“Destination: Quilt Along” Block 3 Release

Welcome to the release of Block 3 of the Destination: Quilt Along. “Fair in Square” is a pattern written and designed by me, Abbie Danahy here at Sparkle On!

Fair in Square 12″ x 12″ Block

Click on icon below to download the free pattern:

This is a block with a single piece background with applique and three dimensional pennant banners.

The idea for my block came from a photo I took at the Bloomsburg Fair in Pennsylvania. Last summer I really missed going to fairs and festivals. Some are returning this summer but it’s nice to have one preserved in our travel themed quilt!

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.

Cut out the two windows in the truck after you after ironed on the adhesive paper. Gently fold the piece at the center of each window and cut an opening. Then it will be easier to trim out the inside.

I arranged the shapes and adhered all three at the same time.

Embroider the edges as desired to secure them; with raw-edge, zigzag or satin stitch to name a few.

I recommend that you applique and embroider the ice cream cone truck shapes before adding the pennant banners.

You will be making binding tape to hold the pennants. The pattern has complete instructions for this technique. I used three different fabrics for the pennants but you can use all the same or any kind of combination you like! Remember to pick one to leave out as you will be making nine but only using eight.

If you have any questions about making this block, please don’t hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment here or emailing me at sparkilyblog@gmail.com. You can also join the our Partners in Design Facebook group to talk with the designers and participants of this QAL.

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 27th designed by Jennifer Fulton of the inquiring quilter.

Please do join us on this adventure!

~Abbie

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