Quilt Along By The Sea Wrap-Up

We have released the final block in the Quilt Along By The Sea! I hope you have enjoyed this journey as much as we Partners in Design have. I love seeing your joy in creating and maybe, just maybe you learned a bit along the way.

In case you missed it, check out my Block 12 Lighthouse post

What Are You Doing With Your Blocks?

Instead of one big quilt I have decided to make smaller projects with my blocks. My main project is a double-sided table runner for the dining table on my sailboat. Appropriate, yes?

 QAL By The Sea Table Runner back

QAL By The Sea Table Runner front

This is the first time I have made a reversible table runner with design blocks on both sides. If you are interested in doing something similar, here are some tips.

  • First cut 2" strips to sew the sashing between the blocks. I chose three blocks with a dominant blue for one side and three blocks with more tan for the other side, then coordinated the sashing to the dominant hue.
  • I discovered that you need to line up the top and bottom layers very carefully. All the edges and corners need to be lined up because both the top and bottom are already trimmed to final size. It was harder than you might think with the larger batting layer in the middle!
  • The quilting needed to work with the blocks on both sides, ao I just did a wavy walking foot design across the whole runner. Waves everywhere, splashing right over the appliqué and pieced designs. (I was careful to leave the flag flying free on the sailboat block.)

I think it will look quite festive on our sailboat named Quelle Belle Vie, which means What a Beautiful Life!

For the other six blocks I am quilting and binding them each as separate pieces. These 12 inch mini-quilts are nominally hot mats, but really they are play squares for my grandchildren. I did that with some of the blocks from the last quilt along and the kids and I enjoy playing with the picture blocks.

Wrap-Up and Setting Tips from Other Hosts

Segment Prize and a Grand Prize!

When you have finished Blocks 9-12 your next step should be to post your completed blocks to be entered in the Segment 3 prize drawing. Segment 3 entries must be posted before Nov. 17. 

If you complete all twelve blocks you are also eligible to post for the super duper Grand Prize. Post your completed quilt top or your twelve blocks to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. Grand Prize entries must be posted before Dec. 1.

USA or Abroad?

In order to include all participants in the prize giveaway, we are having separate prizes for USA participants and for international participants.

Please note in your entry post whether your mailing address is USA or Abroad so you will be entered in the appropriate drawing. Use either the #QALbyTheSeaUS or #QALbyTheSeaAbroad hashtag in your posts.

Where to Post?

Share your Blocks 9-12 in one post for the Segment 3 drawing and your Blocks 1-12 in another post for the Grand Prize drawing. There are three places that you can share your completed blocks to be entered in the random prize drawings. Each participant will only be entered once in each drawing, even if you post in multiple places.

  1. Facebook - Share your completed blocks in the Partners in Design Facebook Group. Note #QALbyTheSeaUS or #QALbyTheSeaAbroad in your post.
  2. Instagram - Share your completed blocks on Instagram with either #QALbyTheSeaUS or #QALbyTheSeaAbroad in your post.
  3. Blog Link Up - Link up your Segment 3 blog post and your Grand Prize final blog post to the Link Ups at the bottom of this post. All the hosts will be using the same Link Ups so you only have to link up in one place. Note US or International in your post.

You don't want to miss the chance for some fabulous prizes!

Fabulous Prizes

See my initial Quilt Along By The Sea blog post to review the QAL schedule and details on how the prize drawings will work. Also keep up with our Partners in Design Facebook Group for announcements.

Segment 3 Prizes

Segment 3 US Winner

A Fat Quarter bundle of Kismet by Tamarinis for Island Batik islandbatik.com

A 60" x 60" batting of Quilter’s Dream Angel. A heavenly Batting made with 100% flame retardant fabric.


Segment 3 International Winner

A one year Premium e-subscription to the Online Quilt Magazine www.onlinequiltmagazine.com
You will gain access to more than 50 pages of great Quilting Stories, Hints and Tips, How To's and Bonus Patterns each and every month. *The editor of the magazine, Jody Anderson, asks that we also let participants know that there is a free standard edition of the magazine available to sign up for on www.onlinequiltmagazine.com.

Plus ...

A PDF copy of Madras About You Quilt Pattern from Pretty Piney.

A PDF copy of Blooming Desert Quilt Pattern from Kathleen McMusing.

 Grand Prizes US

Grand Prize USA Winner

Fat Quarter bundle of Island Batik Fabric

A Queen size batting from Dream Batting

A Collapsible Sewing Kit Box from Everything Mary

Exclusively from Shabby Fabrics; Blooming Daffodils Wall Hanging Pattern

Grand Prizes International

Grand Prize International Winner

Assorted adhesives from Therm O Web. Visit their blog where you will find free patterns and endless ideas and inspiration as well!    www.thermoweb.com

Provided by Shabby Fabrics:
Two packets of Shabby's exclusive Pre-Fused Laser Cut Appliques (Popsicles & Turtles)


Plus ...

Jennifer Fulton http://www.inquiringquilter.com/shop PDF of your choice 

Laura Piland  https://www.etsy.com/shop/SliceofPiQuilts PDF of your choice up to $10 

Check the Facebook Group for the Segment 3 Prize Winner announcement on Tues. Nov. 17 and the Grand Prize Winner announcement on Tues. Dec. 1!

 p.s. If you missed my blocks from our previous Quilt Alongs they are now available here in my shop.

Segment 3 Prize Drawing Link Up: 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Grand Prize Drawing Link Up: 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter