Welcome to Block 8 of the QAL by the Sea! This month, Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts designed a fantastic block. She always just gets right to the essence of the item, in her clean modern style.
You will love making this block. There is certainly plenty of ways to change it up a bit and I can’t wait to see what you do.
Before I send you to Laura’s page, here is a bit of local lore in Portland, ME. This fence appeared a few years ago, and I think it is quite elegant. It replace one that people loved because it had love locks on it. The fence was in danger of falling into the harbor and needed to be replaced. Some of it was saved and one day, I will go looking for them again.
You can find instructions for her block here:
Laura @ Slice of PI Quilts
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 @ The Inquiring Quilter
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts
Sandy @ Sandy Star Designs
Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
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
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 fromIsland Batik
Quilters Dream Poly Batting, Black 60” x 60”
Here is the calendar for the next segment; beginning the 2nd Tuesday in October.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22 – 9/22
QAL by the Sea #8 – 9/29 My block!
#TTot22 – 10/22
TGIFF – 10/23
Hi Kathleen! What a cool block and an even cooler fence guarding the marina. That should definitely be an inspiration for a while quilt. You’re almost to the wrap up on this segment – I look forward to seeing all these blocks come together. ~smile~ Roseanne
What a wonderful block, goes perfectly with your theme.
Wonderful block, it was really cool seeing the inspiration photo!
Oh goodness, they just keep getting better and better. Love it!
This is a really cool block, Kathleen! That fence is awesome. I had to go google the Love Lock Fence and saw how it could be a safety hazard. I love hearing the history behind the blocks! Thanks!
PS: I should have said history of the fence instead of blocks! Fingers got ahead of my brain! LOL I am glad they were able move the Love Locks fence to another area.
Love seeing the inspiration for Laura’s block. Nice execution and gradation in values.
Very cool block!!!