Growing up QAL (2017): Sponsors and few notes

How exciting to be able to share more information about sponsors and QAL rules!!

If you missed last week post (with the reveal of the final project and some cute stickers for your planner) visit the Growing Up QAL page! You will find all the details there!
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.

And now for our SPONSORS...
(prizes that I will schedule for different months of the QAL. There may be some extras too :) )

Mad About Patchwork - $40 gift cards!!

Northcott - a fat quarter bundle of the featured palette!!!

Fat Quarter Shop - $25 gift certificates!!

Aurifil - 6 small spools designer collections!!!

Green Fairy Quilts - $25 gift voucher!!!

Now let's get down to some details.

RULES: yes, I know, these are the least fun part of the QAL, but we need rules, so please read them carefully! If you have questions you can always comment on a post and if you leave your contact I will get back to you with an answer!! :)
  1. I will share one pattern a month for 11 months, each pattern will contain multiple blocks with the same sewing technique.
  2. Each pattern will be shared for free to people that follow along: this means that if you don't make ONE block from the pattern of the current month, you won't receive the next month pattern for free.
  3. All patterns will be available for sale in my shop for a small fee (less than a Tall Chestnut Praline Latte :) ).
  4. Late comers are welcome, but they will have to purchase any patterns they have missed. Late comers will have to email me to get their first pattern (the current month one) for free. 
  5. Please do not distribute my patterns without written consent.
  6. Each block/pattern will feature a different technique (bargello, foundation paper piecing, english paper piecing, applique, ...) and the patterns come with step by step tutorials on how to make the each block.
  7. Each week I will share tips and ideas on how to sash the entire quilt, links and inspirations on other people that use the technique to make beautiful quilts, and much more. These posts will be shared here on this blog and will remain free forever.
So, the main rule for the QAL is that you need to share a picture of one of the blocks before the next month pattern is released. The picture should be shared by 11:59 pm EST the day before the next month patterns goes live (for the specific dates, please refer to the QAL schedule shared in the previous post).
Note that you won't have to complete any sashing or anything else except one version of one of the blocks: the blocks are fairly easy so it's not that hard to follow along, I promise!

But where can you share your wonderful and inspiring blocks?

A picture of the completed block can be shared in any of the following places:
  • (preferred) I host a link party here! I have a blog post dedicated to the link party with instructions on how link either blog posts, FB pictures or Instagram pictures!
  • send me a picture directly via email (my email is in all my patterns)
  • post a picture in the AlidaTweloqDesigns FB group
  • post a picture in the FlickR group

If you only post your block on our FB group or on Flickr, you NEED to send me an email notification about the submission, because I need your email address to send you the next month pattern. While I can get that information automatically from the link party, I cannot have that from FB or Flickr. It is YOUR responsibility to reach out to me, as I cannot hunt down your email address.

I am only human! :)
At any point during the QAL, if you feel that you should have got the pattern but I didn't send it to you, just send me an email and remind me where you shared your block. I will do my best to keep track of who is sharing what, but I am only human, so please be patient!

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!!
Alida (TweLoQ)

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


  1. I am looking forward to it. I already have your button on my blog.

  2. I am very excited! I got a new sewing and quilting machine to try out!

  3. Hi, I just discovered this QAL. I'd love to receive the June pattern, but I can't seem to find a way to e-mail you as instructed in Step #4. Thanks.


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