Sewcialites 2

Sewcialites 2: (Block 1)

Time for a look at block 1 of the Sewcialites Free Block of the Week hosted by Fat Quarter Shop. Block 1 is “Perennial” by Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes. Be sure to visit her blog and give her some love.

Block 1 “Perennial” in Country Rose fabric

This block is so unusual and sweet. I wanted to fashion it to look like a flower so I have the soft pink petals, rosy center, and leafy corners using Country Rose fabric. While this block uses a beginner “easy corner triangle” technique, there are many pieces and steps. I would classify it as “intermediate” skill level.

Sewcialites 2 free block of the week. Block 1 is "Perennial" by Bec McCullough. Fabric is Country Rose by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Sewcialites 2 Block 1 “Perennial” in Country Rose fabric

Alternate in Christmas Eve Fabric

I couldn’t help it. I had to mock it up using my upcoming Christmas Eve collection (arriving to shops May 2023). I thought it looked like a fancy little peppermint in Christmas prints. Ooh I just may need to make this one for real!

Sewcialites 2 free block of the week. Block 1 is "Perennial" by Bec McCullough. Fabric is Christmas Eve by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Sewcialites 2 Block 1 “Perennial” in Christmas Eve fabric

Quilt Along

Will you join in the fun? If you’re new to all of this, find all the details about the Sewcialites 2 free block of the week from my original post here. I will keep a running archive of blocks released there so you can find the free block patterns in one easy place. You can also join the Sewcialites Lounge on Facebook for lots of inspiration and interaction with the Sewcialites quilting community.


  1. Robin Gregg

    October 22, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Thanks so much for the suggestions for the first block. I am using Country Rose for my fabric. I just love it. I love your new Christmas fabric too!

  2. Sandi Silvestri

    October 22, 2022 at 4:48 am

    Thank you for sharing your two color layouts for the first Sewcialites block. I really love your Christmas Eve fabric line, and like the way you used it to layout your block.

  3. Mary Jane Amirault

    October 22, 2022 at 8:09 am

    I enjoyed making this block yesterday. I am making the 3 1/2-inch blocks for this sew along, and I am using fabric from my scrap box. My goal is to use only scraps for the entire quilt. It might not make the best color coordinated blocks but will make a lovely wall hanging!! Thanks for providing this interesting block.

  4. Karan Toland

    October 24, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you so much for posting the Sewcialites 2 sew along. I am taking pictures of the blocks and printing out the patterns. I don’t have time to follow it right now, but I will enjoy it when I can finally get to it. Finishing up stuff for Christmas and just don’t have the time to start a new project. Thanks so much for your posts. Appreciate it and I LOVE your fabric lines!!

  5. Karen

    October 26, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    I really like the dutch pattern due to the selection of colors.
    Can’t wait to start this one.

  6. dianne marangio

    October 28, 2022 at 12:31 am

    I’m using Flower Pot and Harvest Road for Sewcialites 2. My first block turned out in a similar format to yours – one color (instead of two) spinner. Mine was due to a mistake, but I’m sure no one will know I screwed up. I’m looking forward to this sew along and hope I can keep up! Thank you for your inspiration.

  7. beth

    October 28, 2022 at 9:28 am

    Love your sewcialites 2 blocks 1 and 2 out of Country Rose. Wondered if you were going to include fabric cutting instructions
    for the blocks at any time. Have figured the cuttings for these two, but being a less than stellar mathematician, it took me forever!
    Thanks for your gorgeous fabrics and wonderful insperation!

  8. Susan

    November 3, 2022 at 7:48 am

    Beth, click on the Highlighted ‘DOWNLOAD’ button and you will have those cutting directions. Alternately, just zip over to The Fat Quarter Shop as all of the blocks will be posted there ( Blocks 1 and 2 are there now and the complete materials list, as well). Happy stitching!

  9. Rene

    December 9, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I love that you share your talents with us!
    You do an amazing job & I absolutely love your
    Christmas morning line!! Can hardly wait to
    order your Christmas Eve fabrics! I just received
    3 of your new Christmas patterns & love them!

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