Bella Skill Builder – Quilt-Along

Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop
Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop - AmysCreativeSIde.com
Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop - AmysCreativeSIde.com

Hi there! Have you seen the Bella Skill Builder of at Fat Quarter Shop yet? There’s a fun sampler pattern that we are going to be sewing month by month, by my friend Sherri McConnell, and today is the first installment! The quilt has a little bit of everything in it – so it will definitely be a skill builder.

As I was selecting Bella fabrics with my Moda Matchmaker, I started with a similar palette to the sample quilt. The more I looked at it though, I really wanted to do something different. I think it’s a first born thing – I can’t ever seem to just follow along!

These are the colors I ended up with. I had to assign each fabric to a counterpart with in the sample quilt, and then make sure I ordered the right yardage.

Top to bottom:

Saffron, Avocado, Pesto, Spice, Sea, Graphite, Charcoal, and Off White for the background.

Here’s my first three blocks! I had fun making them, and they went together quickly. I’m really happy with how the grey and blue look together, and I can’t wait to get started on the next blocks and get more fabrics involved. If you’ve been wanting to try kalidescope blocks here’s your chance!

Cutting the paper templates accurately can be a little tricky – I used the edge of my ruler to make a clean cut, you can also use paper cement on the ruler and place the template on the edge for a bigger cutting job. For this instance, I took a few extra seconds to make sure things were all lined up before cutting.

I hope you will join the quilt-along! I can’t wait to see which Bella’s you decide to use in your Bella Skill Builder quilt.

Happy Quilting –

Amy

Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop - AmysCreativeSIde.com
Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop - AmysCreativeSIde.com
By | 2017-02-06T09:17:35+00:00 February 1st, 2017|quilt-along|8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Connie February 1, 2017 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Your blocks look great in the colors you picked! I only made one of the small Kaleidoscope blocks….I’m off to make another one!

    • Amy February 1, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Thanks! Have fun piecing the blocks :)

  2. April February 1, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Where did you find the yardage requirements? I can’t locate them anywhere!

    • Amy February 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Here you go April:

       
      SKU
      Yardage
      9900-86
      2.25
      9900-89
      2
      9900-129
      0.75
      9900-140
      2.75
      9900-169
      1
      9900-185
      0.75
      9900-200
      7.5
      9900-270
      1.25
       

  3. Nicole February 1, 2017 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I love these colors! I’m also wondering about yardage for the quilt

    • Amy February 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks Nicole! Here’s the numbers I was given. You can match up the sky’s with what they have online.

       
      SKU
      Yardage
      9900-86
      2.25
      9900-89
      2
      9900-129
      0.75
      9900-140
      2.75
      9900-169
      1
      9900-185
      0.75
      9900-200
      7.5
      9900-270
      1.25
       

  4. Lisa Johnson February 2, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I really love ❤️ your blocks! What color is that blue?

    • Amy February 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lisa! The blue is called “sea”

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