“Destination: Quilt Along” Block 2 Release

Welcome to the release of Block 2 of the Destination: Quilt Along. Quilt Retreat Camper is a pattern written and designed by April Adams. You can download the pattern for free during the duration of the QAL by visiting her blog JANDABendQuilts.

Quilt Retreat Camper 12″ x 12″ block by April Adams

April’s block has a simple two piece background with an appliqued design of an adorable teardrop camper.

This summer so many of us are eager to get moving again! With this camper you can go to that Quilt Retreat and bring all your gear in style!


  • With any applique block, I always check to see if my background fabrics show through the applique pieces. A darker or print background may show through lighter colored appliqued pieces. You can always add a piece of light fusible interfacing to the lighter pieces before adhering the applique fusible.
  • If you like your applique blocks to have less stiffness, simply cut out the center of the fusible paper inside the template lines design before adhering to fabric. Leave at lease a 1/4″ to 1/2″ (depending of the template size) around the edges. This technique can create a bit of “puffiness” in the center though, so you have to weigh the choices! I did not cut out the centers on my block. I like to use Heat-n-bond Lite paper.
  • Embroider the edges as desired to secure them; with raw-edge, zigzag or satin stitch to name a few.

Whether you like retro, modern, or campers for “glamping”, have fun and make it your own!

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

Jennifer Fulton of Inquiring Quilter

Karen Thurn of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts

Sherry Shish Powered By Quilting

Segment 1 Prize!

A free six month subscription to Make Modern. An online magazine written by quilters for quilters.

A free PDF pattern of your choice from the inquiring quilter.

Eligibility for Prize Entry for all Participants:

Segment 1 of the QAL includes four blocks that will be released each Tuesday until 7/27/21. You must make all four blocks to be eligible for prize entry.

Segments: Participants can enter the prize drawing by sharing a single photo with all the completed segment blocks on our Facebook group, IG #destinationqal, 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 open to both U.s and International participants.

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

About the QAL: This travel destination themed QAL will have twelve 12″ x 12″ (finished) mystery blocks. Patterns are provided by each block designer 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.

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

The next block will be released on July 20th designed by me! Abbie Danahy of Sparkle On!

Please do join us on this adventure!


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