Destination: Quilt Along - Block 4

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

It's already the fourth week of the Destination: Quilt Along! (It's also the end of segment 1! That means you have an extra week to catch up and a chance to win prizes! If you're sewing along, be sure to read the Segment 1 post too!) This week's block is the Turtle Beach block!

Turtle Beach quilt block

The pattern and tutorial for Block 4 is on Jennifer's blog HERE!

Destination: Quilt Along

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Do you remember the turtle block from the last quilt along? (This one!) This turtle block was designed by the same designer! 

I dug through my stash for all the colors I might use. I had just one choice for the sand in my stash, but had plenty of greens to choose from! I used Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 for the raw-edge applique, and 50wt Aurifil for all the stitching.

Solid fabrics for my Turtle Beach quilt block

This block allowed me to use my brand new applique pressing mat and sheet! (I got mine with a coupon code from the Quilting & Sewing Deals group! I bought THIS ONE!)

Turtle Beach quilt block

It worked perfectly with my wool pressing mat and Oliso mini iron! I just pressed the pieces together on the mat, then they just peeled off in one whole turtle ready to put on the quilt block!

Turtle Beach quilt block

I used matching 50wt Aurifil thread to stitch down the pieces. I used a straight stitch just inside the raw edge of each piece, backstitching at the end. I used colors Spearmint #2908, Very Dark Grass Green #2890, and Forest Green #4026.

Turtle Beach quilt block

I always love peeking behind the seams!

Turtle Beach quilt block

The stitching added a great texture to each solid piece.

Turtle Beach quilt block

Once the stitching was complete, I used my 12 1/2" square ruler to trim the block to the right size.

I haven't been to any beaches with sea turtles, but I'm thinking that would be a wonderful vacation goal!

Turtle Beach quilt block

Want to quilt along?? Get the pattern for Block 4 HERE!

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 the #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!

Destination: QAL prize sponsors

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 1-4

Be sure to check out all the different versions of Block 4 made by the QAL hosts!

Join the fun! Let's quilt along!

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