Growing up QAL - linky month 4

Let's share our blocks, cheer each other up and inspire the quilting community!
And I have a FUN ANNOUNCEMENT, read more below!!

If you didn't hear about the QAL before, please visit the Growing up QAL page
Visit the QAL page to find all information about the quilt layout, all the future blocks and the rules to participate.
I recommend you to subscribe to the QAL announcements via email, so you don't miss out on future posts! You find the subscription form on the same QAL page (at the bottom).

This month technique is Hand Embroidery
We have two different blocks to practise!

Remember that the pattern for the blocks is shared for free via email.
If you shared a picture of last month finished block (in the linky or via email directly with me), you will get this month pattern by the end of today (or maybe you already got it)!
For the full list of rules and explanation on how/where to share your projects, please refer to the post listing all the QAL rules and to the post with my self-interview.
If you shared a picture but you don't get this month pattern by Tuesday, please send me an email at tweloq(at)gmail(dot)com. I will send you the pattern.

If you were not able to share the picture of the previous pattern, don't worry!
This month's pattern is available in my shop for a very small price: if you buy the pattern, make the block and share it before the deadline, you will get future patterns for free again!

If you are new here, you can get this month pattern for free, but you will have to pay for previous month patterns, if you want those blocks too.

And if you need an extra incentive, we are going to have THREE winners for this month. 
So this what you are playing for:

Winner 1
Mad About Patchwork: $40 gift certificate!!

Winner 2
Small spools from Aurifil, sent by me, anywhere in the world! Small Kennel Quilt Thread kit benefiting Petfinder

Winner 3 (and ANNOUNCEMENT)

Have you ever heard about weaving fabric? I head about this idea a while ago but never really looked into that because I had already so many other projects and crafts going on in my life... you know how it is...

Then, one day, I was listening to Sandi Hazlewood's Crafty Planner Podcast (which is fantastic by the way... if you are not listening to this you SHOULD) and a creator mentioned a tool to weave fabric... then few months later I was listening to Sit&Sew Radio Podcast  (another fantastic podcast) and I listened to Tara Curtis, Inventor of the WEFTY needles and then again on the Modern Sewciety Podcast  (another great podcast) :) 

Ok... so this was a message from the Universe that I actually have to try weaving fabric... 

I contacted Tara and I asked if she would like to sponsor a prize for this QAL because I want to design a bonus block for all of YOU using this technique!!! So, while I bought my set of WEFTY needles, I want one of you to win it!! Everyone else can buy it from Tara's Etsy shop!

Since this QAL is a skill builder, wouldn't it be wonderful to add this other skill to your list?
Note that the bonus block designed by me for the QAL will be released some time in the summer, but it won't be mandatory to make it to get the next pattern(s) for free. This block requires a special tool, so I know that not everyone can get it... however I really encourage you to buy it and try it out: it's fun, different, and it's very easy to create stunningly beautiful creations!
Plus in this way you would get 12 different techniques in a single quilt (instead of the current 11)

I will draw the random winners between all the people entering a picture of one block from April. Multiple blocks will give you multiple entries, as long as they are in separate picture in a separate link in the linky :).

I will announce the winners when I share the next month pattern.

So, let's link up our fun block, friends!

Next week I will give you some sashing ideas for alternate final layouts, and the following week we are going to see some extra inspiration from quilters on the web using this month technique to do amazing things!!

So are you excited about this QAL?
I surely am!! Grab my button and share the love (button on the side bar)!
The more people join in, the more fun it will be!!

Until next week,
Happy Stitching!!

Remember: all the details about the series are collected in the QAL web page.


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