Project Ideas for Sew Let's QAL: Segment 1

Welcome to the project ideas post and the linky party for the Segment 1 Prize Giveaway of the Sew Let’s QAL!

By now you've downloaded all 5 block patterns for Segment 1 of our quilt along, and have made or are making all your blocks. Now it's time to think about how to use those blocks!

If you plan on making a quilt, there will be plenty of setting suggestions at the end of the quilt along.

If you’re planning on making projects instead of a quilt however, you can get started now if you feel like it.

Remember, to enter for the Segment 1 prize, you only need to make the five blocks in Segment 1 and upload one single photo that shows all five of them. To enter for the Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, you’ll need to make projects or a quilt that uses all the blocks.

I’m going to be making several projects along the way. At the end of Segments 2 and 3, I’ll present some additional projects for you to make with your blocks if you want. You don’t need to make any of the projects I present or that any of the hosts present for that matter. You can make projects you design instead if you like, or make a quilt instead of projects to enter the Grand Prize giveaway in September.

Anyway, let me share my plan for Project 1 - Small Wall Hanging.

If you’d like to make this wall hanging, here is what you’ll need.

Make Two Log Cabin Blocks

The Log Cabin blocks finish at 6”. You’ll need to make two. Trim to 6-1/2”.

Light Purple

  • (2) 1-1/2” squares

Medium Purple

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangles

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 5-1/2” rectangles

Dark Purple

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 3-1/2” rectangles

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangles

Light Teal

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 2-1/2” rectangles

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 3-1/2” rectangles

Medium Teal

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 2-1/2” rectangles

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 3-1/2” rectangles

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangles

Dark Teal

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 5-1/2” rectangles

  • (2) 1-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles

Make Two Shoo Fly Blocks

The Shoo Fly blocks finish at 3”. You’ll need to make two. Trim to 3-1/2”.

Background

(4) 1-1/2” squares

(2) 2” squares (for making HSTs)

Teal

(1) 1-1/2” squares

(2) 2” squares (for making HSTs)

Make the HSTs using the Two-at-a-Time method. Click here for a photo tutorial on making HSTs this way. Trim to 1-1/2” before sewing them into the block.

Make Two Friendship Star Blocks

The Friendship Star blocks finish at 3”. You’ll need to make two. Trim to 3-1/2”.

Background

(4) 1-1/2” squares

(2) 2” squares (for making HSTs)

Pink

(1) 1-1/2” square

Purple

(2) 2” squares (for making HSTs)

Make the HSTs using the Two-at-a-Time method. Click here for a photo tutorial on making HSTs this way. Trim to 1-1/2” before sewing them into the block.

Applique the Text Block

Click here to download the applique templates. Print out the templates at 100%, no scaling and check the size by measuring the 1” square.

Trace the shapes onto fusible web, then fuse onto the back of your letter fabric. Cut out each shape on the line and fuse onto (1) 3-1/2” x 12-1/2” white rectangle. Edge stitch each shape with matching thread. If you’d like a step by step photo tutorial on how to do fusible machine applique, click here.

Finishing

Sew the two 12” blocks together in a vertical column with (1) Teal 1-1/2” x 12-1/2” rectangle between them. Sew (1) 1-1/2” x 25-1/2” rectangle on the left side of this unit.

Arrange the (2) Shoo Fly blocks and (2) Friendship Star blocks as shown and sew together. Sew this unit to the bottom of the Make it Sew! applique block.

Sew the two log cabin blocks together. Sew to the left of this unit.

Sew (1) 1-1/2” x 24-1/2” rectangle to the bottom of the Sewing Machine block. Sew the Log Cabin-Make it Sew unit to the bottom of this unit.

Sew the left and right sides of the quilt top together. Add (1) Purple 1-1/2” 25-1/2” rectangle to either side of quilt top. Sew (1) Purple 1-1/2” x 39-1/2” rectangle to the top and bottom of quilt top.

Layer quilt top, batting and backing (cut batting/backing to 33” x 45”—this size includes 3” overage on all four sides). Quilt as desired and bind. (You’ll need about 1/3 yard for binding and 1-1/4 yards for backing.)

Well that’s it! If you’d like more ideas for projects you can make with your quilt along blocks, be sure to visit the other hosts for Segment 1.

Here are the hosts for Segment 1. Drop by their blogs for tips on making the block.

Abbie @ Sparkle On
April @ JANDA Bend Quilts
Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats
Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts
Sandy @ SandyStar Designs
Sandra @ Sandra Healy Designs
Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing

To enter for the Segment 1 prize, take a photo of the five Segment 1 blocks that you made then upload your photo to the linky below before midnight, May 20th.

Here’s what you might win for making all the blocks in Segment 1:

You can also post your photo to Instagram, with the hashtag #sewletsqal 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 are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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