Destination: Quilt Along - Block 5

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

It's week five of the Destination: Quilt Along! This week's block is a ferry! I don't recall ever being on a ferry! Guess I better put that on my vacation bucket list!

Ferry quilt block

The pattern and tutorial for Block 5 is on Kathleen's blog HERE!

Destination: Quilt Along

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I followed most of Kathleen's recommended colors for my version of the ferry block. I picked solids from my stash and did all my piecing with 50wt Aurifil #2021 Natural White.

Solid fabrics to make ferry quilt block

I have several sheets of foam core board, and that worked really great to keep all my cut pieces organized! I was easily able to take the pieces from the cutting table to my sewing machine. (I didn't label them, but I was careful to keep them in the same order as the cutting chart in the pattern!)

Pieces for Ferry quilt block

This block even gave me a chance to use my sewing machine laser! (You can read more about that on THIS POST!) I never have to draw lines when sewing stitch-n-flip corners anymore!

Using a sewing machine laser

I love watching a block come to life!

Ferry quilt block

Ooh! There's starting to be quite the collection! 

Destination: Quilt Along travel-themed quilt blocks

Want to quilt along?? Get the pattern for Block 5 HERE!

The QAL is divided into three segments. Complete all four blocks from Segment 2 (only blocks 5-8) by 7:59am ET on September 14 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!

Prizes for Destination: Quilt Along

The segment 2 prize is a one-year subscription to Online Quilt Magazine and a free pattern from Inquiring Quilter, Kathleen McMusing, and Slice of Pi Quilts!

Destination: Quilt Along travel-themed quilt blocks

Be sure to check out all the different versions of Block 5 made by the QAL hosts!

Join the fun! Let's quilt along!


  1. Great version of the block! They are looking fabulous together.

  2. You blocks are darling. I wish that I had time to join in!


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