Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Final Post

Giveaway Alert!

All of the QAL by the Sea blocks have been released.

I hope you’ve enjoyed making these blocks and will like using them in the projects or quilts you’ve planned. The other hosts will be showing you some setting and finishing ideas. But mine will have to wait until my wrist/hand/arm has mended.

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

Let’s celebrate by having a big grand prize. To enter make one of each of the patterns in the QAL by the Sea and post them according to the directions below.

See These Hosts for Their Final 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

Enter to Win Grand Prizes

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

  1. Everyone, age 18 and older, gets to participate. There will be two prizes awarded for the Grand Prize: U. S. and International. You do NOT need to have a blog to enter.
  2. Make all 12 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 finished quilt top are NOT a requirement for entry.
  3. Post one picture that contains all 12 of your blocks and tell us if you are US or Abroad by 07:59 AM EST, December 1st, 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 final wrap-up post. The link is below. **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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Grand Prize Sponsors

For US participants:

For International Participants:

  • Assorted adhesives from Therm O Web. Visit their blog where you will find free patterns and endless ideas and inspiration as well!
  • Provided by Shabby Fabrics:
      •  A Festive Roses Fabric Panel by Jackie Robinson for Benartex Fabrics with 1/2 yard each of the coordinating fabrics; Festive Damask Green and Trailing Buds Red.
      • Two packets of Shabby’s exclusive Pre-Fused Laser Cut Appliques (Popsicles & Turtles)
  • A pattern from each of these Partner’s in Design:

Find the Blocks Here

Segment 1:

Segment 2:

September 8 — Block 5: Sandra @ Sandra Healy Designs — Heads or Tails?
September 15 — Block 6:  Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting — Stars at Sea
September 22 — Block 7:  Laura Piland @Slice of Pi Quilts — Waves
September 29 — Block 8: Kathleen McCormick @ Kathleen McMusing — Mariner’s Compass

Segment 3:

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! — Ab the Crab
November 3 — Block 12: Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats — Quilted Cliffs Lighthouse

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

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 12 — Lighthouse

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 11 — Crab

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 10 — Sunset

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. There’s a lot of truth to the saying “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” I had big plans of designing a few extra blocks to incorporate into my quilt but that idea got sidelined when I injured my wrist/hand/arm.
  2. I make an awful patient. I am impatient and find taking it easy to be frustrating and difficult.
  3. Doing most things with one hand takes longer to do than I want.

Question: How will you use your QAL by the Sea blocks? I’ll be sewing mine into a quilt top. Due to my injury, I left them on my design wall where they’ll wait for me to return next year. It was hard to do as I had such a good plan.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

If you enjoyed this post and would like to read more about me click here. If you don’t want to miss any blocks for the QAL by the Sea, please consider following me by email, Bloglovin or WordPress; just subscribe using one those options found in the sidebar (or below on a mobile device) on this blog, Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats.

At this time, I am not affiliated with any of the items, products, services, or shops that I picture or talk about here on Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats. I just happen to like and use them.

©2020 Karen Thurn Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

What I Learned Today:

5 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Final Post

  1. Cheryl R Parker

    Super cute quilt. Sorry you hurt your hand. I had surgery on my right index finger years ago, and couldn’t even cut an omlette with my right hand (takes a finger to press the knife down). It is hard to ask for help for things we are used to doing. Hope you are healed by now.



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