Hello and welcome to the release of Block 6 of the QAL By the Sea!
Here is my finished version.
This is pieced block using the wonky star technique. I love making wonky stars! If you are new to them I think you will love them too. Wonky’s don’t require your star points to be perfectly aligned, in fact the opposite, at angles of your choosing.
It’s so magical to be at the ocean on a clear night and see all the sparkling stars. Bobbi’s block transports you there.
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
A Fat Quarter fabric bundle of the Island Batik line Cascadia by Claudia Pfeil.
Quilters Dream Poly batting; a throw size 60” x 60”. Dream Black is a beautiful true black quilt batting that enhances the integrity, richness, and warmth of vivid and dark fabrics and ‘quilts like a dream’.
A six 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 up to $10.00 from these designers:
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. Blocks are free during the duration of the QAL after which pattern designers may charge per pattern.
All levels of quilters are welcome. Block techniques will vary and include traditional piecing, paper piecing and applique.For a complete list of designer’s and the QAL timeline visit my post here. Please join the community and fun!We hope you join us!
We are already half way through revealing the mystery blocks! Next Tuesday is the release of Block 7 by Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts.