Welcome to the Smashing Quilt Sashing series, where every month we review some sashing options for the Growing up QAL blocks.

The fabric requirements for the sashing options presented in this pattern are for a 12 blocks layout, with 12'' finished blocks.
However in the pattern I try to give you a general idea on how these sashing options work, so you can easily adapt them with different size blocks and using more or fewer blocks.

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Growing up QAL page!
Visit the QAL page to find all information about the quilt layout, all the future blocks and the rules to participate.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts! You find the subscription Google form on the same QAL page (at the end of the page).

Now let's get down to some details.

This month we join our blocks with a 
fun four patches border!

Download the PDF pattern here


Remember that the pattern for the QAL blocks is shared for free via email.
If you shared a picture of last month finished block (in the linky or via email directly with me), you have received this month pattern already!
For the full list of rules and explanation on how/where to share your projects, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules and to the post with my self-interview.
If you shared a picture but you don't get this month pattern by Tuesday, please send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com. I will send you the pattern.

If you were not able to share the picture of the previous pattern, don't worry!
This month pattern is available in my shop for a very small price: if you buy the pattern, make the block and share it before the deadline, you will get future patterns for free again!

If you are new here, you can get this month pattern for free, but you will have to pay for previous month patterns, if you want those blocks too.

If you didn't (or you have troubles with the form) just send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get the pattern out to you.

For the full list of rules of the QAL, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules!

Next week we are going to see some inspirations from quilters on the web using applique techniques to do amazing things!!

So are you excited about this QAL?
I surely am!! Grab my button and share the love (button on the side bar)!
The more people join in, the more fun it will be!!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.

Let's share our blocks, cheer each other up and inspire the quilting community!

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Growing up QAL page
Visit the QAL page to find all information about the quilt layout, all the future blocks and the rules to participate.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts! You find the subscription form on the same QAL page (at the bottom).

This month technique is Stained glass, bias tape applique
We have two different blocks to practise!

Remember that the pattern for the blocks is shared for free via email.
If you shared a picture of last month finished block (in the linky or via email directly with me), you will get this month pattern by the end of today (or maybe you already got it)!
For the full list of rules and explanation on how/where to share your projects, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules and to the post with my self-interview.
If you shared a picture but you don't get this month pattern by Tuesday, please send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com. I will send you the pattern.

If you were not able to share the picture of the previous pattern, don't worry!
This month's pattern is available in my shop for a very small price: if you buy the pattern, make the block and share it before the deadline, you will get future patterns for free again!

If you are new here, you can get this month pattern for free, but you will have to pay for previous month patterns, if you want those blocks too.

And if you need an extra incentive, we are going to have THREE winners for this month. 
So this what you are playing for:

Winner 1
Mad About Patchwork: $40 gift certificate!!

Winner 2
2 fat quarters from our Northcott featured collection (shipped by me, to anywhere in the world!)


Winner 3
Half a yard of Merry And Bright - 121622012 sent by me, anywhere in the world!



I will draw the random winners between all the people entering a picture of one block from August. Multiple blocks will give you multiple entries, as long as they are in separate picture in a separate link in the linky :).

I will announce the winners when I share the next month pattern.

So, let's link up our fun block, friends!



Next week I will give you some sashing ideas for alternate final layouts, and the following week we are going to see some extra inspiration from quilters on the web using this month technique to do amazing things!!

So are you excited about this QAL?
I surely am!! Grab my button and share the love (button on the side bar)!
The more people join in, the more fun it will be!!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.

And we have THREE winners for this month!
The Random drawing picked...

Winner 1: Sue (#481)
Mad About Patchwork: $40 gift certificate!!

Winner 2:  Brenda (#457)
Small spools from Aurifil, sent by me, anywhere in the world! Tula Pink Moonshine Strawberry

Winner 3: Susan (#470)
Half a yard of Merry And Bright - 121622012 sent by me, anywhere in the world!



