Monday, April 26, 2021

Harmony QAL Rectangle Units & Link-up

Let's make some Rectangle Units!  Each Harmony block needs 4 Rectangle Units which means you'll need 16 if you are making the throw sized quilt.   We are in the home stretch now!

We've got our second check-in link-up and a chance to win prizes - scroll down to enter!

Just a few straight seam and you'll Rectangle Unit will be assembled!  The most important tip to remember is to sew the piece with the most seams on top so you can sew through the seams.

Rectangle Unit Link-up

It is time to share your Rectangle Units!  Whether you’ve got one Rectangle Unit sewn, all four for a wall hanging, or all 16 for the throw quilt, gather them up and share a photo!   If you’ve already sewn the Rectangle Units into a Harmony block, just share a photo of the block.

This link-up will be open until midnight, Sunday, May 9, 2021.  Missed the chance to share your Corner Units in our first link-up?  Go ahead and add them here. The Grand Prize link-up for your final quilt top link-up (quilted or just a flimsy) opens May 17, 2021 and closes at the end of June.

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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 and/or #harmonyhpqal   Photos can also be unloaded directly into the link-up from your computer.

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!

Units 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
  • Units must be entirely hand-pieced.
  • Units must visually match either the Rectangle Units or the Corner Units in the  Harmony Hand Pieced QAL pattern. (If you’ve already assembled the Harmony block and don’t have a photo of just the Rectangle Unit, share a photo of your Harmony block.)
  • Units can be made a different size.
  • Units shared in the first Harmony Hand Pieced QAL link-up should not be shared in this second link-up.
  • Multiple Rectangle Units created by one quilter should be shared in a single photo. 
  • 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 names.
The Basics 

Still need the pattern for Harmony?  Grab yours now!  

Harmony is a large single block - make one and you've got a lovely wall hanging (28'' x 28'') or join 4 Harmony blocks together for a lovely throw sized quilt (56'' x 56'').  Did you miss the QAL announcement?  You can find more information here!  If you have any trouble ordering the pattern, please don't hesitate to email us at - we'll be happy to help!

Whether you are making the wall hanging or the throw sized quilt, we recommend you cut just the pieces you need to make a single Harmony block.  Once you've sewn a few units and have some experience cutting with templates, you can go back and cut the rest of the pieces for all the Harmony blocks you need.

Please consult the tutorials for Using TemplatesMarking Stitching Linesand the Running Stitch if you need some tips.

Stay in touch and join our community so you don't miss a thing!  

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Thanks, again, for a beautiful design, Patty! Mine is coming together nicely.

  2. I do try to sew with most seams on top, but I do struggle when there are multiple intersections of seams. I'll need to check out the videos again.


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