs clapper on top of my blocks. It keeps them nice and flat! Especially with a block like the Economy block which tends to have more bulk. If you haven’t tried out the pressing dream team, give it a shot!

And we hit the Jackpot with these blocks! I love the navy rainbow accents! Can you guess which block is my favorite? It’s a tie! I love the mums- so green and yellow!

I have been collecting my blocks in this sewing box from Ikea. It is so cute and fun! These Jackpot blocks are the final touch for this quilt. I can’t wait to show you my finished quilt next month!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

Thanks for following along today! If you would like to see more of what I’m up to you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and subscribe to my new YouTube Channel!

Chirp Out!

Jen

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