Welcome to the seventh block reveal
for the Destination QAL!
This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.
Purchase the pattern at my pattern shop by clicking on the link below.
Tips and Tricks to Constructing this Block
- Be creative. I couldn’t stop with one cityscape so I made another.
- Think outside the box. I wanted to include some other places so I drew them.
- Think thin. Cut your fusible adhesive web pieces with a frame. This reduces the bulk and helps your block be more supple. I wrote more about framing the pieces on the last block post here. You’ll also find other applique tips on that post.
- Use what you have. I often grab items that are about the size and shape that is called for on the templates. I used this little guy for the round window because it was the perfect size (well, close enough).
- Use your time wisely. I wanted to enlarge the Eiffel Tower so I printed it at 125%. I also wanted to cut out that little piece to show the night sky rather than stitch on a piece so I taped it to the template before I traced it on the paper side of the fusible adhesive web. Once the fusible adhesive was ironed onto the fabric, then I cut out the window. I didn’t bother with framing this piece. It wasn’t worth my time to do so.
- Take your time. Some of these templates are quite involved. I sewed very slowly, sometimes one stitch at a time, and turned my fabric when the machine was stopped and the needle in the down position. This also helps to keep my fabric from bunching or losing shape.
- Be creative. I know that was tip #1 but it bears repeating but with a different angle. This pattern includes templates for 7 iconic structures and three pages of buildings and windows. But I decided to find fabric that looked like it had windows.
See These Hosts for More Construction Tips
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats — Thanks for stopping by.
Join this QAL
You can join in anytime. Find the complete schedule here. Every Tuesday for four weeks, a new block is released until all 12 blocks have been released. This QAL is divided into three segments each containing four blocks with a two week break between segments for a chance to catch up.
When you finish a block, share it on our Facebook group or post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #DestinationQAL. We enjoy seeing and commenting on each person’s finished blocks.
Segment Two Prizes
At the end of each segment, a prize package will be offered. Make all four blocks and follow the directions on the Segment wrap-up post to enter to win. We allow for creative changes and embellishments but each block must be made using the given patterns to be eligible.
A one year subscription to Online Quilt Magazine. A must-read for any quilter! It’s packed full of hints, how to’s, projects and more.
And a pattern from each of these designer’s shops:
Jennifer Fulton The Inquiring Quilter – One free PDF pattern of your choice Kathleen McCormick Kathleen McMusing – One free pattern up to a $10.00 value
Laura Piland Slice of Pi Quilts – One free PDF pattern of your choice
Segment 2: August 10 to September 14
- August 10 – Block 5: Kathleen McCormick @ Kathleen McMusing — Find Block Five There
- August 17 – Block 6: Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter — Find Block Six There
- August 24 – Block 7: Karen Thurn @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
- August 31– Block 8: Laura Piland @Slice of Pi Quilts — Find Block Eight There
- August 31– Segment 2 Wrap-up and linky provided for prize entry
- September 14th 7:59 am Eastern time — Deadline to enter picture for Segment 2 Prize
- September 14 – Segment 2 Prize Winner Announced
Don’t Miss Out on My Previous Destination QAL Posts
Tu-Na Quilts: Announcing the Next Quilt-a-Long with Partners in Design —Introduction and a look at my fabric selection.
Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block One — Canyon Block
Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block Two — Camper Block
Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block Three — Fair Block
Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block Four — Turtle Beach
Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block Six — Covered Bridge
What I Learned Today:
- Save the draft regularly. I was almost finished with this post and accidently closed my internet browser. At first I thought I’d lost everything but I was able to recover most of the post except what I wrote in the last hour.
- I wrote a lot in that last hour.
- First words are the best. Maybe I’m just tired but I can’t remember all my construction tips or the exact wording for the ones I can remember.
- I have a short memory. Oh, dear. And they were so good!!
- Cityscape means 1:a city viewed as a scene. 2: an artistic representation of a city. 3: an urban environment a cityscape cluttered with factories.
- I think Cityscape was the perfect name for this pattern.
Question: What city are you planning to visit and how would you portray it with fabric? I want to visit them all! I’ve been cooped up long enough so look out world, here I come (as soon as it’s safer, that is).
Thanks for stopping by and do come again.
Karen, Tu-Na Quilts