“QAL By the Sea” Block 2 Release!

Hello! Welcome to the release of Block 2 of the QAL by the Sea!

Terry the Turtle is an applique 12 x 12 finished block designed by Jennifer Fulton of the inquiring quilter. Please visit her blog to download the pattern and read the tutorial.

Turtle Block
Terry the Turtle Block by Jennifer Fulton

Isn’t Terry wonderful?! He’s swimming happily in the sea.

Jennifer’s pattern is very thorough and she will guide you through assembling your turtle every step of the way.

Once he was all pressed in place, I raw edge appliqued each piece close to the edge using thread coordinating to the fabric color.

For this quilt I am using HITS the SPOT and seeing stars Grunge fabric from Moda and coordinating Kona solids that I have in my stash. 

To see this block in a variety of different colors and fabrics as well as get tips for construction, please visit the other QAL hosts:

Becca Fenstermaker of Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton of  The Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn of  Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, & Eats
Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy Maxfield of  SandyStar Designs
Sherry Shish of  Powered by Quilting



Seg 1 Prizes #qalbythesea

  • US

Dream Green 60″ x 60″ batting from Quilter’s Dream. An earth friendly polyester batting made from 100% recycled plastic bottles!


A Fat Quarter fabric bundle of Island Batik “Kismet.” This line by Tammy Silver of Tamarinis has a bohemian vibe with vibrant colors!

  • International

A 6 month subscription to the e-magazine Make Modern. A magazine for quilters, by quilters, filled with beautiful patterns and articles to inspire quilters like us to make more modern quilts!


A PDF pattern of your choice from these Designers!

Becca of Pretty Piney.

Jennifer of the Inquiring Quilter.

Sherry of Powered by Quilting. (a $10.00 shop credit)

In order to include all eligible participants in our prize giveaway, we are having two separate prizes for each QAL Segment and for the Grand Prize;  one for our USA participants and one for our International participants. Due to the demanding cost to ship to Canadian and International addresses, these prizes will be patterns and/or an e-magazine that will be sent in electronic format.

Eligibility for Prize Entry for all Participants:

Segments: Participants can enter the prize drawing by sharing a single photo with all the completed segment blocks on our Facebook group, IG #qalbythesea, or the hosts blog linky party provided at the end of each segment.  

The QAL is divided in to three segments of four blocks each.

Grand Prize:  Share one photo showing all 12 of your completed blocks, as above.  

Entry is limited to one per person per prize. You must be 18 years old to enter.

This nautically themed QAL will have twelve 12″ x 12″ mystery blocks. Block patterns are provided by each block designer and are free during the duration of the QAL. There will be 3 Segments with four blocks each. Blocks will be released every week on Tuesday at 8:00 AM EDT with a two week period in between each segment. 

For a complete list of designer’s and timeline visit my post here. Please join the community and fun!

All levels of quilters are welcome. Block techniques will vary and include traditional piecing, paper piecing and applique.

We hope you join us! 

Block 3, designed by April of JANDA Bend Quilts, will be released next week on April 18th!

~Abbie 🌞



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