Harmony QAL: Rectangle Unit Construction & Link Up

Harmony QAL: Rectangle Unit Construction & Link Up

We are ready to assemble our Rectangle Units Harmony Hand Pieced Quilt Along! These come together really quickly–and it’s so exciting because after this we sew the whole, big block together.

Keep sharing those units over in the Facebook group. It’s going to be so fun to see everyone’s blocks and throw quilts come together!

This is our second link-up post for prizes. All that info is at the end of this post–so if that’s what you are here for, scroll on down.

(Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy from them, at no additional cost to you.)

Rectangle Unit Construction

Just three simple seams to put this unit together–or maybe just two if you have already sewn those flying geese units into pairs (which I clearly had not when I took this photo!).

By this point, I don’t have many tips and tricks left for you! Basically, you just really want to focus on matching up those seam intersections, so that you have nice points (I’ve circled them above). One area to focus on is the edges of the Triangle in a Square units. There is a lot of fabric that comes together at those points, so I do a lot of pinning and checking that everything is where I want it to be. Then once again, take a couple of stitches right before the seam intersection, slide your need straight through the seam, and take a couple of stitches on the other side to make sure everything is secure.

Also check that you aren’t cutting off your points, both on the Flying Geese units, and where the Triangle in a square butts up against the Flying Geese. On this unit, I didn’t quite hit that point perfectly, but I’d much rather there be a little bit of extra fabric above the point, than to cut the point off.

Again, I like to give the units a press at this point. You will thank yourself later when you are pressing the whole block! And it’s a good way to make sure that your are happy with how your points came out.

Don’t forget to pop on over to Patty over at Elm Street Quilts to see her Rectangle Units as well.

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.


Our fabulous sponsors have provided wonderful, useful prizes that you are going to love! Patty and I use all of these great products regularly!

  • Oliso reinvents products that surprise, delight and simplify life including the Oliso Mini Project Iron™ which brings you the power of a full size iron in a compact design for home and away.   Oliso is offering a Mini Project Iron to two lucky winners.  
  • The Daylight Company brings daylight indoors with their innovative and functional lamps in the art, needlework, craft, low vision, and beauty markets. They are generously offering a Clip-On Travel lamp to one lucky winner.
  • OLFA cutting tools get the job done for quilts and crafters, professionals, and hobbyists. With OLFA cutters, you get the job done quickly without sacrificing accuracy.  OLFA is generously offering a great prize package including precision scissors, 1” x 12” ruler, and a Navy Splash Cutter to one lucky participant.
  • Quilters Dream Batting uses the finest fibers and state of the art manufacturing to bring you quilt batting of unsurpassed quality and consistency.  They use the softest silkiest high-quality fibers so that your quilt will resist shrinkage and stay soft yet strong and wonderfully drapeable. Quilters Dream will send one Queen sized batting to one lucky winner.
  • C&T Publishing is a craft book publisher with a list of books and products across a range of subjects including quilting, sewing, embroidery, cozy mysteries, Cosplay, and more. They are generously supplying a quilty eco-tote and pouch so that you can shop in style! The environmentally conscious tote and pouch are made from recycled water bottles and feature designs by prominent quilters like Bonnie Hunter and Jennifer Sampou.

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 the Corner Unit in the Harmony Hand Pieced QAL pattern.  (If you’ve already assembled the Harmony block and don’t have a photo of just the corner unit, share a photo of your Harmony block.)
  • Units can be made a different size.
  • Multiple corner 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.

Looking for the Harmony pattern?