Hi everyone, welcome to Block 3 of the Beginner’s Quilt-Along (QAL). If you’re new here, you can join the QAL at any time. Complete the blocks one at a time each week, or you can set your own pace. No stress! Most of all, have some fun and hopefully learn a few tips and tricks along the way. See the main Beginner’s QAL page for more information and additional links.
Don’t forget to upload your completed block to the Flickr group each week for a chance to win prizes. I have added a Sponsors and Prizes page that I will update on a regular basis. Winners are chosen randomly from the completed blocks submitted by 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.
We have two prizes this week:
Since the Fat Quarter Shop has donated a set of their patterns each week of our quilt-along, I went back and chose a second winner for our first block. Congratulations to maisie131957
The winners of Block 2 are:
If you’re a winner, please check your photo on Flickr for instructions.
Block 3 -Time for Ice Cream
Our third block is a Time for Ice Cream, more commonly known as Shoo Fly. Jinny Beyer’s The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, states that this block was first published by Ladies Art Company in 1897. It also appeared as Fence Row in 1935.
Here’s a Mosaic of photos from Flickr featuring the Shoo Fly Block. You can click the links underneath to see the full image on Flickr.
A note about block colours: I chose to represent this block in two colours; however, you can use a different colour for the centre block and for the half square triangles. The design choice is yours to make.
Beginner’s Lesson and Block Tutorial
The beginner’s lessons and block tutorials for the Beginner’s Quilt-Along have been removed from this site and are now available for sale as a complete booklet.
Find out more about it here: Breezy Beginner’s Sampler Quilt.