Sew Let’s QAL – Block 13

Lucky 13 is here as we have arrived at the last block in our series. Our designer this week is April from Janda Bend Quilts. This is her second block – thanks April – and I am sure you will have fun playing with it. You can see her block “Who’s Got the Thimble” and get the pattern here. I love this idea – a few shelves of thimbles, but one is missing!

Hint 1: Pair up your fabrics:
I went through my scraps of batiks and found a group of fabrics that I liked. I think it makes it easier if you have them matched as you plan your block. You can trim in pairs, making it easy!

Hint 2: Use a Freezer Paper Template
I used mine to iron on the pieces and trim them down. I loved that I didn’t have to keep measuring the 3/4″.

Hint 3: Offset your backgrounds
I made sure there was a little offset on each of the thimbles. They lined up pretty well this way.

Hint 4: Chain Piecing
I lined up the pieces and worked on the assembling the rows in a group. I first added a background to the left side of all the thimbles. Then I arranged the rows. Once I knew which was the right side thimble, I then added a background piece. Then I assembled the rows.

This is it!!! You now have the patterns for all 13 blocks. I also have a blog publishing today with my Segment 3 – small project. I kind of like this one, as it is a great way to both display and use the blocks! Check it out here.

Our hosts below have great hints – check them out.

Segment 3: July 16th to September 10
Full Time Hosts for Quilts:

April Adams @ Janda Bend Quilts
Becca Fenstermaker @ Pretty Piney Quilts
Bobbi Bridgeman @ Snowy Days Quilting
Sherry Shish @ Powered by Quilting

Full Time Hosts for Small Projects:
Abbie Danahy @ Sparkle On!
Jennifer Fulton @ Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sandy Maxfield @ SandyStar Designs

Segment 3 Small Projects Host:
Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing

Calendar of Events

July 16th – Block 10: Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
July 30th – Block 11: Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts
August 13th – Block 12: Sandy @ SandyStar Designs
August 27th – Block 13: April @ JANDA Bend Quilts
and Segment Project and Quilt Setting Suggestions
September 10th – Segment 3 Prize Winner Announced!
September 24th – Grand Prize Winner Announced!

To be eligible to win a segment prize, you need to make all of the blocks from that segment. You just need one picture with the last 4 blocks finished to enter. Share a photo or photos of your blocks (in a single post) to be entered. Entries will be open from 12:00 am August 27th  to 11:59 pm September 10, 2019 (Eastern time). Finish all blocks in this segment and post on either
our linky party,
our facebook page or
instagram with #sewletsqal.

And there is a Grand Prize, too.  You will need to post between 8/27 @12:00 am through 11:59 pm 9/23. Winner will be selected on September 24th. One Rule – One Picture! of either a finished quilt top or your small projects that include all of the blocks. Posting is the same; you can post on either
our linky party,
our facebook page or
instagram with #sewletsqal.

Coming Up on the Blog:
8/27 Segment 3 Project
9/3 Quilters Meet and Greet
9/4 Barn Quilt BOM Month 1
9/11 My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop
Color Block of the Month
September Island Batik Challenge
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8

Linking Up With:
What I Made Monday

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  1. August 27, 2019 / 10:43 AM

    Hi Kathleen! Wow, those 13 block release went by quickly. I love these thimbles and the fabrics you chose. Great tips you’ve shared as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      August 28, 2019 / 9:51 AM

      I can hardly believe that it is over. Its been a fun one. I often wonder what tips to give, but they have a way of showing up in the making!

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