“QAL By the Sea” Block 12 Release!

Hi and welcome to the release of Block 12 of the QAL By the Sea Quilted Cliffs Lighthouse by Karen Thurn of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats. Visit her blog to download the free pattern!

This delightful lighthouse with an attached Keeper’s house is a 12″ finished pieced block with hand embroidery.

Here is my version:

Quilted Cliffs Lighthouse

This pattern of Karen’s is no exception to her other’s with easy to follow step by step instructions and so much attention to all the details.

I recommend taking the time to label all of the pieces by the provided letters. I use a fine tipped fabric chalk pencil and write it directly on the wrong side of the piece.

Take your time going page by page and have fun!

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

Becca Fenstermaker of Pretty Piney

Jennifer Fulton of  The Inquiring Quilter

Laura Piland of Sliceof Pi Quilts

Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs

Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting


We have some great prizes for Segment 3! To enter, complete all four blocks and post one photo of them by 11/9/2020 to our Facebook group, IG #qalbythesea, or the host’s blog linky party. *Please be sure to include in your photos post if your are a US or International resident. Thank you!


A Fat Quarter bundle of Kismet by Tamarinis for Island Batik 
A 60″ x 60″ batting of Quilter’s Dream Angel
A heavenly Batting made with 100% flame retardant fabric.


A one year Premium e-subscription to the Online Quilt Magazine
You will gain access to more than 50 pages of great Quilting Stories, Hints and Tips, How To’s and Bonus Patterns each and every month.

>>>Bonus for all of our participants!!! Online Quilt Magazine also offers a free standard edition! Please visit them to sign up.


Becca Fenstermaker’s Madras About You quilt pattern.

Kathleen McCormick’s Blooming Desert quilt pattern.

*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 typically 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.  

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.

Block patterns are free during the duration of the QAL after which pattern designers may charge for their individual patterns.

Block 12 is the last block of the QAL! Are you ready to put your quilt together?!!!

Hosts will be providing setting ideas for quilt tops in a separate post today.

~Abbie 🌞

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