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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 3!

Block 3 is revealed!  Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts designed Block 3, Santa’s Belt.  The week is a doubleheader so there is another post to show Block 4. (and there are separate prizes for that one too!)

Santa’s belt is a block that is constructed only with piecing.  I used Moda Grunge Basics Red, Onyx, and Sunflower for my 3 colors of the belt.  The block went together very quickly to become such an iconic belt!


Make sure you have an accurate 1/4″ seam, and you’ll be able to make this block very quickly!

Don’t forget to submit your completed block on Laura’s linky party, the Facebook Group Page, and/or on Instagram with #iwishyouamerryqal to be entered into each block’s prizes!  One lucky person will win a 6 month subscription from Make Modern Magazine and one PDF pattern of their choice from Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts.

This block comes with a special prize! Make Modern is offering 25% off all single issues and bundles for ALL QAL participants! The code is MerryQAL2017 which expires March 1, 2018.  Please note that the discount does not work on subscriptions, but you can still subscribe on Make Modern’s website.

The prize entry window goes from 12AM Eastern on August 29, 2017 until 11:59PM Eastern on September 11, 2017.

If you are just now joining us in the QAL, I have a quick links page to catch up on the blocks in this QAL and my associated blog posts.  You can also get to that page at any time by clicking the “I Wish You a Merry QAL” button on the right sidebar.

The sponsors for the grand prize have also announced.  In order to be eligible for the grand prize, you must make a quilt top using all twelve of the QAL blocks by January 16th, 2018.  Please note that all patterns are only free until the end of the QAL.


Happy Sewing! I can’t wait to see your blocks!

Be sure to check out all the other hosts!

Abbie @Sparkle On
April @JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca @Pretty Piney
Bobbi @Snowy Days Quilting
Diane @Cwilt
Jennifer @Inquiring Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura @Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy @SandyStar Designs
Sherry @Powered by Quilting  (This is Me!)
Vanda @Quilt in Piece

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