Sew Let’s QAL Segment 1 Project & Prizes

Wow, did that go by fast? It seemed that just yesterday we began the QAL and now we are pausing after presenting Block 5 to show you some small projects. You can see my project, but an explanation is warranted.

I was going to make a cover for this baby! It is due to arrive to the island in Maine that I spend half my time at very soon, BUT not yet. Like my son, its being a little stubborn on its arrival, so I wait. That meant, I had to change plans. I did take a top to my friend’s but hers is and 18″ machine and on rails so it’s all a little different than this picture.

Machine cover by Dione Gardner-Stephen @CleverChameleon

My friend, Dione who blogs at Clever Chameleon,  has a great tutorial on her cover (and I may repeat that with these blocks (or similar), once I am fully set up – I am adding rear handles because I will be able to do pantos!!!  So meantime, I can dream but you can check out her instructions if that is what you want to do. It will work for nearly any machine!

Materials for Wall Hanging
Lattice 2 pieces 2.5″ x 24.5″
Backing 28″ x 49″
Batting 26″ x 47″
Hanging “triangles”  2 6″ squares folded in half
Binding 12″ x WOF (42/44″)


  1.  Sew 2 sets of 2 blocks together
  2. Sew Lattice strip between rows, my order follows
    1. Sewing Machine
    2. Lattice
    3. Blocks 3 & 4
    4. Lattice
    5. Blocks 2 & 5
  3. Sandwich Quilt
  4. Quilt (pictures below with how I quilted.
  5. Attach “Hanging triangles” to top right and left corner
  6. Attach binding (I sewed mine all by machine).

Quilted 1/4 around machine, loops in background, used invisible thread for the squiggle quilting and in the screen. I quilted a straight line thought he lines in the ruler.

Invisible straight lines next to the dark ruler registrations, and loopy quilting in the outside area of the grid.

Quilted on the lines on the shelf and around each spool of thread on the edge.

Shingles were quilted into the roof, stones or path lines on sidewalk.

Followed the curves of the pattern for the background of the mug, and quilted inside the mug.

My back

This was a fast project – and I enjoyed the quilting. I do know I will use this on the door to my studio (note the “quilt shop” is Kathleen’s Quilting Studio or as a machine cover. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Segment 1 Prize Eligibility:
Finish all blocks in this segment and post on either our linky party, our facebook page or instagram with #sewletsqal.

1 Rule => 1 Picture of
Blocks 1- 5

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Deadline : May 20 11:59pm for Segment 1

Grand Prize Eligibility:
Finish all 13 blocks and put in either 1 quilt top (does not have to be quilted) OR a number of smaller projects that contain all 13 blocks.

Full Time Hosts for Quilts:
Full Time Hosts for Small Projects:

Segment 1 Hosts: March 12th to May 21st
Kathleen <—–me!

Segment 2: May 21st to July 16th
May 21- Block 6 Jennifer
June 4 – Block 7 Karen
June 18 – Block 8 Sherry
July 2 – Block 9 Kathleen
July 16th – Segment 2 Prize Winner Announced!

Segment 3: July 16th to September 10
September 10th – Segment 3 Prize Winner Announced!
September 24th – Grand Prize Winner Announced!

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