Block 3 is Bonfire by Sherry Shish at Powered by Quilting, Her pattern and tutorial can be found at Powered by Quilting. As a host, I am presenting my version of the block and my tips for completing it. All 12 of the blocks in the Fall into a QAL quilt along will be available for free on the designer's web site until November 13, 2018 at midnight EST. I will 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.
Sherry's Bonfire Block is a fun block to make! I particularly enjoyed selecting the fabrics for the bonfire!
This block is made by first piecing a 12 1/2" background square and then appliquing the bonfire to the center of the block. I chose to use green leafy fabric for the edges of the background square.
The first step is to cut the pieces for the pieced background square. The photo shows the squares and rectangles that need to be cut.
I made 8 Flying Geese using the beige background rectangles and 16 of the green squares, I made them using the flipped corners method. I drew a diagonal line on each of the 16 squares with a pencil and stitched along the line just inside the fold line. Then I trimmed the seam to 1/4" and pressed the seam toward the green fabric. I repeated this process for each Flying Geese patch. See photos.
I sewed another square to the other side of rectangle along the drawn diagonal line. Then, I trimmed the seam to 1/4" and pressed the seam toward the green fabric. I used this process to make a total of 8 Flying Geese patches. See photos.
I sewed 4 pairs of Flying Geese as shown below. Then I sewed the remaining 4 squares to each end of 2 Flying Geese pairs. See photos.
Then I sewed a Flying Geese Pair to each side of the background square and added the Flying Geese Pairs with squares to the top and bottom of the block. See photos.
I used raw edge applique to make the bonfire. I traced the shapes onto the paper side of the Heat n' Bond Lite and rough cut the shapes about 1/8" away from the line. I found it helpful to write the letter of each piece on the paper. Then I ironed the shapes onto the fabric following manufacturer's instructions. Finally, I cut out the shapes along the drawn lines.
In order to assemble the bonfire, I used a non-stick applique sheet. This allowed me to assemble the bonfire without having to center the pieces on the background square. I removed the paper backing of each piece before lightly pressing it down. Once I had assembled the bonfire, I peeled it off the applique sheet, centered the bonfire on the background square and ironed it on.
Finally, using a straight stitch in matching thread, I stitched around the exposed edges of each applique piece. See photos below.
Where Can I FInd the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorial?
Go to Sherry Shish at Powered by Quilting for the pattern, templates, and designer tutorial.
What Are the Giveaways for Block 3: Bonfire?
How Can I Find Our Block 3 Sponsors?
One free pattern of your choice from the Powered by Quilting Shop
Seam-Fix™ Double-Sided Seam Ripper
Omnigrid 4 1/2” square ruler
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaway for Block 3?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by June 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST:
How Will the Winner Be Chosen?
The winner will be randomly selected from those who post photos of their completed blocks by the deadline. Although creativity is encouraged, the block must follow the design for this two-week period. You must be 18 to enter.
I Want to See More Versions of the Block. Who Are the Other Hosts?
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts That's Me!
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilting With Vanda
I Have Questions. Whom Can I Ask?
You can ask me in a comment to this post or in an email, or you can ask the designer at Powered by Quilting.
When Will the Next Block be Released?
June 26, 2018
Where Will I Be Able to Find Block 4 on June 26, 2018?
You can find Block 4 by Sandy Maxfield at SandyStar Designs. My version of her block and a link to her pattern will be right here on my blog! All block links will be available on the Partners in Design Facebook and on any of the Host's blogs which are listed above.
What Group Is Organizing This Quilt Along?
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. They 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 SandyStar 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?
In addition, the following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes:
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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