Welcome to the release of Block 4 of the Destination: Quilt Along. “Turtle Beach Block” is a pattern written and designed by Jennifer Fulton. You can download the pattern for free during the duration of the QAL by visiting her blog The Inquiring Quilter.
Jennifer’s block has a simple two pieced background that is cut and sewn on the diagonal creating the shore and sea line, where you will find two precious sea turtles making their way to the ocean. The turtles are appliqued.
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.
Be sure to label all of your individual applique pieces on the paper side of the fusible, this takes any guess work out of the assembly.
Embroider the edges as desired to secure them; with raw-edge, zigzag or satin stitch to name a few.
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 The Inquiring Quilter ➡➡➡Designer
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.