Fall Into a QAL Block 10 Release!

Block 10 of the Fall Into a QAL “Patchwork Pickles” is designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs where you can read her tutorial and download the free pattern!

Block 10 “Patchwork Pickles”

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.

Refrigerator Pickles
Fall is near! Last harvest for the summer; a Zinnia flower, tomatoes and pickled cucumbers.

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

The prize for this block is a $25 Gift Certificate to
Fort Worth fabric studio 
a PDF pattern of your choice from Sandra Healy Designs.


FWFS is an online-only fabric store, based in Texas USA, specializing in beautiful quilt fabrics & batiks for quilters and the creative seamstress.

Help us support our sponsors, visit FWFS to sign up for their newsletter for updates on new items and promotions. 

To enter a chance for this release’s prize, post a picture of your finished block on:

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.

~Abbie ✨


Brought to you by Partners in Design


20 thoughts on “Fall Into a QAL Block 10 Release!

  1. Yes, I can! I have jars and jars of chicken, quite a few of salsa, some jams, and have, in the past, canned almost everything that stood still. I do much less of it now, though. You will have great fun if you have good equipment. Thanks for showing your block. It’s so delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Suz! Wow! Impressive and everything you make sounds yummy! I didn’t even know you can can chicken! This is the first year I had a “real” garden so now I have sn idea how much it produces and can’t wait until next year to can everything!


  2. I like the sparkily thread on the pears…one of my favorite fall foods. I just canned about 50 quarts of tomatoes; some for me and some for mom and Sandy! My canning tip: check to make sure you have all the ingredients before getting started…I ran out of salt halfway through my can-a-thon!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I did lots of canning in my younger years. These days, with being retired and doing more traveling, the garden is a thing of the past. I’ve learned to find local people who do the “work” and enjoy the fruits of their labor!!! Home grown is always the best. Love your blocks.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Love your block though the label wins my heart. Very creative! I love to can and there is nothing quite like canned tomatoes from the garden in the heart of winter. I put up a small batch last weekend and included my annual “caramelized onion and cherry tomato balsamic conserve” recipe – a must have for burgers and dogs!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Patty 💕I agree, nothing is better than garden veggies all year round. I made some salsa & tomato sauce to freeze and thought about relish too. Your recipe sounds awesome, I’m going to google it now! Do you have an online one you use?
      I’m already excited about starting “real” canning next year 😊


  5. So sorry that I’m only popping over now! For some reason your posts go into a separate folder in my inbox and I have to remember to go and check it every now and then! I love your glittery applique thread and your jar’s funky label, so fun!!

    Liked by 1 person

Hi! Thank you for visiting and I would love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s