If you are sewing along with me, you’ve now completed segment one! I’ll give you a couple of ideas below of what to do with your blocks from this segment. Of course, you may continue to sew all of them and make a quilt or make several other smaller projects with them. Check out the other small project hosts for more ideas.
Remember to download all the patterns you want as they may disappear after September 24th, 2019.
This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.
Turning Your Blocks into Projects
Call me a rebel as I didn’t want to make a big quilt with these QAL blocks. They would be perfect for several smaller projects.
When I first saw this pattern, I knew that my plans for this segment had to change. I originally was using all the blocks in one big project but the quilt shop block needed to be used for it’s own special project.
Many years ago, I dreamed I would own a quilt shop. It was never meant to be. So I did the next best thing; I sewed one and hung it in my sewing room.
You can turn any or all of these Sew Let’s QAL blocks into mini quilts, too. It’s easy and quick.
- Sandwich the finished block using batting and backing. I used 505 spray adhesive to hold it in place.
- Quilt as desired. I did straight line quilting and free motion.
- Square the mini quilt and add hanging corners.
- Sew on the binding and hang.
Sewing Machine Cover
I didn’t get time to complete this project for this post. But I’ll be working on it this week and will share my progress. But first, I want to sew the spinning spools block to include it in this cover.
See These Hosts for Their Segment Wrap-Up
Look for bi-weekly inspiration from these bloggers.
In addition to those listed above, look for inspiration from these bloggers during:
Segment 1: March 12th to May 21st
Look for bi-weekly inspiration from these bloggers as they turn their blocks into a quilt. They’ve also written wrap-up posts for this first section.
Join this QAL
You can join in anytime. Every other Tuesday, a new block will be released until all 13 blocks have been released. You can find the full schedule on my post here. This QAL will be divided into three segments. Segment one will consist of 5 blocks.
Share a picture of your block on our Facebook page, or on Instagram with the hashtag #SewLetsQAL. We want to see them. A prize will be awarded at the end of each segment.
Segment 1: March 12th to May 21st
- March 12th – Block 1: Sandra @ Sandra Healy Designs — Find Block One Here
- March 26th – Block 2: April @ JANDA Bend Quilts —Find Block Two Here
- April 9th – Block 3: Sherry @ Powered by Quilting — Find Block Three Here
- April 23rd – Block 4: Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting Find Block Four Here
- May 7th – Block 5: Abbie @ Sparkle On! and Segment Project Suggestions
- May 21st – Segment 1 Prize Winner Announced!
Block patterns will be free from the designers and available on their blogs until the date of the Grand Prize announcement September 24th, 2019.
Enter to Win Segment One Now!!
Entering to win the prizes below is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- 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.
- Make all of the 5 blocks in this segment provided to you free of charge for this event. Use your own fabrics and embellish them as you like. If entering the giveaway, the blocks should definitely be recognizable as made from these free patterns. Take one picture with all five of them included.
- Post one picture of the five blocks from segment one before 11:59 PM EST, May 20th, 2019 either on the Facebook page, or on Instagram with the hashtag #SewLetsQAL, or on the hosts blog Linky party at the end of each segment post. You are welcome to post a picture on each of the sources but it will only count as one entry.
Segment 1 Prizes and Sponsors
- A newly released item from Omnigrid® (a Prym Company)
Large Folding Cutting Kit that includes 18 x 24″ mat, a 3″ x 18″ ruler and a 45 mm rotary cutter
- Timeless Treasures Tonga Treat Strip Jr. “Orchid” -20 pc 2 1/2″ strip pack
- 2 Shabby Fabrics Vintage Blessings printed table runner patterns and a packet of Sunflower laser-cut appliqués (small.)
- One Free PDF pattern (up to $10.00) from each of these “Partners in Design”
Click Below to Enter Your picture
Don’t Miss Out on My Previous Sew Let’s QAL Posts
Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL – Introduction
Tu-Na Quilts: On Pins and Needles – A look at my fabric selection. It varies with each segment of the QAL.
What I Learned Today:
- The desert is beautifully colored in the spring.
Question: How do you hang your quilts? I use this corner method. When I forget to sew them on before sewing on the binding, my quilts can lie around for years before I get around to hanging them.
Thanks for stopping by and do come again.
Karen, Tu-Na Quilts
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