Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 10

Welcome to the tenth block reveal
for the QAL by the Sea!

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

Presenting: Sunset Beach

This 12.5″ (unfinished) block pattern was created by Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs. You can download it free

HERE ON HER BLOG from now until December 1, 2020 at 7:59 am Eastern time. After then, the patterns in this QAL may not be available anymore or may be available for a small fee through the designer. Don’t delay, download them today.

Tips and Tricks to Constructing this Block

  1. Don’t stress on the small stuff. I love this block and wanted to make it look extra special so I kept changing my mind on fabric choices. Because of that, I was late with sewing this block and finished it with my arm in a cast. I hinted of an arm injury on my last post.
  2. You can do anything if you put your mind to it, One of my quilting friends in my AZ group is blind. She’s shown me how she operates her sewing machine and I’ve seen three of her beautiful quilts, I figured if Lori can sew without seeing then I can sew and blog with one hand, But I’ll keep it short today.

Yes, there’s rick rack! Once I regain the use of my left hand, I’ll finish the applique. I think that will help the sun stand out more. Maybe I’ll use black thread on the sun.

See These Hosts for More Construction Tips

Look for bi-weekly inspiration from these bloggers.

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 

Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter

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.

After you’ve sewn your block, share a picture of it on our Partners In Design Facebook page, or on Instagram with the hashtag #qalbythesea. We, as well as others who are quilting along, want to see them and be able to comment and encourage each other.

Segment 3: October 13, 2020 — November 10, 2020

(Find the blocks for Segment 3 on these Partners in Design blogs)

October 13 — Block 9: Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats — Setting Sail
October 20 — Block 10:  Sandy @ SandyStar Designs — Sunset Beach
October 27 — Block 11:  Abbie @ Sparkle On! —
November 3 — Block 12: Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats —
November 3 — Segment 3 Wrap-up and linky provided for prize entry
November 10: 7:59 am Eastern time — Deadline to enter a picture containing all four of these blocks for the Segment 3 Prize package
November 10: Segment 3 Winner Announced

December 1: 7:59 am Eastern Time — Deadline to enter a picture containing all twelve (12) of the blocks for the GRAND PRIZE package.

The Grand Prize is going to be amazing! To enter just make, take and post one picture that contains ALL 12 blocks (they don’t need to be made into a finished quilt top or projects but if you do, be sure that all 12 blocks can be seen). More info coming soon.

Enter to Win Segment and Grand Prizes

Entering to win is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  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 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. Post one picture that contains all four of your blocks and tell us if you are US or Abroad by 07:59 AM EST, November 10th, 2020 either on
    • Partners in Design Facebook page  OR
    • Instagram with the hashtag #qalbytheseaus or #qalbytheseaabroad OR
    • Linky found on any of the hosting blogs on the wrap-up post at the end of each segment. **Be sure to comment if you live in the US or Abroad so we know which entry to put your block in. We will not have a separate announcement post for you to use this time. Please post in the main channel where you’ve been posting.

Segment 3: Prizes and Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for the following prizes for Segment 3!

One U.S. Winner Receives:

One International Winner Receives:

  • A one year Premium e-subscription to the Online Quilt Magazine *(You will gain access to more than 50 pages of great Quilting Stories, Hints and Tips, How To’s and Bonus Patterns each and every month.)
  • A PDF pattern from these designers:

Becca Fenstermaker’s Madras About You quilt pattern
Kathleen McCormick’s Blooming Desert quilt pattern

*Everyone can sign up for a free standard edition of the Online Quilt Magazine by clicking on that link.

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

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 9 — Sailboat

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 8 — Mariner’s Compass

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 7 — Waves

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 6 — Stars

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 5 — Fish

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

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 4 — Sun

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 3 — Signal Flags

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 2 — Turtle

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 1 — Seashells

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

What I Learned Today:

  1. It is possible to sew with one hand, including ripping out two seams, but not possible to take a picture of it at the same time,
  2. Sometimes doctors make mistakes, I told you about my wrist/arm injury on the previous post, I went to the doctor last Tuesday and she said there were no broken bones. Her advice was to ice, elevate, and come back in ten days if not better. The radiologist confirmed her  diagnosis but by Thursday afternoon I knew something was wrong so I went to the orthopedic doctor on Friday, After reviewing the same x-rays taken on Tuesday, she found 2 breaks in the same arm bone.
  3. There’ll be no fresh apple pie for Tu-Na Helper now unless he makes it himself. Actually, there’ll be no meals made or laundry done either.
  4. Our trip south has been delayed because of me. 
  5. The first snowfall can be beautiful as long as it’s just a dusting.

This is the second dusting we’ve had.

Question: Sunrise or sunset? For those who know me well, they’ll agree that I’ve seen very few sunrises. We’ve seen many beautiful sunsets at both of our homes and on our travels.

There is a little body of water in the center. We were on our way back to ND, June 2019.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

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11 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 10

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  2. Susan Nixon

    Definitely sunsets! This is a beautiful block and I like the way yours looks. And double kudos for doing it one handed!


  3. Rochelle Summers

    I see lots of sunrises….in the winter and spring…and a few in the summer. I see a lot more sunsets if I’m sitting in the living room. I love your block and admire your ability to accomplish this with a broken/injured arm. So happy that you found another doctor to help you. Wouldn’t mind that dusting of snow EXCEPT the hubby has to finish the front deck before snow/rain fall here. Two more weeks!! Take care.


  4. thedarlingdogwood

    I’m always glad to see rickrack in your blocks, and it was hiding a bit this week! So sorry to hear about your arm but good for you for speaking up when you knew something was off. I hope healing is speedy!


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  6. Leslie D. Schmidt

    So sorry to hear about your misfortune, but kudos to you for listening to your body and not accepting someone’s opinion when you knew it wasn’t right.
    You did a wonderful job in spite of the constraints put on you by your arm problem. That was a perfect place to put the rick rack.
    I hope when you do get to go to Arizona, you aren’t faced with driving through a lot of snow. We had 9″ last Tuesday, but it has nearly melted.
    Take care.


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