Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Setting Idea

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Presenting Framing the Blocks

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I measured my block at the top and cut a 2.5″ strip by the width of the block. Sew. Press. Measure the bottom and repeat. Do the same for each side.

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I still have to trim the sides before attaching to the block.

Framing is great when your blocks are not all the same size or not square to begin with. I’ll be trimming my blocks to 16.5″ when I’ve finished adding all the frames around each one. My blocks were quite true to the size they should be. Otherwise, I’d trim them to 16″ or 15.5″ if necessary so that each one is the same size. Then I’ll sew all the blocks together and add a border.

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Normally, I would frame blocks with a different color. Since my quilt is full of dots, I thought I’d keep it simple and frame each block using the background color.

Join this QAL

You can join in anytime. All the blocks have been released. You can find the link to each pattern in my posts showing my block. You are free to make these blocks any way you want. However, if you are wanting to enter the contest, be sure to read the rules found in the Enter to Win section below to make sure your entry counts. 

The patterns will remain free on the respective designer’s blog until the end of the QAL. The final link up for the finished top containing all 12 of these blocks (it doesn’t have to be quilted) for the mega giveaway is November 12th at 11:59 EST.

Enter to Win

A winner will be selected at random from all the finished quilt tops pictured.

Entering to win the prize below is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Everyone (You must be 18 to be able to enter to win prizes) gets to participate because International entries are welcome! You do NOT need to have a blog to enter. Hosts and designers are not eligible to win.
  2. Make a quilt top using all 12 of the blocks provided to you free of charge for this event. It does not need to be quilted. Take a picture of it. Slight variations of the patterns are ok such as embellishments but keep your blocks true to the designed patterns if  you are entering the giveaway. The blocks should definitely be recognizable as made from these free patterns. Deviating too much (or substituting a different block entirely) will cause your entry not to be counted. If you have questions if it’s allowed for entry into the giveaway, please ask me before you cut.
  3. Post a picture of your block before 11:59 PM EST, November 12th either on the Facebook page, or on Instagram #fallintoaqal, or on any of the host’s  blogs by clicking on the Linky tool found at the bottom of the posts. You only need to link on one blog as it will show up on all the blogs. (Hopefully, mine at the end of this post will work, too). You are welcome to post a picture on each of the sources but it will only count as one entry.

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The Mega Grand-Prize

An Island Batik 24 piece Fat Eighth Bundle of the “Pumpkin Patch” fabric collection.

Fabric prize

One Warm Company Queen Size Batting.

Exclusive Shabby Fabric quilt pattern “Blessings of Spring” designed by Jennifer Bosworth. The pattern set includes patterns for all 9 blocks to finish to 56″ x 62″.

An Omnigrid Zipper Pouch containing an Omnigrid 4” square ruler and a pair of 4-Inch Needlecraft Scissors.*Onmigrid is a Dritz company*.

A six month subscription to the e-magazine Make Modern.

See These Hosts for Setting Ideas

Using the Fall Into a QAL Quilt Blocks

What’s Next??

We’ve all had a lot of fun and learned a lot with this QAL so we’ve decided we’d let the good times continue! Stay tuned for more info. (You’ll want to make sure you are following my blog (or any of the other hosts) and/or our Facebook page so you can find out what comes next. We’d love to have you QAL with us again.

Don’t Miss Out on My Previous Fall into a QAL Posts 

Tu-Na Quilts: Big Announcement!!! (QAL introductory post with a schedule of when the blocks are released and a sneak peek at the fabrics that I’ll be using.) Yes, I’m seeing spots!

Tu-Na Quilts: Block One—Hedgehog

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Two —Harvest Basket

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Three — Bonfire

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Four — Sunflower with Tu-Na’s Tried and True Easy Steps to Making Accurately Pieced Blocks

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Five — Acorn with Lesson 1: Let’s Take the Wheel for a Spin of Tu-Na’s Tried and True Easy Guide to Fabric and Color Selection for Quilt Blocks

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Six — Pie with Lesson 2: Variety is the Spice of Life of Tu-Na’s Tried and True Easy Guide to Fabric and Color Selection for Quilt Blocks

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Seven — Pumpkins Aplenty

Tu-Na Quilts Block Eight — Autumn Leaf

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Nine — Postage Stamp Turkey This was the block I designed.

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Ten — Patchwork Pickles

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Eleven — Autumn Harvest Barn

Tu-Na Quilts: Block Twelve — Owl

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What I Learned Today:

  1. Each year seems to be going faster.
  2. I have lots of things to finish before we fly south.
  3. I’ve got some sewing to do this week to finish this quilt top.
  4. Vacations are supposed to be energizing but I think mine was tiring.

Question: What would you like to sew in a QAL? I was thinking school supplies, or summer fun, or sewing room.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

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9 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Setting Idea

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  2. karenfae

    love your pumpkins – now that I have good wifi for a couple days I am catching up on blogs when we are at the camper – you have gotten done with a bit


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