It’s a wrap for Segment 2! We have released four more patterns during this segment, Blocks 6-9. Segment 3 starts July 16, 2019 and will be the final installment with the release of Blocks 10-13. You can use your blocks to make individual small projects or all of them to make a complete quilt. Either way, if you make and use all thirteen blocks, you can enter the Grand Prize giveaway starting on September 10, 2019.
As a small project host, I’m excited to share what I have made!
Framed Pin Cushion
I wanted to make a wall hanging for my Pin Cushion Block 8 designed by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting. I thought why not frame it? So I did! This is an inexpensive 8″ x 10″ wood frame from Micheal’s that I painted with very inexpensive acrylic craft paint. I love it!
I had already hand embroidered my appliques so to quilt it, I added a thin batting to the and echo stitched the embroidery thread lines and outlined the cushion. I did not trim the block down, I just folded around the frame back. This way I can easily remove it and use it in its full size some other way if I chose. Also I put it together without the glass.
12″ x 12″ Pillow
I made an adorable pillow with Jennifer’s of The Inquiring Quilter Block 6 and Kathleen’s of Kathleen McMusings Block 9. Here it is posing throughout my garden in a little vintage child’s chair, which it will also be sitting on when I move it inside.
To make the pillow, I used the quilt as you go method (QAYG) for each block. I added the batting, without fabric backing, and free motioned quilted both.
Trim any extra batting, and place the two blocks right sides together. Next, pin together and sew three sides together while leaving an opening on the forth of about 4″. Trim the points off all the corners, and turn the inside out.
I had some fluffy poly-fleece batting that I cut into approximately 12″ x 24″ pieces, rolled them up and began stuffing. Fill your pillow to your desired puffiness!
Fold the raw edges of the opening into the pillow and hand stitch closed. Easy Peasy and oh so pretty!
I am using my Iron Block 7 by Karen Thurn of Tu-Na Quilts in a project I will present in Segment 3.
Visit the Small Project Hosts to see their creations. Host’s also provide their own tips to projects, as well as answer any questions you have!
The rest of the hosts will be using their blocks to make a quilt top.
April Adams of JANDA Bend Quilts
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 2 Prizes ♥
- A Warm 100 queen size batting from the Warm Company.
- A fat quarter selection from Dear Stella, “Can You Dig It?” collection.
- Three printed table runner patterns from the exclusive Shabby Fabrics collection the Vintage Series.
And a pattern of your choice from from each of these Partners in Design:
To enter Segment 2’s contest giveaway:
Complete all four of the Segment 2 blocks and post one photo showing all of them on our Partner’s in Design FB page, IG #sewletsqal, or the Segment 2 host’s linky party (found at bottom of this post) by July 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm (EST) and you will be entered into the random drawing for the segment prize. The prize winner will be announced on the start of Segment 3, May 16, 2019.
To qualify for the Grand Prize you need to make all thirteen blocks and use them all in a quilt top or small projects.
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 3 will begin in two weeks on July 16, 2019 with the release of Block 10 bought to you by Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts. See you then :)