Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hand Pieced QAL Week 9 Link-up

Welcome to the week 9 (and final) block link-up for the Hand Pieced QAL!  We are so excited to see what you have made!  Find the tutorial for this week's block here.



This link-up will be open for two weeks - until Thursday, April 4 (4 am ET/1 am PT).  Since this is our final block link-up, please make sure you share any blocks that you've not shared in previous link-ups   Each block should be in its own photo!






This week’s prize is the Smart Travel Lamp from The Daylight Company. This modern, portable and multi-purpose lamp has a battery life of up to 10 hours on low light setting and approximately 4 hours at the brightest setting and is ideal when you need light away from a plug. The Daylight Company is the leading market innovator in specialty lighting in the art, needlework, craft, low vision, health & beauty and industrial sectors in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Our Grand Prize link-up will open on Thursday April 4 - we can't wait to see your quilt tops!

Photos can be shared from a blog, Flickr, or Pinterest and much include a  link to Elm Street Quilts or Simple Handmade Everyday.  Photos can also be shared via a public Instagram and must contain the tag #handpiecedqal.  Don't have a way to share?  You can also email them to handpiecedqal at gmail dot com.  Need instructions on how to link-up?  See the tutorial!


Blocks shared must follow the guidelines below to be eligible to win a prize.


We hope you take a few minutes to visit others and make new friends!

Please note - sharing a photo in the link-up gives Elm Street Quilts and Simple Handmade Everyday permission to feature a photo of your block on their sites.  Full attribution will be given.






Guidelines:



  • Blocks must be entirely hand-pieced.  
  • Block must visually match a block from the QAL.  The block can be constructed using different units (ex: using two HST to make a flying geese).. Blocks can also be made a different size.
  • Finished blocks can be shared in any link-up but can only be shared once.  Duplicates will be disqualified.
  • Multiple blocks created by one quilter may be shared in the same link-up.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email.  Winners have 72 hours to claim their prize - if we don't hear back, we will draw another name.  Once winners have claimed their prize, this post will be updated with the winner's name.
  • This prize is only available to be shipped within the US.
For more information on the QAL including catching up with any tutorials you've missed, please visit the main event page - Hand Pieced QAL.   

You can also join our Hand Pieced Quilt Along Facebook Group and / or subscribe to our newsletter so you'll be among the first to know about new block tutorials.



Have a wonderful day! Patty


Monday, March 18, 2019

Hand Piece QAL - The Emmeline Block (Block 9)


Our final block in the Hand Pieced QAL is called Emmeline!  Just like the character in Friendship Album 1933, you might not care so much for Emmeline at first but she will surely grow on you!

Lighting by DaylightThread by Aurifil, Snips by FamoreOLFA 28 mm Rotary Cutter & RulerClover Wonder Clips, & Robot Mom Sews Thread Conditioner
The center block might look complicated but it really just uses assembly techniques from the half-square triangle and the quarter-square triangle.  I just love the tiny pinwheel spinning around in the center.


We can't wait to see your finished blocks - the link-up opens Thursday!  (See the overall QAL post for more information on how to link-up.)

As needed, refer back to our tutorials (including video) on each of the hand piecing skills and basic blocks:
Fabric requirements are available as well as some suggestions of useful tools and notions and a coloring page.  (See overall QAL page for more information.)

Seeing all the blocks shared by everyone has been so much fun.  Next week, we'll give the instructions for sashing and the setings each of us chose.

Kristin is hosting the tutorial for the Emmeline block on Simple Handmade Everyday.  Click image below to visit tutorial and enjoy time piecing this week's block!



Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop and Famore for sponsoring the block tutorials!



The link-up for the Emmeline block - block 9 in our QAL - opens on Thursday, March 21! (Please note that this is the final block link-up.) Finished blocks can be shared in any weekly link-up, however, so don't worry if you get behind.


For more information on the QAL including catching up with any tutorials you've missed, please visit the main event page - Hand Pieced QAL. 

You can also join our Hand Pieced Quilt Along Facebook Group and / or subscribe to our newsletter so you'll be among the first to know about new block tutorials.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hand Pieced QAL Week 8 Link-up

Welcome to the week 8 link-up for the Hand Pieced QAL!  We are so excited to see what you have made!  Find the tutorial for this week's block here.



This link-up will be open for one week - until Thursday, March 21 (4 am ET/1 am PT).  You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week.  When this link-up closes, a new one will open (magic!) so please don't worry if you fall behind.



Green Fairy Quilts  is a wonderful online quilt store that offers precuts, patterns and notions at prices that can't be beat.  They are my source for precuts! Shipping is fast and the selection is wonderful. Green Fairy Quilts is offering a $25 gift certificate to their online store for one lucky winner.

Photos can be shared from a blog, Flickr, or Pinterest and much include a  link to Elm Street Quilts or Simple Handmade Everyday.  Photos can also be shared via a public Instagram and must contain the tag #handpiecedqal.  Don't have a way to share?  You can also email them to handpiecedqal at gmail dot com.  Need instructions on how to link-up?  See the tutorial!

Blocks shared must follow the guidelines below to be eligible to win a prize.

We hope you take a few minutes to visit others and make new friends!

Please note - sharing a photo in the link-up gives Elm Street Quilts and Simple Handmade Everyday permission to feature a photo of your block on their sites.  Full attribution will be given.





Guidelines:

  • Blocks must be entirely hand-pieced.  
  • Block must visually match a block from the QAL.  The block can be constructed using different units (ex: using two HST to make a flying geese).. Blocks can also be made a different size.
  • Finished blocks can be shared in any link-up but can only be shared once.  Duplicates will be disqualified.
  • Multiple blocks created by one quilter may be shared in the same link-up.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email.  Winners have 72 hours to claim their prize - if we don't hear back, we will draw another name.  Once winners have claimed their prize, this post will be updated with the winner's name.
For more information on the QAL including catching up with any tutorials you've missed, please visit the main event page - Hand Pieced QAL.   

You can also join our Hand Pieced Quilt Along Facebook Group and / or subscribe to our newsletter so you'll be among the first to know about new block tutorials.



Have a wonderful day! Patty