Monday, January 5, 2015

Blocks from the Past QAL

Guess what???  We are going to do a QAL to start the new year off right ;)

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Natalie, over at and I are going to be hosting a sampler QAL over the next six months with several of our AMAZING quilting friends!

A while back, our friend April found this old quilting book at a yard sale.  She thought it would make a fun project to update into more modern fabrics and colors.  We TOTALLY agree!

So, you may be asking yourself, how can you join us in all of this 2015 Sampler fun???  Well, here is how!

First off, get a copy of the book, Teach Yourself Blocks from the Past by Marie Henry.  It is available from many online stores.  The publisher is working on getting a PDF version of this book available soon.  We will post the link as soon as it is ready :)

Next, you just need to follow the schedule below!  These amazing quilters will share their secrets and tips for putting these blocks together in their favorite way.

Each week there will be one applique block and two pieced blocks.  You will see in the schedule, the date, page number of the three blocks for the week and the name of the quilter and her blog address/link.

Week 1 Jan 5 Intro to QAL and Schedule (Marion)
Week 2 Jan 12 Fabric requirements (Natalie)
Week 3 January 19 p, 8,9,60 (Natalie)
Week 4 January 26 p.10, 11, 61 (Konda)
Week 5 February 2 p. 13,14,62 (Marion)
Week 6 Feb 9 p. 15,16,63 (Machelle)
Week 7 February 16 p. 17,18,65 (April)
Week 8 February 23 p. 19,20,66 (Terry)
Week 9 March 2 p. 21,22,67 (Ginny)
Week 10 March 9 p. 23,24,68 (Maggie)
Week 11 March 16 p. 25,26,69 (Natalie)
Week 12 March 23 p. 27,28,70 (Barbie)
Week 13 March 30 p. 29,30,72 (Tiffany)
Week 14 April 6 p. 33,34,74 (Maggie)
Week 15 April 13 p. 35,36,75 (Natalie)
Week 16 April 20 p. 37,39,76 (Katie)
Week 17 April 27 p. 40,41,77 (Marion)
Week 18 May 4 p. 42,43,78 (Barbie)
Week 19 May 11 p. 44,45,79 (Konda)
Week 20 May 18 p. 46,47,80 (Machelle)
Week 21 May 25 p. 48,49,81 (Stacy)
Week 22 June 1 p. 50,51,82 (Barbie)
Week 23 June 8 p. 53, 83, 91(Natalie)
Week 24 June 15 p. 55,84,92  (Tiffany)
Week 25 June 22 p. 56, 86, 93 (Marion)
Week 26 June 29 p. 87,88,94 (Katie)
Week 27 July 6 Sashing and setting (Natalie)
Week 28 July 13  Wrap up (Marion)

We can't wait to see your progress.  Be sure to tag your progress on Instagram with #BFTPqal.  You can also join our Flickr group HERE.


  1. I'm so excited! My book should be arriving tomorrow!

  2. I bought the book and made the first block. They are harder than they look. Your turtle blankets are darling.


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