Setting Ideas for Fall into a QAL and Final Linky

Welcome to the final linky party for the Fall into a QAL!

By now you've gotten all 12 block patterns and have made or are making all your blocks. Now it's time to think about how to sew all these blocks together! Obviously, the simplest and easiest way is to simply sew them into rows like Setting Example 1. Since there are 12 blocks, it makes sense to use four rows of three blocks each.

Borders are optional of course, but I like the look of a skinny inner border and a wide outer border for this.

Setting Example 1

Another simple way to finish the blocks is to set them in rows, separated by sashing strips. You can add cornerstones if you like, like shown in Setting Example 2.

Setting Example 2

Need a bigger quilt? The easiest way to accomplish that is to add an alternate block like the one shown in Setting Example 3. How about a log cabin? They are a great way to use up scraps and pick up the colors in your quilt.

Setting Example 3

Don't forget to play with color! Sometimes it's the colors that throw us off when comparing setting ideas.

How about setting the blocks on the diagonal, using easy HSTs to separate them? Again, this is another great way to pull the colors out from your quilt blocks and to create a unified design as shown in Setting Example 4.

Setting Example 4

In the end, I decided to set the blocks without sashing, and to add a banner row in the middle for the quilt along name.

I haven’t added my lettering yet, but I’ve decided on gold for the text. I may add some leaves on either side of the quilt along title but I’m not sure yet.

Well that's it! I can't see what you do with your blocks. Be sure to drop by the other host's blogs to see what setting choices they've explored. When you're done, be sure to come back to link up!

Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda

Wait! I've got a special announcement!

Thanks you guys for a wonderful quilt along! I have really enjoyed your creativity and your enthusiasm!

Great news! My fellow designers and I are excited to announce that we will be doing another quilt along in 2019!

As soon as I know more details, you will too! Be sure to follow my blog, watch for announcements in the Facebook group, or on Instagram with the hashtag #fallintoaqal.

Be sure to enter the final giveaway!

After you complete your quilt top, post a photo of it online by 11:59 PM November 12th 2018 to enter our grand prize drawing worth $200.

Just take a gander at what you might win!

  • An Island Batik Fat Eighth Bundle (24 piece) from the “Pumpkin Patch” fabric collection (shown on the left)

  • One Warm Company Queen Size batting

  • Exclusive Shabby Fabric quilt pattern, “Blessings of Spring” designed by Jennifer Bosworth. The patterns includes 9 blocks and finishes at 56” x 62”

  • An Omnigrid Zipper Pouch containing an Omnigrid 4” square ruler and a pair of 4” Needlecraft Scissors

  • A six-month subscription to the e-magazine Make Modern

To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must post a photo of your completed quilt top (that includes all 12 blocks in the quilt along) by 11:59 PM EST November 12th, 2018 to one of three places, such as the linky below. This time, all the hosts are sharing the linky party! Yep, no matter which blog you post your photo on, it'll appear on all of the host's blogs! Won't it be so cool to see a big gallery of everyone's quilts? I can't wait to see what you guys do!

Your top by the way, doesn't need to be quilted to enter for the grand prize, but it must include one of every block in the quilt along.

You can also post your photo to Instagram, with the hashtag #fallintoasqal or post it in our private Facebook group. If you want to link up but you need help, click the Wednesday Wait Loss tab above. It’ll give you step by step instructions on how to use a linky.

You can follow me on social media or sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to watch me finish my quilt. You’ll find all the ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar. If you have any general questions about the quilt along or would like to see the complete schedule, click the Fall into a QAL tab above.

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