Christmas Morning Fabric Sampler Projects Sewcialites Quilt Along

Sewcialites Quilt Along: Rose in Bloom Quilt Layout

FRIENDS. I’m so excited to finally share my layout plan for the Sewcialites Quilt Along. For those of you unfamiliar with Sewcialites – it’s a free block of the week project by Fat Quarter Shop. It features 36 blocks from various designers with new block releases every Friday since it started last September. It will wrap up in just a few short weeks! (To check out my individual Sewcialites blocks, visit the posts here.)

Lella Boutique's Sewcialites blocks in Christmas Morning fabric. Sewcialites is a free block of the week, get the info here!
Sewcialites Quilt Along: Free Block of the Week. Fabric is Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Sewcialites Quilt Along: Fabric + Color Groupings

I jumped into the Sewcialites Quilt Along late–but finally caught up! I’m making the 6″ finished block size and using Christmas Morning fabric (in shops July). The plan has been to make 40 blocks total and organize them into the following color groupings: 10 red blocks + 12 green blocks + 16 grey blocks + 2 low volume blocks. This color breakdown will make more sense in a minute…

Sewcialites Quilt Layout

Ta da! I’m using the Rose in Bloom layout for my Sewcialites blocks. (Rose in Bloom is an upcoming block of the month book coming out later this year. It was created for my Love Note fabric collection, you can read full details about it here.) What is most pertinent is that the Rose in Bloom quilt layout features (40) 6″ sampler blocks arranged in a flower-inspired layout. It’s easy to swap out those (40) 6″ sampler blocks – an thus, a great layout option for Sewcialites, Moda Blockheads, or any other 6″ sampler block programs out there.

Rose in Bloom quilt in Christmas Morning fabric by Lella Boutique. Vanessa plugged in the Sewcialites sampler blocks into the Rose in Bloom quilt layout.
The Rose in Bloom Block of the Month quilt mocked up in Christmas Morning fabrics by Lella Boutique. NOTE: this mockup does NOT have the Sewcialites block designs plugged in but shows which finishing fabrics will be used + the general color placement of my 6″ finished sampler blocks.

The Rose in Bloom book is anticipated to release November 2021… a bit of a wait, but I think you’ll agree well worth it. I’ve put together a list of finishing materials for anyone who might like to make this in Christmas Morning:


  • (40) sampler blocks (in a 6″ finished size)
  • The Rose in Bloom book
  • 3-1/2 yards white background fabric (SKU 5147-11)
  • 3 fat eighths of red fabric 9″ x 20″ each (SKUs: 5143-16, 5145-16, and 5146-16)
  • 4 fat quarters of red fabric 18″ x 20″ each (SKUs: 5140-16, 5142-16, 5144-11, and 5147-16)
  • 4 fat eighths of green fabric 9″ x 20″ each (SKUs: 5142-14, 5144-15, 5146-14, and 5147-15)
  • 1 fat eighth of a low volume print 9″ x 20″ (SKU 5145-11)
  • 3/4 yard grey floral print (SKU 5140-13)
  • 1-2/3 yards light grey dot print (SKU 5147-12)
  • 1/2 yard dark grey dot print (SKU 5147-13)
  • 7/8 yard binding (SKU 5142-16)
  • 7-7/8 yard backing (TBA – I haven’t decided which SKU)
  • 92″ x 92″ batting
Sewcialites Quilt Along Layout using Christmas Morning fabrics + Lella Boutique's Rose in Bloom quilt layout. Materials List here!
Materials for the Rose in Bloom layout using Lella Boutique’s Sewcialites blocks. Fabric is Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

The Sewcialites Free Block of the Week Patterns:

Here’s a complete archive of the 6″ sampler block patterns I used to make this project:

What do you think about this layout? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Julie B

    May 19, 2021 at 4:40 am

    I love the Rose in Bloom lay out. It looks especially striking with the Christmas morning fabrics! I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt with the Sewcialites blocks; I am sure it will be beautiful.

