Today I want to invite you to join an easy quilt-along that is all about improving/learning your precision piecing skills, while having fun.  Each week, through mid-March, I will release a post about precision piecing.  We’ll have a linky party where participants can make one or more blocks to enter to win prizes donated by generous sponsors.

Hope (Hope’s Quilt Designs) is from South East NSW, Australia and she is a talented quilter and designer.  

She has many of her designs on Craftsy, including several FREE mini-blocks that finish at 1-1/2″.  Each of her patterns come with easy to follow instructions and great visuals, but her mini-blocks have inspired me for along time, as I think they are also a perfect design to use to learn/improve your precision piecing skills.

This QAL allows you to work on one, or all of Hope’s mini blocks which you can download from Craftsy for free.  Just stitch out a block and share via the linky tool, before March 15th, to enter to win prizes.  Here are the mini blocks by Hope:

The Rainbow Flowers Mini Block

full_2008_81562_RainbowFlowersMiniBlock_5.jpg craftsy free pattern from hope's quilt designs

Autumn Tints Mini Block

Churn Dash Mini Quilt

Friendship Star Mini Quilt Block

Rolling Stone Mini-Block

You can finish your mini-block how ever you wish. You may want to make several and create a mini-quilt, or mug rug.  You could even turn one into a cute zipper pouch.  Possibilities are endless.  But this QAL is really all about learning/improving your precision piecing skills by making these sweet mini-quilts.

 

Bloggers and non-bloggers can join this QAL.  Of course, I appreciate it when bloggers use the badge (from this post) and encourage others to join too!  I also appreciate it if everyone can use the hashtag #PrecisionPiecingQAL when sharing on any social media tool.  Non-bloggers can link to their photos shared via Pinterest, Flickr, etc., so long as it is viewable to others.  And, you can link as often as you wish.  Very flexible to enter, but do let me know if you have any questions.

SPONSORS

Next week I’ll announce our sponsors for this event.  There will also be prizes for WW participants, but some sponsors may require the prize to be awarded to US Only, or US/Canada, due to postage expenses.

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12 comments on “A Precision Piecing Quilt-Along”

  1. I’m going to check out what’s happening! Maybe what I learn will help with bigger blocks and pieces. I saw your QuiltCon quilt today!

    • I’m a firm believer that all Precision Piecing exercises help with bigger blocks and piecing in general. I’m not an expert, but have found when I take time to challenge myself with a precision piecing exercise/class, it really helps.

      To clarify, I don’t have a quilt on exhibit at QuiltCon. But hope you had fun and enjoyed the quilts on exhibit. Curious which one you thought was mine. Was it a winner? LOL.

      QuiltShopGal
      http://www.quiltshopgal.com

  2. Oh, I would love to play! I love all things tiny and actually downloaded a couple of these blocks last week…or the week before? (I lose track of the days and the things I download! LOL) This is just the push I need to try these out! Plus, I look forward to learning more about precision in my piecing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. I’m in, this looks like fun. I’ve looked at those mini blocks a few times but this is the incentive to get started. It looks like the perfect way to practice precision, there’s much less room for fudging 🙂

  4. I really need to improve my Piecing skills! I’d like to try this, so I will download and give it a try…

  5. This is the first time I have tried any of these blocks, and doing them in mini size was beyond challenging. Mine are nowhere near perfect but I tried and they were fun to make.

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