Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hand Pieced QAL Grand Prize Link-up

Can you believe we are at the end of the QAL?

It all began with the simple 4 patch.  Now here we are, nine block patterns, dozens of tutorials, hundreds of hand pieced blocks and a continually growing Facebook community.

Kristin and I have enjoyed every single minute!  Every block, every stitch, every opportunity to share our love for hand piecing!

And for those of you asking what comes next, we have some ideas but give us some time to finish up this QAL first!
Just getting started?  You still have time to get caught up!  All the information you need can be found here on the main event page.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we've assembled some amazing grand prize packages.  There will be four Grand Prize winners. (Read more about the grand prizes on this post.)

To be eligible for a Grand Prize, you must:

  • Share a photo of a completed quilt top (i.e. the flimsy) or a completed quilt in the link-up below or via email. All entries must be submitted by midnight April 30 ET / 9 pm April 30 PT.
  • The quilt top (blocks, sashing and borders) must be entirely hand pieced.
  • Quilt tops must use at least five unique blocks from the Hand Pieced QAL.  You can use any layout that you chose for your quilt top.  (Instructions for two possible layouts can be found here.)
  • Blocks can be constructed using different units (ex: using two HST to make a flying geese).. Blocks can also be made a different size.
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 names of the winners.
Photos can be shared from a blog, Flickr, or Pinterest and must 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. Please put the words GRAND PRIZE entry in the email subject line.  Need instructions on how to link-up? See the tutorial!

Quilts shared must follow the guidelines above to be eligible to win a prize.

Congratulations to Danice, Olivia, Barbara & Carla - the lucky grand prize winners!! (updated 5/8)

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.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Thanks for this great QAL, Patty! I learned so much and found out I really enjoy hand-piecing. Hoping to get my quilt finished this week.

  2. This was truly a learning experience, hand-piecing. It was also a ton of fun. Thank you and Kristen for hosting.

  3. Thank you both for a wonderful quilt along! I learned a lot and loved seeing so many people take the plunge and hand piece...and enjoy it!

  4. I finished my top!! I made all nine blocks and hand pieced the entire top. Thanks to you and Kristin for hosting. I would not be opposed to a small hand piecing project from time to time.

  5. These are all awesome quilts! I am still working on my last block... Great to see all these finishes! Thanks for the QAL, Patty and Kristin!!


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