Hosted by:  Kristin Esser of Simply Everyday Handmade and Patty Dudek of Elm Street Quilts

When: The fun starts in March 2020, with block tutorials, linkups, prizes, community, and all the information you need to know to fall in love with hand piecing!  

(All the info for the Hand Pieced QAL 2019 can be found here)

The Pattern

  • Available for purchase here
  • The download package will include 3 pdfs:
    • All the instructions for each of the QAL blocks and final quilt top settings
    • All the templates for each QAL block
    • Coloring page for each quilt top setting
  • More details:
    • Nine block sampler
    • Blocks finish at 9″
    • Two setting options:
      • Traditional: finishes at 37″ x 37″
      • Modern: finishes at 52″ x 52″
    • Fat quarter friendly

How it works:

  1. Buy the pattern for $10
  2. There will be nine sponsored weekly link-ups that open on specific Thursdays for you to share whichever blocks you finished that week. Each block shared earns you a chance for a prize from that week’s awesome sponsor. Blocks can only be shared in one weekly link-up – duplicates will be disqualified.
  3. There will be four Grand Prize winners. To be eligible for a grand prize, you must:
    • Share a photo of a completed quilt top (i.e. the flimsy) or a completed quilt.
    • The quilt top must be entirely hand pieced.
    • Your quilt top must use at least five unique blocks from the Hand Pieced QAL and must be completed. 
  4. You are welcome to change the size of the blocks– but your finished block must visually match the design of a block from the Hand Pieced QAL and be entirely hand pieced.

The Schedule

Each month (March, April, May) we will share weekly tips and tutorials on stitching each block. Because many of the blocks are template-based, we’ve built in a week each month for prep and catch-up.

  • March 2: Pattern available for purchase
  • March 9: Prep week
  • March 16: Evelyn block
  • March 23: Jane block
  • March 30: Louisa block
  • April 6: Prep week
  • April 13: Penelope block
  • April 20: Cathy
  • April 27: Jo
  • May 4: Prep week
  • May 11: Emma
  • May 18: Claire
  • May 25: Elizabeth

Prize drawings:

  • March 26 – Oliso
  • April 2 – Aurifil
  • April 9 – Famore
  • April 23 – Pineapple Fabrics
  • April 30 – OFLA
  • May 7 – Precision Quilting Tools
  • May 21 – Stella Lights
  • May 28 – Fat Quarter Shop
  • June 4 – Quilter’s Dream

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