Destination: Quilt Along - Block 3

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The weeks are flying by! Today is the day for the third block in the Destination: Quilt Along! This week's block is called "Fair in a Square," and it's a fun block with an ice cream truck on it!

Ice cream truck quilt block for Destination: Quilt Along

The pattern and tutorial for Block 3 is on Abbie's blog HERE!

Destination: Quilt Along

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Abbie's block is a great representation of our small town's street fairs! We often have arts and crafts booths, live bands, and food trucks around our town square in the summers!

I chose a few solid fabrics from my stash for this block (and *barely* had enough!), Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 for the raw-edge applique, and 50wt Aurifil for all the sewing. 

Solid fabrics

Aurifil 50wt thread for raw-edge applique

After stitching all the raw-edge applique pieces down, I used my 12 1/2" square ruler to trim the block to the right size.

Ice Cream Truck quilt block

I love the playfulness of this block! I think it would make a fun summer couch pillow by itself!

Ice Cream Truck quilt block

Want to quilt along?? Get the pattern for Block 3 HERE!

Ice Cream Truck quilt block

The QAL is divided into three segments. Complete all four blocks from Segment 1 by 7:59am ET on August 10 to be entered to win prizes! Be sure to share a picture of your finished blocks in the Facebook group! If you're posting on Instagram or Facebook, you can use #destinationQAL when you post a photo!

Segment 1
July 6 - Block 1 - Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
July 13 - Block 2 - April at JANDA Bend Quilts
July 20 - Block 3 - Abbie at Sparkle On!
July 27 - Block 4 - Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
August 10 - Segment 1 prize winner announced

Segment 2
August 10 - Block 5 - Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
August 17 - Block 6 - Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
August 31 - Block 8 - Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts <---That's me!
September 14 - Segment 2 prize winner announced

Segment 3
September 14 - Block 9 - Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
September 21 - Block 10 - Becca at Pretty Piney Quilts
September 28 - Block 11 - Sherry at Powered by Quilting
October 5 - Block 12 - Bobbie at Snowy Days Quilting
October 19 - Segment 3 prize winner announced

November 16 - Grand prize winner announced!

Prize sponsors for Destination: Quilt Along

The Segment 1 prize is a six-month subscription to Make Modern Magazine and a free PDF pattern from the Inquiring Quilter!

Destination: Quilt Along quilt blocks 1 through 3

Be sure to check out all the different versions of Block 3 made by the QAL hosts!

Join the fun! Let's quilt along!


  1. I love the feeling of sherbet that this block evokes!

  2. I love your block Laura! The colors are so sweet and summery. A pillow is a great idea!

  3. That's a great looking block! Very sunshine summer.


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