This an appliquéd block with piecing.
The background and jars are quick to piece, the pattern provides you with easy to follow directions. The jars are stored with carrots and pears, drawn by Sandra in her signature fun and whimsical style, that are appliquéd onto the block.
I used a blanket stitch for my pears and raw edge stitching for the carrots. I used some sparkily thread for a few for some added fun.
For my jar tag I had a moment of inspiration and decided to embroidery it with “Fall into a QAL 2018.” A perfect label for my jars and the whole quilt too!
This was the first year I tried my hand at pickling. We had two cucumber plants with a much larger yield than expected. So, after eating and giving away (i.e. leaving on neighbors doorsteps ;) many cukes, we made “refrigerator pickles” with vinegar water, dill and peppercorns. They last for about two months in the fridge and are crisp and delicious! A perfect Fall treat.
Do you can fruit and/or veggies? I’d love to your tips. Next year I plan to try my hand at the real deal, canning tomato sauce instead of freezing it.
Please visit all of the QAL hosts to see this block in a variety of inspirational fabrics and to read their tips on making this block. Also, all of the hosts are available to answer any questions you might have when making your block.
Abbie at Sparkle On! >>>You are here!
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travel and Eats
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda
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To enter a chance for this release’s prize, post a picture of your finished block on:
- The “Partners in Design“ Facebook group page. Here you can also meet and interact with other quilters who are participating in the QAL.
- Instagram using the hashtag #fallintoaqal
- The linky party on Sandra’s blog.
When you post a picture on our FB group page, Instagram and/or the designer’s linky party, you will be automatically entered to win Block 10’s prizes.
To keep the contest portion of the QAL fair and fun for everyone, the prize will be randomly awarded to one person who completed the designer’s block pattern. We encourage you to make each block your own, however a substitution will not gain entry. The deadline for entry is Monday 10/01/18 at 11:59 EDT. We would love you to post your photos on all our formats, but entry is limited to one per person per block. *You must be 18 years or older to enter.*
For this QAL it has been my privilege not only to be a host, but a designer as well. I’m very excited to announce Block 11 is designed by me! and will be released on 10/02/18.
Thank you to everyone quilting along with us. We are nearing the completion of the Fall into a QAL and it is a true pleasure seeing all of your wonderful quilt blocks coming together to make your finished quilt.
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