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New Videos {with Fat Quarter Shop}

I’ve gotten a little behind on blogging about my time visiting Fat Quarter Shop! The good news is, all the videos I filmed with them have been released so here’s a recap:


This is a quilt I designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop. It’s a fun fat quarter quilt using my Gooseberry fabric.

Vintage Picnic quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Gooseberry by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Here is a video showing you exactly how the quilt is made. I think you’ll come to agree it’s a piece of cake to make.


Remember this one? It’s one of my bestselling patterns.

Social Butterfly fat quarter quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Gooseberry by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Here is a look at how the Social Butterfly block comes together:


And then there’s Shuffle–I have made this quilt several times over. This version was made for my nephew using Mixologie by Studio M for Moda.

Shuffle pinwheel quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Cool boy quilt made with charm packs or fat quarters. Fabric is Mixologie by Studio M for Moda Fabrics.

Here is a little bit about how that quilt comes together:

And of course, one of my most popular videos on freemotion quilting:

Hope you enjoyed those. I had so much fun making these videos with Fat Quarter Shop. They are a fantastic group of people and I’m so proud to call them friends.


  1. dawnaclark

    January 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Fun to learn about you and love your fabric and patterns! I sew on a 20+ year old Bernina and stitch number 4 is the same on mine, believe it or not! 🙂 Maybe that's a "thing" with Bernina…love it!

  2. HRH-DMK

    May 1, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Vanessa you are an excellent instructor. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog from April Rosenthal's blog, with your "Goody Goody Binding Kit" tutorial. What a winning design, I am definitely going to try it! (I also love your fabrics and patterns. Will have to invest in some of those as well!!)

  3. Nancy

    May 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    It's such a pleasure to check out your blogs, you have such a nice way of explaining things. I love your butterfly quilt, it's so whimsical. Thanks for sharing your story!

  4. Unknown

    February 8, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I am super frustrated because I first bought the book Charm School where I saw the Madame Butterfly quilt. I searched everywhere to find a tutorial on the pattern and I thought I had found it on the Social Butterfly post on YouTube. I bought the Charm Packs to make the quilt and I have been having trouble breaking down the pattern in the book. I don't have that much experience in constructing blocks. I got on the Fat Quarter site and bought the pattern because I thought it had the mini quilt pattern in it. So, I went back and bought the mini pattern. Now I'm about $45.00 into just the patterns and I'm still having trouble because each pattern uses different piecing. I've put all this money into the Charm Packs, and now into the patterns and I'm very frustrated. Do you have any suggestions to help me get moving on this? I really like this quilt and I have the Charm Packs. I'm so far into this money wise I am making it hell or high water.

  5. Vanessa Goertzen

    April 3, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Send me an email and I'd be happy to talk you through it further. There's no tutorial for the patterns in my book since that would divulge copyrighted information. The assembly is very similar between the two, but the one in the book is actually more simplified and adapted for charm packs. Since you already have all that together, let's go for that. Just let me know what your specific questions are 🙂

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