Fall Into a QAL Quilt Top Settings!

Now that all 12 blocks for the Fall Into a QAL have been revealed, the hosts have completed their quilt tops for you to give you ideas and tips for setting layouts. Here is my completed quilt top:


I’m so pleased with how it turned out!

Not all of my blocks were exactly 12 1/2″ when completed, but I was able to square them to 12 1/4” each.

For my quilt top finish I have a 1” finished sashing around each block. I used my three background colors.

For each block, I cut two 12 1/4” x 1 1/2” and two 14 1/4” x 1 1/2” pieces. I then sewed the shorter pieces to the top and bottom of the block, pressed, and sewed the two longer pieces to each side, always using a 1/4” seam allowance.

Total,  I cut four sets of sashing pieces in each background color; blue, yellow and green.

To complete, I sewed the blocks across in rows of three. Then sewed the four rows together.

The finished quilt top size is 45” x 55” which will also be my fabric backing size. Now to pick binding and quilting! I think it will be “stitch in the ditch.”

Thank you to everyone who participated! It is going to be so exciting to see everyone’s unique and beautiful quilt tops.

Please visit all of the QAL hosts to see their quilt top settings in a variety of inspirational styles!

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

Grand Prize

We have an awesome Grand Prize package for the Fall Into a QAL finale! To be entered to win, complete your quilt top  including all twelve of the designer’s blocks  by 11/12/18 11:59 PM EST and share a photo 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, click blue button below here or on any host’s quilt top blog post.

#fallintoaqal Grand Prize

Included in the Grand Prize for one lucky winner is:

  • An Island Batik 24 piece Fat Eighth Bundle of the “Pumpkin Patch” fabric collection.

Island Batik
Island Batik “Pumpkin Patch” Fabric Collection
  • A Warm Company Queen Size Quilt Batting.

  • An exclusive Shabby Fabric quilt pattern “Blessings of Spring” designed by Jennifer Bosworth. The set includes patterns for all 9 blocks to finish to 56″ x 62″.

Blessings of Spring Pattern Set

  • An Omnigrid Zipper Pouch containing an Omnigrid 4” square ruler and a pair of 4″ Needlecraft Scissors. *Onmigrid is a Dritz company*

  • A six month subscription to the quilt e-magazine Make Modern.

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 all twelve of the designer’s block and complete the quilt top. We encourage you to make each block your own, however a substitution will not gain entry. The deadline for entry is Monday 11/12/18 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. *

At the start of the QAL I shared a photo of the green pumpkins that were an unexpected surprise in the garden from last year’s Jack-O-Lantern. Well  they kept growing and turned orange, ready to be picked for the Fall decorations!

Pumpkin patch 2018

It has been a joy quilting along with you during the Fall Into a QAL! I hope you will join us again. We are currently planning a new QAL. The theme and dates to be annouced here and on our Partners in Design facebook group. Stay Tuned!

~Abbie ✨


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14 thoughts on “Fall Into a QAL Quilt Top Settings!

  1. Hi Abbie! I love how your quilt top turned out. The different colored sashing strips really look striking and make each block stand out on its own. Very nice job – I really is happy looking. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thanks so much Roseanne! Your compliments mean a lot to me.
      I was just looking at your blog and was so thrilled to see Karla’s precious gift for Dominic. She is a special person.
      And the mermaid jumper, divine! It’s wonderful to see your blessings returned,
      you are a giver of enthusiasm and happiness 💕😊

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  2. Abbie, thank you for all the work you’ve done arranging the prizes and keeping us informed of them. Your quilt turned out sew cute!! It’s been so fun to watch everyone’s blocks post on Facebook and then watch as their quilts come to life.

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  3. Oh my goodness this quilt top makes me smile. I was looking at it trying to decide which was my favorite block and I’ve narrowed it down to 2 – the owl with glasses and the campfire. Now I will go peek at the other QAL hosts :-)

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