Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Destination: Quilt Along - Block 6

It's week six of the Destination: Quilt Along! This week's block is a covered bridge! 

Covered bridge quilt block with matching Aurifil threads

The pattern and tutorial for Block 6 are on Jennifer's blog HERE!

Destination: Quilt Along

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Do you have many covered bridges where you live? I live in Missouri, which you'd think would have quite a few! But most have been replaced, and they're actually quite hard to find! Back when my oldest turned one (over seven years ago!), we had some family photos taken on a covered bridge. It was on someone's driveway though, not a public road. I haven't found any others in our area!

Slice of Pi Quilts

I did not pick out the fabrics for my quilt ahead of time. I'm just pulling from my solids stash as needed. I do keep all the fabrics I've already used in a pile, so then I just add a few more if needed for the next block. This way the blue sky and the greens for grasses and trees stay the same from block to block to help them stay fairly cohesive.

Solid fabrics

I used Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 on the back of all my pieces. I like how the fusible stays sticky so I can position - and re-position - the pieces until I'm happy with them. It's the fusible I use the most for raw-edge applique!

Pieces of covered bridge quilt block

Assembling this block was a bit like a fun puzzle! It came together fairly quickly, and I love how it turned out!

Covered bridge quilt block with matching Aurifil threads

My best tip is to trim off the top of the tree pieces BEFORE you press them onto the block. If you forget or don't press onto a fusible mat, your block will be stuck to your ironing board!

Covered bridge quilt block with matching Aurifil threads

I've picked out all my Aurifil thread colors to match my fabrics, but I haven't had a chance to stitch the pieces down yet. I'll try to squeeze that in before next week's block! (I'm waiting to trim it to 12 1/2" after I do the stitching too.)

Destination: Quilt Along blocks 1 - 6

Want to quilt along?? Get the pattern for Block 6 HERE! (All the block patterns are FREE during the QAL!)

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!

Destination: QAL segment 2 prizes

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 blocks 1 - 6

Be sure to check out all the different versions of Block 6 made by the QAL hosts!

Join the fun! Let's quilt along!


  1. When we lived back east, a LONG time ago, they were fairly common, but I haven't seen one lately. I love your family picture.

  2. I really like the effect of the solid colors. It reminds me of a paint-by-number picture. It's like something I might have attempted when I was a kid. Very cute!

  3. Fun picture of you with the oldest! I do love a covered bridge, and now want to do more research on ones in Maine, when we are ready to explore!


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