Introducing the “Sew, Let’s Quilt Along”!

#sewletsqal

I am so happy to announce the launch of the latest free mystery quilt along from “Partners in Design.”

Sew, Let’s Quilt Along!

We have designed thirteen new block patterns for you, with the theme of all things sewing!

As a mystery QAL, participants will not know what the block design is until it is released. Patterns will be released every two weeks starting with Block #1 on March 12, 2019.  Patterns will be available to download for free on the each designer’s blog as they are released until the end of the QAL.

Techniques will include piecing, appliqué and a bit of hand embroidery. We encourage all levels of quilters to join.

For this QAL  there are a total of  twelve 12″ square (finished) blocks and one 18 x 24″ (finished) block, for a total of thirteen blocks.

For those of you who have quilted along in our previous two QALS, we have a new format! This time, we decided to give you more options; the blocks will be presented in three segments. As you follow along the you can make smaller projects suggested by our segment hosts or wait until the end to make a quilt top with setting suggestions from our quilt top hosts.

How can I choose my fabrics and their colors?

The neat thing about the segment format, is you can choose a different palette for each, especially if you plan to make smaller projects. Or for a quilt top, we suggest picking a limited palette if you want continuity in your quilt. But really your imagination and the sky are the limits!

For my segment fabrics, I will be using six patterns I have from the Windham Fabrics collection, First Blush by It’s Sew Emma.

First Blush by It’s Sew Emma

And I will be pulling from my Kona solids stash.

Kona solids
Kona solids

To quilt along you can:

  • Follow my blog for the latest block release, including links for the featured designer and hosts and to see my version of each block, along with tips to help you make it.
  • Join the “Partners in Design” Facebook group . Here you can meet and see other participants blocks, post your photos and ask any questions.
  • On Instagram, use the hashtag #sewletsqal

Timeline:

Segment 1: Blocks 1-5 March 12-May 21

Ends with  Segment Project Suggestions
May 21 – Segment 1 Prize Winner Announced

Segment 2: Blocks 6-9 May 21 – July 16

Ends with  Segment Project Suggestions
July 16 – Segment 2 Prize Winner Announced!

Segment 3: Blocks 10-13 July 16 – September 10

Ends with  Segment Project Suggestions
September 10 – Segment 3 Prize Winner Announced!

QAL ends on September 24 when we announce the Grand Prize Winner!!!

Visit each Partner in Design’s blog at their each block release, to download the free pattern. Visit all the host’s blogs to see each block made in many different fabrics. We are also here to provice tips for making each block, answer any questions and encourage you!

So whether you are interested in making several smaller projects or a complete quilt, you can participate and be eligible for prizes.  If you complete the blocks in that segment before the next one starts, you will be eligible for the segment prize.

Participants who make all 13 blocks are eligible for entry for the segment prizs as well as the Grand Prize! We have  awesome prizes for you from our wonderful sponsers.

Prize Guidlines: 

Participants can enter the prize drawing by sharing a single photo with all segment blocks on facebook, instagram, or the hosts blog linky party at the end of each segment.

To be eligible for the grand prize, share  photos showing all 13 blocks in a project or projects grand prize window from September 10th-23rd. Your project posts can have several pictures, or a single picture that includes all of the blocks you have made as we go along.

♥ Prize Sponsors ♥

We have some really super prizes from wonderful sponsors that we are excited to share with you:

#sewletsqal

Prize Sponsors:

Blueprint

Dear Stella

Everything Mary

Island Batik

Prym

Shabby Fabrics

The Warm Company

Timeless Treasures

*And more, including original patterns from many of the “Partners in Design!”

The QAL and its prizes are open to International participation.

Please quilt along with us! We are looking forward to this fun journey with you!

~Abbie ✨

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