Tu-Na Quilts: QAL By the Sea Segment 1 Wrap-Up

Congratulations!

You’ve survived the first Segment of the QAL by the Sea.  I wasn’t so sure I would. You can read the Rest of the Story below to find out what happened to Terry the Turtle I.

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

Giveaway Alert!

See These Hosts for Segment One Wrap-Up Posts

Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats — Thanks for stopping by.

Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts

Sandy @ SandyStar Designs

Abbie @ Sparkle On!

Laura @Slice of Pi Quilts

Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter

Segment 1: Prizes and Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for the following prizes for Segment 1!

One U.S. Winner Receives:

  • Dream Green 60″ x 60″ batting from Quilter’s Dream. An earth friendly polyester batting made from 100% recycled plastic bottles!
  • A Fat Quarter fabric bundle of Island Batik “Kismet.” This line by Tammy Silver of Tamarinis has a bohemian vibe with vibrant colors!

One International Winner Receives:

  • A Six-month subscription to Make Modern magazine. This magazine is for quilters, by quilters, filled with beautiful patterns and articles to inspire quilters like us to make more modern quilts!
  • A PDF pattern of your choice from these Designers! Click to view their shop items.

 Pretty Piney

The Inquiring Quilter

Powered by Quilting (a $10.00 shop credit)

Enter to Win Segment One Prize

Entering to win is as easy as 1, 2, 3 (US) or 4 (ABROAD).

  1. Everyone (You must be 18 to be able to enter to win prizes) gets to participate. There will be two prizes awarded for each segment and for the Grand Prize: U. S. and International. You do NOT need to have a blog to enter.
  2. Make all four of the blocks in this segment provided to you free of charge for this event. Use your own fabrics and embellish them as you like. If you are entering the giveaway, the blocks should definitely be recognizable as made from these free patterns. Take one picture with all of them included. Finished projects or a quilt are NOT a requirement for entry.
  3. US entries: Post one picture that contains all four of your blocks by 07:59 AM EST, September 8, 2020 on one of the following ways:
    • On the Partners in Design Facebook page LOOK for the QAL by the Sea US Entries ANNOUNCEMENT and post your pic as a reply to that announcement. You can also use #qalbytheseaUS.
    • On Instagram with the hashtag #qalbytheseaUS
    • On the Linky party below. Please put US or ABROAD with your name. We’re all linked so you only need to post a pic on one of our blogs.
  4. International entries: Post one picture that contains all four of your blocks by 07:59 AM EST, September 8, 2020 on one of the following ways:
    • On the Partners in Design Facebook page LOOK for the QAL by the Sea ABROAD Entries ANNOUNCEMENT and post your pic as a reply to that announcement. You can also use #qalbytheseaABROAD.
    • On Instagram with the hashtag #qalbytheseaABROAD
    • On the Linky party below. Please put US or ABROAD with your name. We’re all linked so you only need to post a pic on one of our blogs.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Join this QAL

You can join in anytime. Find the complete schedule here. This QAL is divided into three segments each containing four blocks with a two week break between segments for a chance to catch up. Blocks are released on Tuesday mornings at 8 am Eastern time until all 12 blocks have been released. You’ll find the schedule for segment one below.

Find the First Four Blocks Here

Segment 1: August 4—September 8, 2020

Don’t Miss Out on My Previous QAL by the Sea Posts

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 4 

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 3 

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 2

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 1

Tu-Na Quilts: Announcing the Next Quilt-a-Long with Partners in Design—Introduction and a look at my fabric selection.

Update on Terry the Turtle: You may have noticed that my turtle looks a lot different from the one I made and posted for block 2. I alluded to the sad fate of it in the block 4 post in the What I Learned Today section near the end of the post.

The Rest of the Story: I had made my turtle early in the month but finished the blanket applique stitch around it a few days before the block was revealed. Late one night, actually it was very late one night just before the post published, I grabbed the scissors and started carefully snipping away at the back of the block removing the background from behind the applique. I like to do that to reduce the bulk and keep it nice and soft. My thoughts were racing. 

When I finished with the underbelly, I turned it around. Oh, no! I had snipped a hole through the applique. I carefully removed that piece and cut out a slightly larger underbelly piece, fused it in place but forgetting to stitch around the edge with a blanket stitch. Problem solved, or so I thought.

Grabbing the scissors again, I removed the background from the underbelly and the undershell and the shell. Wait. Something didn’t look right. I couldn’t believe what I had done. I turned it around in disbelief. The underbelly and shell were perfectly held in place on the background with the backing perfectly cut away but I had completely cut out the undershell—applique and all. There was a gaping hole where it should have been and there was no way to redo just that piece.

One thing led to another and I grabbed the rotary cutter to release my frustration and went to bed. There’d be time to remake him before Segment One ended. So the block two post was actually a tribute to a turtle that only existed in bits and pieces in the trash can (after had I cut a few 1.5″ pieces that could be salvaged from it).

Coming Soon!

Tu-Na Eats: Time for Tea with the Bride-to-be

September 8 — QAL by the Sea Segment 2 Begins with Block 5

What I Learned Today: 

  1. Haste makes waste is definitely true. 
  2. Alexander Graham Bell sure knew what he was talking about when he wrote “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand.”
  3. My mind will probably still run away with it’s thoughts even after all I learned from this lesson (read the What I Learned Today on my Block 4 post).

Question: What major quilting mistake have you made?

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Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

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10 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: QAL By the Sea Segment 1 Wrap-Up

  1. Jean McKinstry

    Wednesday morning here, I didn’t wait till midnight our time to find out what Block #4 would be, then I scrolled down to you.5.45 a.m. and what a time to have a huge smile at your ” Mr Sun”, he is a hoot. Love Mr Turtle and his sad demise, but he recovered from surgery, as I did, and his heart is beating so well now. This is a great QAL, and it suits me so well to have that time to get each block finished. Hope you are all safe and well. Fond greetings from Jean in NZ.

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