Here is my setting for the 12 Fall into a QAL Blocks! I call the quilt "Welcome Fall". It feels so good to see all 12 blocks in their places! It has been fun, but it is time to complete our quilts. I used a medallion setting for my blocks. It kind of reminds me of Laura Piland's setting from theI Wish You a Merry QAL last year, except that I am using part of a panel for my center. Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts designed her own center. Below is a diagram of the setting. The center block was cut from a panel. Then the 12 blocks were arranged about the center.
In order for the spacing to work out, I had to add a border around the panel so that the center block measured a total of 24 1/2" square before adding the surrounding blocks.
The finished center block measured 48" square, and the finished size of the 12 blocks were each 12" square.
Then, I simply added a 5 1/2" border with cornerstones. The cornerstones were cut from the panel as well.
The original panel is shown below. I cut the center medallion and the cornerstones from that panel as shown below.
My center medallion cut was 18" square. I cut 3 3/4" strips to add a border. The center medallion with the border measured 24 1/2". I chose a batik for the border that I thought would help blend the center medallion and the surrounding blocks. See the photo below.
Then I tried out various arrangements of the blocks and chose the one below. I was looking for a balance of interest and color.
Finally, I sewed the blocks together and added the outer border and cornerstones. The cornerstones were 5 1/2" square and the outer border was 5 1/2". The completed quilt will be approximately 58" by 58". See photos below.
This has been a fun quilt along for me. I hope that you have enjoyed it as well. Please note that 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.
We are in the middle of planning another quilt along for 2019. To keep up with all the news, subscribe to the JANDA Bend Quilts Newsletter. You can also join our Partners in Design Facebook Group. Announcements will be made there.
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. 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.
What Is the Grand Prize?
One Warm Company Queen Size Batting.
Exclusive Shabby Fabric quilt pattern “Blessings of Spring” designed by Jennifer Bosworth. The pattern set includes patterns for all 9 blocks to finish to 56" x 62".
An Omnigrid Zipper Pouch containing an Omnigrid 4” square ruler and a
pair of 4-Inch Needlecraft Scissors.
*Onmigrid is a Dritz company*
A six month subscription to the e-magazine Make Modern.
How Do I Enter to Win the Grand Prize Giveaway?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by November 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST:
1. Upload a photo of your completed quilt top that uses all 12 Fall into a QAL Blocks by clicking on the Blue Frog below. Note you can enter on any Host's website. You only need to enter once.
2. Upload a photo of your completed quilt top that uses all of the Fall into a QAL Blocks to the Partners in Design Facebook Group
3. Upload a photo of your completed quilt top that uses all of the Fall into a QAL Blocks to Instagram using #fallintoaqal
How Will the Winner Be Chosen?
The winner will be randomly selected from those who post photos of their completed quilt tops by the deadline. Although creativity is encouraged, each of the 12 blocks must follow the posted design. You must be 18 to enter.
I Want to See More Settings of the blocks. Who Are the Other Hosts?
Abbie Danahy at Sparkle On
April Adams at JANDA Bend Quilts <--That's me!
Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sherry Shish at Powered by Quilting
Vanda Chittenden at Quilting with Vanda
I Have Questions. Who Can I Ask?
You can ask me in a comment to this post or in an email or any of the other Hosts.
Who are the Sponsors for the 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
To see links to my other posts in the Fall into a QAL Quilt Along, click on the button below.
Be looking for the 2019 Partners in Design Quilt Along!
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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