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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 11 – By the Bolt

Welcome to the eleventh block reveal

for the Sew Let’s QAL!

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

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Presenting: By the Bolt

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Use this 12.5″ block to showcase your fabrics you’ve used in previous Sew Let’s QAL blocks.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Let’s QAL Block 6 – Binding Clips

Welcome to the sixth block reveal for the Sew Let’s QAL

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

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Presenting: The Binding Clips Block

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This “Binding Clips” block measures 12.5″ x 12.5″ unfinished.

This block was designed by Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter. You can download the free pattern here on her blog from now until September 24th, 2019. After then, the patterns may not be available anymore. Don’t delay, download them today.

Tips and Tricks to Constructing this Block

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Tu-Na Quilts: On Pins and Needles

I spend my winters in the Sonoran desert around Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve loved the saguaro cactus from the first time I’ve seen it. Click here or here to read more about what I wrote about these majestic beauties.

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And I love to see the cacti bloom in the summer. Click here or here to read more about what I wrote about some magnificent desert blooms.

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Tu-Na Travels: ♪ I Want To Wish You A Merry Christmas ♪ – Arizona Style #13

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We went to the Mormon Temple in Mesa, Arizona to see their light display. There are over 20,000 bulbs on this star.

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We got there early as parking is always a problem.

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The good news is that we had no problem finding a place to park but the bad news was that the sun would not be setting for an hour and a half. We got to watch the lights come on, the sky darken, and the grounds fill with hundreds of people. This is one very small part of the display.

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It was beautiful after dark. It was just one of those places and times where you really have to be there to appreciate it.

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Here’s some really tall lighted palm trees. I was told that they take all the lights down after Christmas to repair and replace bulbs and then start putting them back up in April. This is one massive light display.