2020 QAL by the Sea: Block 9

Welcome to Block 9 of the QAL by the Sea! I am a little late posting this, but I had another post commitment on Tuesday. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the “Setting Sail” block designed by Karen of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats.

This sailboat is so much fun! Of course, Karen used her signature RicRac as an embellishment. One feature I really like on this block is the technique she used to make the sails. I know you will enjoy sewing away on this delightful block – you need to visit Sandy so you can get it 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
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:
QAL by the Sea Block 10 – 10/20
#TTot22 – 10/22
TGIFF – 10/23
QAL by the Sea Block 11 – 10/17
From the Heart Blog Hop – 10/28 
QAL by the Sea Block 12 – 11/3

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  1. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    October 18, 2020 / 8:37 AM

    Great block, Kathleen! I love how the sails are done!

  2. October 18, 2020 / 8:56 AM

    Looking forward to seeing all the blocks together! So fun!

  3. October 19, 2020 / 7:35 AM

    The sails on the boat are so realistic with the peeled back method!

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