Welcome to the 2019 Mystery Quilt Along brought to you by Partners in Design! This year our quilt along is called Sew Let's Quilt Along and features a sewing/quilting theme. For an overview of the quilt along, including how to enter the win giveaways, please see my Introductory Post. If you miss a block along the way, my Quilt Along Page will tell you where to find it.
Block 1 is called Sewing Machine. It was designed by Sandra Healy at Sanda Healy Designs. You can find her pattern and tutorial at Sandra Healy Designs. It seems really appropriate to begin with our trusty sewing machine. The photo of my version is above. You may remember that I am using Salem Quilt Show by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studios. This is a fun collection, but I should warn you that my blocks will be a wild ride of color! (That is just the way I like it.) See photo below.
I will be a fulltime host, so you can come to my blog and see all of the block releases for the entire quilt along. (You might want to subscribe to the JANDA Bend Quilts Newsletter so that you do not miss any.) In addition, I am designing a quilt that uses all of the 13 blocks in the QAL. My quilt design will be released with the 13th block. That's right 13 blocks. Twelve are 12" square, and the first block is 18" by 24". I love a challenge!
My Hints and Suggestions for Making the Block
Where Can I Find Other Versions of This Block?
We have nine hosts for Segment One, and we all made our very own sewing machine blocks. Be sure to visit us all! We all have tips and inspiration. We would love to see comments from you as well!
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter made Sewing Machine Block as well even though she is not a host for this segment. Yeah, Jennifer!
What are the Giveaways for Segment 1?
We will have a prize package at the end of each segment. As well as a Grand Prize at the end of the Quilt Along. The prizes are open to all participants that are at least 18 years old. If you don't remember what I mean by segment, check out the Introductory Post. You will find additional information of interest there as well as a schedule..
How to Enter
To be eligible to win a segment prize, you need to make all of the blocks from that segment. Share a photo or photos of your blocks (in a single post) to be entered.
For segment 1, entries will be open from 12:00 am May 7 to 11:59 pm May 20, 2019 (Eastern time). There are three places you can share your blocks to be entered in the drawing:
Segment 1 Prize Package
We have a wonderful array of prizes for each segment! Here’s the prize package for Segment 1:
To be eligible to win the grand prize, you need to make all 13 blocks from the whole quilt along and turn them into a quilt or other project(s). Quilt tops don’t need to be quilted, but projects do need to be finished. Share a single post that shows all of the blocks in a quilt top or project. It doesn’t matter how many projects or what projects you make, or how many blocks you use in each project as long as you show that you’ve used all 13 blocks in a finished quilt top, project, or projects.
To keep the contest portion of the quilt along fair and fun for everyone, only quilters that use all of the designers' blocks [in a quilt top or project(s)] will be eligible for the grand prize. Likewise, our segment prizes will only be open to those that make all of the designers’ blocks for that segment.
We are really lucky to have some amazing sponsors on board for this quilt along! Please check them out as thanks for supporting us. Bluprint, Dear Stella, Everything Mary, Island Batik, Prym, Shabby Fabrics, Timeless Treasures, Warm Company and Paintbrush Studio. Additionally, many of the block designers are donating their quilt patterns.
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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