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Book Club QAL: Parade of Quilts!

Book Club QAL: Parade of Quilts!

I can’t believe it! It’s over! What a wonderful QAL this has been. The community, the inspiration, learning new skills–it was amazing! We didn’t want to end it without showing off all of the lovely quilts that were submitted to the line-up. The beauties below […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Grand Prize Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Grand Prize Link-up

Welcome to the Grand Prize Link-up for the Book Club: A Hand Pieced QAL! This link-up will be open until midnight July 15 EDT / 9 pm July 14 PDT. You have plenty of time to turn those beautiful blocks into a quilt top! Just […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 11 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 11 Link-up

This link-up will be open for two weeks – until Thursday, June 11 (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 so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

I can’t believe it! We’re here! The ninth and final block of the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Elizabeth. Our lovely Elizabeth is from the book Into the Wilderness. It’s a generational story which is represented by the Elizabeth being the corner […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 10 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 10 Link-up

This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, May 28 (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 so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Here we are at block 8 out of 9! As I mentioned last week, this month we are tackling curved piecing. We started with some gentle curves with the Emma block. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Claire. […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 9 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 9 Link-up

This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, May 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 so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Here we are at the last month of the Quilt Along! This month we are tackling curved piecing–which I think is easier when sewing by hand. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Emma. We named this block after […]

How to Hand Piece Curves

How to Hand Piece Curves

In the Book Club pattern, we have several blocks that require sewing curves. It’s not difficult, but there is a technique to it. And the technique is exactly the same whether you are sewing by hand or machine. Here are our next three curvy blocks. […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 7 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 7 Link-up

This link-up will be open for two weeks – until Thursday, May 14 (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 so please don’t […]