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I already contacted the winners so they will soon enjoy their lovely prizes!

If you didn't win, don't be too sad! 
You still have plenty of chances in future months and for the final grand prizes!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.

Thanks for sharing all your inspiring blocks for all these months!!! We only have 3 more months to the end!
It's time now to get to the next block of the fun Growing up QAL!

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Growing up QAL page
This is a wonderful Skill Builder, because every month I will be featuring a different technique and we will have step by step instructions to walk you through the entire process, from cut to finishing.

Visit the QAL page to find all the information about the event rules, the quilt layout, all the future techniques and more.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts! You find the subscription form on the same QAL page.

Now let's get down to some details.

This month technique is Bias Tape applique,
We have two different blocks to practise!

Remember that the pattern for the blocks is shared for free via email.
If you shared a picture of last month finished block (in the linky or via email directly with me), you will get this month pattern by the end of today (or maybe you already got it)!
For the full list of rules and explanation on how/where to share your projects, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules and to the post with my self-interview.
If you shared a picture but you don't get this month pattern by Tuesday, please send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com. I will send you the pattern.

If you were not able to share the picture of the previous pattern, don't worry!
By the end of this week, this month pattern will be available in my shop for a very small price: if you buy the pattern, make the block and share it before the deadline, you will get future patterns for free again!

If you are new here, you can get this month pattern for free, but you will have to pay for previous month patterns, if you want those blocks too.

Next week I will feature the link party where you can link up your blocks.
The following week I will give you some sashing ideas for the final quilt, and the weeks after that we are going to see some inspiring work of other quilters using the same technique in different blocks!

So are you excited about this QAL?
I surely am!! Grab my button and share the love (button on the side bar)!
The more people join in, the more fun it will be!!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.

In early August, I announced the Starry Bright Sky QAL and many people subscribed to the mailing list and they seem to be excited about this event!!

Even if the QAL will start in 2018, I decided to start a series of posts (one every 2 weeks, on Sunday) to reveal bits and pieces of the events, so that I can get your feedback and we can get more excited about it!!

I will announce sponsors, featured techniques, color scheme options, layouts, and much much more! There are several special things that I've never seen in other QALs before so I hope you will find them intriguing, inspiring and a learning experience!!

I am working on different layouts, different colorways, sponsors and giveaways, etc. It is going to be extra fun!

If you are interested in learning more about this QAL and join the fun, leave your email address in the Google Form in the QAL page at this link.

In previous weeks I shared:
  1. the inspiration
  2. the sewing techniques that will be used


And now, for today's post...

THE BIG REVEAL of an 11 blocks layout!
Why 11 blocks? Because I will be sharing patterns once a month from January 2018 to November 2018, so that you can have a finished quilt for the 2018 holidays!

IMPORTANT NOTE 1: I will share MORE blocks during the QAL. 
Each month I will share 2 blocks using the same technique.
One block is the monthly block shared today and one will be a mystery revealed each month! :) :)

I may also have bonus patterns... so if you don't like one of the blocks, consider participating anyway because you may fall in love with the companion mystery blocks :) 




What do you think of the blocks? 
Which is the technique you are most excited about? 
Which one are you most curious to try out?

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: The layout presented above is only ONE of the possible way you can set the blocks of the QAL. I will have a very special layout/sashing option to share with all of you in one of the future Starry Bright Sky Sunday posts... it is something unique and fun, because I want to create one of a kind quilt for me, and I think you may be interested in following along on that sashing option too... You have to wait to know more! :)


IMPORTANT NOTE 3: You can use the coloring page to play around with your favorite color combinations. In future posts I will share other color combinations to inspire you,  but for now, take out your pencils and color away!!


Remember to join the mailing list in the Google Form if you don't want to miss out on future posts!

Until next time,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.


Just a few reminders today!! We have been seeing so many beautiful blocks!! I am very happy to see that you are all enjoying this event!!

