2020 QAL by the Sea: Block 3

This week’s designer is April of Janda Bend Quilts. I love her Signal Flag block and for those of you who know the lingo, there is a secret message!

You can find instructions for her block here: April @ Janda Bend Quilts.

Do check out the hosts, too, as they will have tips and tricks for you to help you be successful with the block. Our hosts are listed below.

Full Time Hosts:
Abbie @ Sparkle On!
Becca @ Pretty Piney
Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura @ Slice of PI Quilts
Sandy @ SandyStar Designs
Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

Calendar of Events

Segment 1: August 4 August 25
August 4 – Block 1: Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts
August 11 – Block 2: Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter
August 18 – Block 3: April @ Janda Bend Quilts
August 15 – Block 4: Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
Segment 1 Wrap Up
Sparkle On
Pretty Piney
Inquiring Quilter
Tu-na Quilts
Slice of PI Quilts
Sandy Star Designs
Powered By Quilting

September 8
Segment 1 Prize Winner Announced!
Please indicate residency when linking!

And, yes, we have prizes. Complete the 4 blocks in segment 1, post a picture during the 2 weeks between blocks. September 8th will be the day the prize is awarded, so all entries must be posted by 7:59am on September 8th.

Eligibility for Prize Entry for all Participants
Segments: Participants can enter the prize drawing by sharing a single photo with all the completed segment blocks on Facebook, instagram, or the hosts blog linky party at the end of each segment. #qalbythesea
Grand Prize:  Share one photo showing all 12 of your completed blocks, as above.  
You must be 18 years old to enter.

US Winner
1. Dream Green 60″ x 60″ batting from Quilter’s Dream. An earth friendly polyester batting made from 100% recycled plastic bottles!
2. A Fat Quarter fabric bundle of Island Batik “Kismet.”
This line by Tammy Silver of Tamarinis has a bohemian vibe with vibrant colors! https://islandbatik.com/
International Winner
1. A magazine for quilters, by quilters, filled with beautiful patterns and articles to inspire quilters like us to make more modern quilts!
2. A PDF pattern of your choice from these Designers! Pretty Piney, Inquiring Quilter Powered by Quilting (a $10.00 shop credit).  

Segment 2: September 8 to September 29

September 8 – Block 5: Sandra @ Sandra Healy Designs
September 15 – Block 6: Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting
September 22 – Block 7: Laura @ Slice of PI Quilts
September 29 – Block 8: Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing
and Segment 2 Wrap Up
October 13 – Segment 2 Prize Winner Announcement

So, come back next week to solve the mystery, what is block 4? Then we breathe for 2 weeks, finish our blocks and get ready for the next segment.

Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials (8/22)
Block 4 QAL by the Sea (8/25)
Hosting TGIFF (8/28)
Garden Party Hop (9/17)
Hello Fall (9/21)
Tips and Tutorials (9/22)

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1 Comment

  1. August 18, 2020 / 9:12 AM

    Clever message in those flags 🙂 I thought perhaps they were three dimensional – stitched at the top, then waving freely. Another cute block for this QAL!

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