    1. Michele Zahn

      May 19, 2021 at 7:32 am

      I too adore the Rose In Bloom layout and will be using this one! Thank you Vanessa, ever so grateful!

      1. Laurie Copeland

        June 19, 2021 at 11:57 am

        Love love love it, will be using too. Thank you!

  2. Little Quiltsong

    May 19, 2021 at 4:59 am

    What a wonderful idea! This layout will look beautiful in your Christmas Morning fabrics, Vanessa!

  3. Kim Poper

    May 19, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Love it! I was able to get my hands on Christmas Morning Fat Quarters, so beautiful! I can’t wait to use them.

    1. lellaboutique

      May 19, 2021 at 10:01 am

      Ooh lucky! It’s been delayed so it probably won’t be in shops until June or even early July.

  4. Karen Seitz

    May 19, 2021 at 7:58 am

    It looks really great! Looking forward to seeing the final quilt.

  5. Darlene TaylorDarlene

    May 19, 2021 at 8:27 am

    It is absolutely lovely! You must have really been on a sewing frenzy to catch up so fast. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

    1. lellaboutique

      May 19, 2021 at 10:00 am

      There have definitely been a few Sunday catch up days! They have been pretty to work on during those quiet days.

  6. Cindy K.

    May 19, 2021 at 8:40 am

    I get so many ideas looking at this blog. Love seeing your work.

  7. quilter52

    May 19, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    The Rose in Bloom layout is beautiful. It showcases your blocks wonderfully and is very creative!

  8. Yvonne Craig

    May 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Love the layout and the fabric line❣️❣️❣️🎁

  9. Jennifer

    May 20, 2021 at 7:05 am

    This is amazing. Going to add it to the top of the list!

  10. tracey9860

    May 20, 2021 at 10:18 am

    I have a fat eighth bundle of Christmas Morning would that be enough fabric to do the six inch blocks or do I need to wait for additional yardage to come out?

    1. lellaboutique

      May 20, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      I would probably recommend a fat quarter bundle, but a fat eighth bundle is a great start. I used yardage and scraps for mine, making it up as I went. (I didn’t even know what layout I was going to use when I made my blocks.) I’m sure there are certain prints I used more than others (i.e. the “Magic Dot” prints and “Comfort” near-solid prints since some of them were used as backgrounds AND in multiple blocks. Hope that helps 🙂

  11. Janet Bain

    May 21, 2021 at 2:08 am

    A beautiful layout with exception fabric choice. I too, have delayed starting these blocks because I like to have a layout and color plan before starting. You have made a very difficult decision effortless for me with this layout and fabric choice. Thank you.

    1. lellaboutique

      May 23, 2021 at 11:44 am

      I’m so glad to hear you found this helpful. It’s definitely not ideal for me to jump in and make blocks before I have a layout in mind but it just worked out great this time! Thanks for your sweet comment.

  12. Debi Thompson

    June 18, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    LOVE the layout!! This will give me time to complete the blocks before your Rose in Bloom pattern is released. Best layout idea I have seen for this quilt! Thank you so much!!

  13. mary4g

    June 20, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    I really love this layout and the fabrics. I wanted a Christmas type quilt and now I have so many ideas floating around, Thank you for the inspiration.

  14. Jennifer Morrissey

    November 2, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you so much for the beautiful patterns and upbeat outlook! I have your book and for my first quilt, I chose the Cat’s Cradle. Very challenging! Here’s the thing: I can sure square up nine-patch seams now! Learning how to do presentable flying geese and HSTs. I can’t wait to do the Chandelier quilt! I bought 3 charm packs of Riley Blake’s Saturday in Paris, and I’ll probably use a pastel cream background and one of the flower fabrics for the backing. Thanks again!

  15. BJK

    June 5, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Where can I see the finished quilt? Thank you!

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