It’s a wrap for Segment 1! We have released five block patterns and now would like to share some small projects you could make with them. We will be releasing a total of thirteen blocks so you may decide to wait to make up your mind on your final project or projects.
To enter Segment 1’s contest giveaway:
If you complete all five of the blocks in Segment 1 and post one photo showing all five of your completed blocks on our FB page, IG #sewletsqal, or the host’s linky party ( found at bottom of this post), by May 20, 2019 by 11:59 pm (EST), you will be entered into the random drawing for the segment prize. The prize winner will be announced on the start of Segment 2, May 21st.
To qualify for the Grand Prize you need to make all thirteen blocks and use them to make a quilt top or in small projects.
As a small project host, I’m excited to share what I have made! It is a joy to have my sewing space newly decorated with all of them.
My first small project is a wall hanging I made using Sandra’s 18″ x 24″ Sewing Machine block.
I personalized the machine with my blog name and had fun practicing my free motion quilting. I love it!
To make it hang-able, I took two 3″ squares and folded them in half, pinning one in each top corner just before adding the finishing binding. I cut a dowel rod to size and placed it in these corner pockets. You can hang your piece directly on the wall or tie a ribbon to the rod.
The pattern uses 15″ x 15″ pieces but I adjusted mine to 12 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ by adding 3 1/2″ pieces to the bottom of both of my quilt blocks. This works out perfectly to be the base of the standing tote. I added ribbon for handles, the pattern does provide fabric handle directions though if you prefer. Oh and it’s lined too!
Lindsay’s tutorial is wonderfully easy to follow and it is a simple project to complete…but let’s just say it did not take me an hour! Some days it takes me an hour to trim blocks, measure and/or cut my fabric and batting. At any rate it really looks much more intricate to make than it is and I think you will love the result.
Sherri’s Ruler block makes the perfect mat for my sewing desk! I did some straight line quilting on the diagonal, just sew pretty!
Visit the small project host’s to see their creations. Host’s also provide their own tips to projects, as well as answer any questions you have!
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 see other participants blocks, post your photos and ask any questions.
- On Instagram, use the hashtag #sewletsqal
♥ Segment 1 Prizes ♥
Check out this awesome prize package we have for the winner of Segment 1! A great thanks to our wonderful sponsors.
- A newly released item from Omnigrid® (a Prym Company)
Large Folding Cutting Kit that includes an 18″x 24″ mat, a 3″x 18″ ruler and a 45 mm rotary cutter.
- A Timeless Treasures Tonga Treat Strip Jr. “Orchid” -20 pc 2 ½ strip pack.
- Two Shabby Fabrics Vintage Blessings printed table runner patterns and a packet of Sunflower laser-cut appliqués (small.)
And! A free PDF pattern of your choice from each of these Partner’s in Design:
Powered by Quilting *up to $10.00
The prizes are open to international participants and all participants must be at least 18 years old. Please make your blocks your own in fabrics and embellishments, but only those that make the designer’s pattern are eligible for prize entry.
Segment 2 will begin in two weeks on May 21st with the release of Block 6 brought to you by Jennifer Fulton of the Inquiring Quilter. See you then :)