Block 5 of the Fall Into a QAL is “Acorn” is designed by Kathleen Scargle McCormick of Kathleen McMusing where you can her download the free patterns! Kathleen has written two versions of her block for you to choose from; the “Pieced Acorn” or the “Split Appliqué Acorn.” Here is my pieced Acorn block, which is … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 5 Release!
I had posted a teaser photo on IG at the beginning of the Mystery QAL #2 hosted Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy of In a Stitch Quilting. Here is my finished project, a mini quilt called “Star Cluster” a pattern available on Threadbare Creations. This mini wall hanging measures 16”x16” and packs a … Continue reading Star Cluster Mini Quilt
Block 4 of the Fall Into a QAL is the “Sunflower Block” designed by Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs, where you can download the free pattern. This is a fun and cheery pieced block. Sandy’s pattern is easy to follow with step by step directions. This block has quite a few pieces, but many are … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 4 Release!
Today is the release of Block 3 of the Fall Into a QAL, “Bonfire,” designed by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting, where you will find her free pattern and tutorial. This fun to make pieced block with appliqué. My process and tips: The border is made up of a total of eight flying geese with … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 3 Release!
Today is the release of Block 2 from the Fall Into a QAL, “Harvest Basket”, designed by April Adams of JANDA Bend Quilts, where you will find the free pattern and tutorial. April’s pieced block looks pleasingly intricate yet is pleasingly easy to make. My tips: I always read through a pattern first just to get an … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 2 Release!
Designer Vanda Chittenden of Quilting with Vanda leads the way of the Fall Into a QAL with Block #1; the Hedgehog quilt block. This critter is fun to make and oh so adorable! To get the free pattern and read Vanda’s block tutorial, visit her blog Quilting with Vanda. My process and tips: This is an … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block #1 Release!
I am so happy to be able announce the launch of the quilt along, Fall Into a QAL, after many months of planning and designing. After the wonderful success of our last (QAL), I Wish You a Merry Quilt A-Long the participating designers and hosts decided to plan another...this one! We collectively came up with a name for … Continue reading Introducing “Fall Into a QAL”!
I’m happy to be participating again in Tracy’s of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy’s of In a Stitch Quilting 2nd Mystery Quilt Along. Here’s the info and you can join along any time. The QAL started April 1st and ends June 30th. The challenge fabric is a pretty delicate floral from Connecting Threads called “Tea Flowers” … Continue reading Mystery QAL #2
After sewing a big project that takes a long time to finish, I have to make some quick and easy ones. A fellow blogger and a talented quilter, Karla of My Sewful Retirement, shared a mug rug tutorial with me from Inspired by Fabric, the Wonky Log Cabin. No pattern required, no exact measurements just fun … Continue reading Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rugs
Spring has been slow to visit us in Pennsylvania. Making this hanging for our front door cheered me up. I used my Kona solids and two pieces of fabric purge survivors, a yellow polka dot and a cotton twill with a cute bird print. I practiced my FMQ and have to say this was the … Continue reading And it was all Yellow 🎵