Block 10 is Patchwork Pickles by Sandra Healy at Sandra Healy Designs. Sandra has designed a fun block that has applique fruits and vegetables on a pieced background. Sandra's pattern and tutorial can be found at Sandra Healy Designs. There are only two more blocks to go! As a host for the Fall into a QAL quilt along, I am presenting my version of her block and my tips for completing it. All 12 of the blocks in the Fall into a QAL quilt along will be available free of charge on the designer's web site until November 13, 2018 at midnight EST. I will be offering links to the released block patterns on my Quilt Alongs page until then. Collect them all!
In addition, I will be showing my version of the block every two weeks here on my blog. Want to keep track of all of the released blocks? Subscribe to the JANDA Bend Quilts Newsletter. You can also join our Partners in Design Facebook Group to follow the block releases and see the blocks of others.
I really like this block because I like to can all kinds of pickles. I have canned pickled cucumbers, green peppers, green beans, and Jalapeno peppers. I have even pickled watermelon rinds! Well I had to try it at least once! I have not done much pickling this year because I have been so busy, but I have high hopes for next year!
The first step in making this block is to cut the pieces for the 12 1/2" by 12 1/2" background square which consists of empty jars and background rectangles.. See the photo below.
Using the Stitch and Flip method, I then made the glass portion of the empty jars. Then I sewed on the lids of the jars and the background rectangles. See phots below.
Now the jars are ready to be filled! Sandra uses raw edge appliques to fill the smaller jar with pears and the larger jar with carrots. I used Heat N' Bond Lite to make and fuse the applique pieces. This time I fused directly "into" the jars. Usually I fuse the applique pieces on a Teflon sheet. However, this time I wanted to make sure that the fruits and vegetables fit into the jars, so I fused directly on the background square. After the applique pieces were fused, I sewed the raw edges down. I used a buttonhole stitch on all of the pieces except for the stems on the pears. They were very small, so I used a straight stitch. See photos below.
Next it was time to make the label. I am a beginner when it comes to hand embroidery, so I decided to use the letter embroidery on my sewing machine. I decided to label the contents as well. I did not have any stabilizer, so I decided to try using the Heat N' Bond Lite to stabilize the stitching. That meant that I could then fuse the label directly onto the block as well. I think that it worked rather well. Finally, using a blanket stitch, I stitched down the edges of the label. See photo below.
I enjoyed making this block. Thanks, Sandra! I hope that I can fill some jars next year with vegetables from my garden.
Where Can I Find the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorials?
Go to Sandra Healy at Sandra Healy Designs for the pattern and designer tutorial.
What Are the Giveaways for Block 10: Patchwork Pickles?
Block 10 Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate to Fort Worth fabric studio
and a PDF pattern of your choice from Sandra Healy Designs
Fort Worth fabric studio is an online-only fabric store, based in Texas, USA, specializing in beautiful quilt fabrics & batiks for quilters and the creative seamstress.
Sandra Healy is a member of Partners in Design.
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How Do I Enter to Win the Giveaway for Block 10?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by October 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST:
Fall into a QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design. All the bloggers in the Partners in Design Group met through the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. The bloggers are:
Abbie at Sparkle On (Host + Block 11 Designer)
April at JANDA Bend Quilts (Host + Block 2 Designer) That's me!
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting (Host + Block 7 Designer)
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter (Host + Block 8 Designer)
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats (Host + Block 9 Designer)
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing (Block 5 Designer)
Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs (Block 10 Designer)
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs (Block 4 Designer)
Sherry at Powered by Quilting (Host + Block 3 & 6 Designer)
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda (Host + Block 1 & 12 Designer)
We are a group of quilt designers and bloggers who are friends and who like to work together.
Who Are the Sponsors of This Quilt Along?
The following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts That's me!
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda
Thanks for joining me and Happy Quilting!
This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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