2020 QAL by the Sea: Block 5

Wow, you guys are doing such an awesome job with this QAL! I love seeing the blocks on Facebook and I will be sending out a prize to the winner in Segment 1 as soon as I have the information! I can’t wait.

Meanwhile, today is the reveal for Block 5, designed by Sandra, from Sandra Healy Designs. Sandra’s fish are just lovely and I am sure your personality will shine through in your blocks. I think this design lets you use up some special fabrics to make the fish all your own!

You can find instructions for her block here: Sandra Healy Designs.

Remember, please visit 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 @ Sandy Star Designs
Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

Calendar of Events

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

Eligibility for Prizes for all Participants
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.

A six month subscription to Make Modern.
A PDF pattern of your choice up to $10.00 from these designers:
Laura of Slice of Pi
Sandra of Sandra Healy Designs
A Fat Quarter fabric bundle from Island Batik
Quilters Dream Poly Batting, Black 60” x 60”

Coming Up on the Blog:
QAL by the Sea #5 – 9/8
QAL by the Sea #6 – 9/15
Garden Party Hop Hop – 9/17
QAL by the Sea #7 – 9/22 
Hello Fall Blog Hop – 9/21
QAL by the Sea #8 – 9/29

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  1. September 8, 2020 / 1:28 PM

    What a cute block, wish I had joined in.

  2. September 9, 2020 / 8:16 AM

    This is such a fun QAL. I’m a bit sad I didn’t join in. Each block is cuter than the last.

  3. September 10, 2020 / 8:04 AM

    These are going to be wonderful quilts when all put together!

  4. September 14, 2020 / 7:34 PM

    This is such a fun block and great quilt along!

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