Here it is my completed quilt top. I decided to enhance my Salem Quilt Guild fabric theme by adding printed blocks cut from Meg Hawkey's coordinating panel from the same line at Crabapple Hill Studios. I really like the airy feel of separating the blocks with a light tone on tone fabric.
The photos below show the blocks that were cut from the panel. Aren't they fun? I think that they add a lot to the final quilt top.
FIguring out the custom design was pretty easy using the Electric Quilt 8 software by The Electric Quilt Company (not an affiliate link). I learned how make custom layouts at the The EQ Academy last spring. The quilt can also be planned using graph paper. However, it's really nice to be able to rearrange using Electric Quilt 8 instead of erasing.
First, I arranged the Sew Let's Quilt blocks in a pleasing pattern, but I soon figured out that I had to take into consideration how I would piece them together. That's when I decided to make the quilt top in three rectangular sections. Then, I had to figure out how to piece the space between the blocks.
The photo below shows the final layout. The dark turquoise blocks are the QAL Blocks (12 12" blocks and the 18" by 24" block). The light yellow blocks are cut from the Salem Quilt Guild Panel or coordinating fabric. I added a small border to the large rectangular panel block because I wanted it to be the same size as the 18" by 24" Sewing Machine block. The light turquoise blocks are the spacers that combine the other blocks..
The photos below show the sections of the quilt. I pieced each section and then sewed the sections together.
After the sections were sewn together, I added a 2 1/2" border. I had thought about adding an additional border or making the border wider, but I wanted to leave the quilt at 64" by 82" so that I could use it in my Glamper.
If you want the measurements of the pieces in each section, click the button below to download a pdf file with all measurements.
We have a prize package at the end of each segment and a Grand Prize at the end of the Quilt Along. The prizes are open to all participants who 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 do I Enter for the Segment 3 Prizes?
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 3, entries will be open from 12:00 am August 27 to 11:59 pm September 9, 2019 (Eastern time). There are three places you can share your blocks to be entered in the drawing:
Segment 3 Prize Package
4” Needlecraft Scissors from Omnigrid (a Prym Company)
A 5 Piece Fat Quarter bundle from the “Ring Ring” collection by Hoodie Crescent (color Cinnamon) Paintbrush Studio Fabrics
A Craft Storage Tool Box from Everything Mary
A 13 piece Fat Quarter Bundle of the Colette Collection from Timeless Treasures:
A free digital pattern from each of the Segment 3 designers!
Laura Piland from Slice of Pi Quilts
Becca Fenstermaker from Pretty Piney
Sandy Maxfield from SandyStar Designs
April Adams from JANDA Bend Quilts (Christmas Tree Farm Table Runner pattern)
How Do I Enter for the Grand Prize?
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.
To be eligible to win the Grand Prize, you need to share a photo or photos of your completed quilt top or completed projects (in a single post) to be entered.
Grand Prize entries will be open from 12:00 am August 27 to 11:59 pm September 23, 2019 (Eastern time). There are three places you can share your blocks to be entered in the drawing:
Partners in Design wants to extend a special thanks to Timeless Treasures and Shabby Fabrics for supporting us throughout the Sew Let’s QAL!
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.
Prize Graphics were designed by Abbie Danahy @ Sparkle On!
If you want ideas for small projects, visit the following designers' blogs:
Abbie Danahy @ Sparkle On!
Jennifer Fulton @ Inquiring Quilter
Kathleen McCormick @ Kathleen McMusing
Karen Thurn @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sandy Maxfield @ SandyStar Designs
If you are making a quilt, visit the following designers' blogs for their quilt top finishes:.
April Adams (That's me!) @ JANDA Bend Quilts
Bobbi Bridgeman @ Snowy Days Quilting
Becca Fenstermaker @ Pretty Piney
Sherry Shish @ Powered by Quilting
Hope to see your Segment 3 and Grand Prize Entries!
Comments and questions are welcome!
This post was first published by 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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