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Growing up QAL page
Visit the QAL page to find all information about the quilt layout, all the future blocks and the rules to participate.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts! You find the subscription Google form on the same QAL page (at the end of the page).

Now let's get down to some details.

This month technique is Bargello

Remember that the pattern for the block is shared for free via email to the people that shared a picture of last month finished block in the linky party.
If you did that, you should already have the pattern!

If you didn't (and you think you should have) just send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get the pattern out to you.

For the full list of rules and explanation on how/where to share your projects, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules!

And if you need an extra incentive, we are going to have THREE winners for this month. 
The prizes for this month are listed in a previous post! 
You have until September 3rd (11.59 pm EST) to enter your block(s).

I will draw the random winners between all the people entering a picture of one block from this month. Multiple blocks will give you multiple entries, as long as they are in separate picture in a separate link in the linky :). I will announce the winners when I share the next month pattern.

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FOR THIS WEEK INSPIRATION...
There are so many artists that use this month technique to make amazing masterpieces! 
Here I feature just few to give you some different ideas on things you can do with this month skill.
  • Some Pinterest Bargello eye candies
  • Video by Colleen, Fons & Porter, "Fire and Ice"
  • free software: Bargello Sketcher
    The free software (available for Windows) allows you to create Bargello curves simply by sketching them with the mouse, edit your curves by re-sketching the part you want to change. You can create Bargello designs ith or without reflection symmetry, you can create matched-seam or staggered-seam designs and specify the minimum width of Bargello strips to include in your design. The software will give you the design, detailed instructions on pieces counts and pieces positioning. It can be tricky to use at the beginning, as the curves sometimes look weird, but you can easily edit them with few clicks, so it's a great resource!!
****

So, let's link up our fun block, friends!
(I am including the linky in every post so it's easy for everyone to find!)



Next week I will share the next pattern, so get your blocks in the linky if you want the next pattern for FREE!!

So are you excited about this QAL?
I surely am!! Grab my button and share the love (button on the side bar)!
The more people join in, the more fun it will be!!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.

Welcome to the Smashing Quilt Sashing series, where every month we review some sashing options for the Growing up QAL blocks.

The fabric requirements for the sashing options presented in this pattern are for a 12 blocks layout, with 12'' finished blocks.
However in the pattern I try to give you a general idea on how these sashing options work, so you can easily adapt them with different size blocks and using more or fewer blocks.

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Growing up QAL page!
Visit the QAL page to find all information about the quilt layout, all the future blocks and the rules to participate.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts! You find the subscription Google form on the same QAL page (at the end of the page).

Now let's get down to some details.

This month we join our blocks with a 
simple shadow box border!

Download the PDF pattern here


Remember that the pattern for the QAL blocks is shared for free via email.
If you shared a picture of last month finished block (in the linky or via email directly with me), you have received this month pattern already!
For the full list of rules and explanation on how/where to share your projects, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules and to the post with my self-interview.
If you shared a picture but you don't get this month pattern by Tuesday, please send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com. I will send you the pattern.

If you were not able to share the picture of the previous pattern, don't worry!
This month pattern is available in my shop for a very small price: if you buy the pattern, make the block and share it before the deadline, you will get future patterns for free again!

If you are new here, you can get this month pattern for free, but you will have to pay for previous month patterns, if you want those blocks too.

If you didn't (or you have troubles with the form) just send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get the pattern out to you.

For the full list of rules of the QAL, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules!

Next week we are going to see some inspirations from quilters on the web using applique techniques to do amazing things!!

So are you excited about this QAL?
I surely am!! Grab my button and share the love (button on the side bar)!
The more people join in, the more fun it will be!!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.

In early August, I announced the Starry Bright Sky QAL and many people subscribed to the mailing list and they seem to be excited about this event!!

Even if the QAL will start in 2018, I decided to start a series of posts (one every 2 weeks, on Sunday) to reveal bits and pieces of the events, so that I can get your feedback and we can get more excited about it!!

