Destination: Quilt Along - Block 11

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Destination: Quilt Along is so close to the end! It's time for block 11 this week!

This week's block is called "Hot Air Balloons" by Sherry of Powered by Quilting. Get the pattern HERE!

Destination: Quilt Along

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I chose several solid fabrics for my block. All of these have already been used in other blocks too, so I'm hoping that helps the blocks have a cohesive look overall.

This block has a tiny bit of paper piecing, one regular pieced seam, and then some raw edge applique too.

I used Aurifil 50wt thread for the piecing and applique, but then used Aurifil 12wt thread for my top thread (and 50wt in the bobbin) to machine stitch the balloon ropes.

A peek at the back of the block shows the seams and the outline of the applique.

I love how this block uses several colors from the other blocks!

Here's a look at all the blocks so far. I'm starting to get excited about putting them all together in a quilt!

Want to quilt along?? Get the pattern for Block 11 HERE! (All the block patterns are FREE during the QAL!)

The QAL is divided into three segments. Complete all four blocks from Segment 3 (only blocks 9-12) by 7:59am ET on October 19 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 prizes

The Segment 3 prize is a six month subscription to Make Modern Magazine, a free pattern from Becca at Pretty Piney, and a $10 shop credit from Sherry at Powered by Quilting!

Be sure to check out all of the different versions of Block 11 made by the QAL hosts!

Join the fun! Let's quilt along!


  1. Excellent version of Sherry’s block. The solids really do look fabulous!

  2. Your colors in all your blocks looks so good together, Laura!!! Any decision on the words for your signs yet?


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