2020 QAL by the Sea: Block 11

Welcome to Block 10 of the QAL by the Sea! I grew up going to the NJ shore and I have fond memories of crabs! You will certainly enjoy making “Ab the Crab” designed by Abbie of Sparkle On!

One my two favorite memories are my grandmother, with newspapers spread across the kitchen table, enjoy her crabs. She loved picking them apart and enjoyed the succulent crab meat fresh from the pot! Of course, if you are from the area you know two things are important when making crabs, a can of stale beer and Old Bay Spice! The second is just enjoying time on the water crabbing – whether on a dock or the small boat my father would rent to fish for a couple days each year in the bay

You can download your block here.

Remember to check out the full-time hosts for their spin on Karen’s block.

Full Time Hosts:
Abbie @ Sparkle On!
Becca @ Pretty Piney
Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts
Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy @ Sandy Star Designs
Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

Eligibility for Prizes for all Participants
Segment Prizes:
Participants can enter the prize drawing by sharing a single photo
with all 4 completed blocks
and one of these tags #QALBytheSeaUS or #QALBytheSeaAbroad on Facebook,
or the host’s blog linky party
at the end of each segment by 7:50 AM EDT on 11/10.

A Fat Quarter bundle of Kismet by Tamarinis for Island Batik 
A 60″ x 60″ batting of Quilter’s Dream Angel. 
A heavenly Batting made with 100% flame retardant fabric.

A one year Premium e-subscription to the Online Quilt Magazine 
Becca Fenstermaker’s Madras About You quilt pattern.
Kathleen McCormick’s Blooming Desert quilt pattern.

BONUS: Participants can sign up for the free version of the Online Quilt Magazine! So, check it out.

Calendar of Events

Segment 3: October 13 to November 3
Segment Host:

October 13th – Block 9: Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
October 20th – Block 10: Sandy @ SandyStar Designs
October 27th – Block 11: Abbie @ Sparkle On!
November 3 – Block 12: Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
and Segment Wrap Up & Quilt Settings

November 10 – Segment 3 Prize Winner Announced!
December 1 – Grand Prize Winner Announced!

Coming Up on the Blog:
From the Heart Blog Hop – 10/28 
QAL by the Sea Block 12 – 11/3
Monthly Color Block

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  1. October 27, 2020 / 8:36 AM

    Funny – I just realized that while we were in Maine, I never had any crab (that I can recall). Plenty of lobster, but I seriously love crab. Stale beer? You’ll have to share the skinny on that with me. Cute quilt block!

  2. October 27, 2020 / 10:58 AM

    Hi Kathleen! I love crab, too . . . and stale beer?! Definitely Old Bay – we use that all the time on a variety of things beyond seafood. It’s a staple in our home. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Gretchen Romanelli
    October 27, 2020 / 8:33 PM

    I love Old Bay seasoning. Best for almost any seafood. I lived in Delaware for 4 years and there were roadside crab sellers with the daily catch of fresh crabs from Maryland everywhere like vegetable stands.
    Your sky fabric looks like the Ab is on the sand under the evening sky.

  4. October 28, 2020 / 3:14 PM

    Great blocks! There’s going to be some beautiful quilts made from the “By the Sea” QAL!! Happy Quilting! 🙂

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