I will announce sponsors, featured techniques, color scheme options, layouts, and much much more! There are several special things that I've never seen in other QALs before so I hope you will find them intriguing, inspiring and a learning experience!!

I am working on different layouts, different colorways, sponsors and giveaways, etc. It is going to be extra fun!

If you are interested in learning more about this QAL and join the fun, leave your email address in the Google Form in the QAL page at this link.


And now, for today's post...

Let me share the lineup of techniques that we are going to cover as the months go by!!
  1. Applique Silhouette
  2. Traditional piecing
  3. Fabric folding/origami
  4. Improvisational piecing
  5. Fabric cutout (paper snowflake style)
  6. Curved piecing
  7. Fabric weaving
  8. English paper piecing
  9. Foundation paper piecing
  10. Embroidery
  11. New York Beauty
What do you think of this list? 
Which is the technique you are most excited about? 
Which one are you most curious to try out?


For some additional fun... 
I started playing around with the concept of creating stickers that you can use in your planner/journal to add visual and colorful reminders about the QAL and about all the important things in your life that you need to fit in your busy schedule!

You can download the PDF clicking the link below. Print them on shipping label paper, cut them out and decorate your planners and journals! If you use them, let me know what you think of them! I would love to hear your feedback!!


Remember to join the mailing list in the Google Form if you don't want to miss out on future posts!

Until next time,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.


Let's share our blocks, cheer each other up and inspire the quilting community!

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Growing up QAL page
Visit the QAL page to find all information about the quilt layout, all the future blocks and the rules to participate.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts! You find the subscription form on the same QAL page (at the bottom).

This month technique is Bargello
We have two different blocks to practise!

Remember that the pattern for the blocks is shared for free via email.
If you shared a picture of last month finished block (in the linky or via email directly with me), you will get this month pattern by the end of today (or maybe you already got it)!
For the full list of rules and explanation on how/where to share your projects, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules and to the post with my self-interview.
If you shared a picture but you don't get this month pattern by Tuesday, please send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com. I will send you the pattern.

If you were not able to share the picture of the previous pattern, don't worry!
This month's pattern is available in my shop for a very small price: if you buy the pattern, make the block and share it before the deadline, you will get future patterns for free again!

If you are new here, you can get this month pattern for free, but you will have to pay for previous month patterns, if you want those blocks too.

And if you need an extra incentive, we are going to have THREE winners for this month. 
So this what you are playing for:

Winner 1
Mad About Patchwork: $40 gift certificate!!

Winner 2
Small spools from Aurifil, sent by me, anywhere in the world! Tula Pink Moonshine Strawberry

Winner 3
Half a yard of Merry And Bright - 121622012 sent by me, anywhere in the world!



I will draw the random winners between all the people entering a picture of one block from August. Multiple blocks will give you multiple entries, as long as they are in separate picture in a separate link in the linky :).

I will announce the winners when I share the next month pattern.

So, let's link up our fun block, friends!



Next week I will give you some sashing ideas for alternate final layouts, and the following week we are going to see some extra inspiration from quilters on the web using this month technique to do amazing things!!

So are you excited about this QAL?
I surely am!! Grab my button and share the love (button on the side bar)!
The more people join in, the more fun it will be!!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.

And we have THREE winners for this month!
The Random drawing picked...

Winner 1: Trudy (#421)
Mad About Patchwork: $40 gift certificate!!

Winner 2: Sandra (#439)
Small spools from Aurifil, sent by me, anywhere in the world! TID BITS by Jeni Baker


Winner 3: Tini (#418)
2 fat quarters from our Northcott featured collection (shipped by me, to anywhere in the world!)



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I already contacted the winners so they will soon enjoy their lovely prizes!

If you didn't win, don't be too sad! 
You still have plenty of chances in future months and for the final grand prizes!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!


Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.