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Hand Pieced QAL: Grand Prize Link up

Hand Pieced QAL: Grand Prize Link up

We made it! This is the final link up for the Hand Pieced QAL. It started with a simple four patch and ended with a fairly intricately pieced tiny double-pinwheel block! Well done! It has been so fun watching your progress, throwing together impromptu “kitchen […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Grand Prizes Revealed!

Hand Pieced QAL: Grand Prizes Revealed!

Can you believe that we are almost to the end of the QAL? It’s time to turn those gorgeous blocks you’ve been piecing into a quilt top, if you haven’t already! But no worries, we’ve given you lots of time to catch up on blocks […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Sashing and Quilt Top Assembly

Hand Pieced QAL: Sashing and Quilt Top Assembly

It’s week 10 in the Hand Pieced Quilt Along–are you ready to put together your quilt top? The full tutorial for two different settings are over on Patty’s blog, Elm Street Quilts. I can’t believe how fast this QAL has gone! It has been so […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Emmeline Block (Block 9)

Hand Pieced QAL: Emmeline Block (Block 9)

It’s the last block of the Hand Pieced QAL! Can you belive it? Our final block is called Emmeline, because it’s a little bit fancy, just like the character from Friendship Album 1933. It has been so fun to see all the different versions of […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Bess Block (Block 8)

Hand Pieced QAL: Bess Block (Block 8)

It’s week 8 on the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, and today we are hand piecing  the Bess Block. Bess is a no nonsense widow in the novel Friendship Album 1933, and a character that I relate to the most (because she has teenage children, not […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Eula Block (Block 7)

Hand Pieced QAL: Eula Block (Block 7)

Welcome to week 7 of the Hand Pieced Quilt Along. Patty and I named this block Eula, after the accomplished quilter in Friendship Album 1933. I envy Eula in many ways, but mostly because she makes a mean chocolate cake.  As usual, this block is […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Florence Block (Block 6)

Hand Pieced QAL: Florence Block (Block 6)

It’s week 6 on the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, and today we are hand piecing the Florence Block. Florence is the wonderfully inspirational entrepreneur in the novel Friendship Album 1933.  The instructions for this week’s block are over at Patty’s blog, Elm Street Quilts.  Hand […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Dorothy Block (Block 5)

Hand Pieced QAL: Dorothy Block (Block 5)

Are you ready to get started hand piecing the star blocks? Patty and I named the first one Dorothy, after one of the accomplished quilters in the novel Friendship Album 1933. In fact, all of our star blocks are named after characters in the quilting bee […]

Sunshine Baby Quilt

Sunshine Baby Quilt

Let me introduce you to one of my recent finishes, the Sunshine Baby Quilt. This was one of those quilts that had been languishing in as a quilt top for YEARS. And I mean, possibly eight years. (And it was even basted!) You see, back […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Quarter Square Triangles (Block 4)

Hand Pieced QAL: Quarter Square Triangles (Block 4)

Welcome to week 4 of the Hand Pieced Quilt Along! This week we are hand piecing Quarter Square Triangle (or Hourglass) units. The tutorial for this week’s block is over at Patty’s blog, Elm Street Quilts. So, pop on over there for all the instructions. […]