The Aiming for Accuracy quilt-along (QAL) was held in the Summer/early Fall of 2013. The lessons, blocks and detailed photo tutorials have been removed from this site and are now available for sale as a complete booklet.

Find out more about it here: Aiming for Accuracy Booklet.


Welcome everyone to the Lesson 3 for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along (A4AQAL). My apologies for the delay in getting this lesson posted.

If you’re new here, check out the main QAL page where you’ll find all the information to so that you can join us on this QAL adventure.

We have weekly prizes that everyone can enter. Amy Gay of Butterfly Angels Quilting has volunteered to be Prize Coordinator and will be communicating with the winners and sponsors. For the first 12 weekly lessons, we have five or six prizes to give-away each week.

To enter the weekly give-aways: Each Saturday, there will be a blog post available on the Quilting Gallery site, where you will upload your completed photo for that week’s lesson. Check the main QAL page for the link. You’ll have until the following Friday evening to enter. Amy will be choosing the week’s winners on Saturday morning.

For those that have completed Lesson 2, submit your photos here before midnight on Friday.

We are chatting up a storm in our Facebook Group and you can also share photos in our Flickr Group.

Please note: Even if you share photos on other social media sites or your own blog, to be eligible to win one of the give-aways, you still need to upload the photo on this site.

Spilt Quarter-Square Triangles (SQST)

For this week’s Aiming for Accuracy lesson, I’ll refer you to the Spilt Quarter-Square Triangle tutorial that I’ve created.


While you could cut your fabrics on the bias to create the segments used to complete this week’s pinwheel blocks, I strongly believe that it’s easier far more accurate to start with oversized squares and trim the segments to the desired size for assembly into the quilt block.

Disclaimer: This quilt design, tutorial and all photos are copyright Michele Foster of Mishka’s Playground. Please respect my copyright and do not copy this tutorial or republish it, for free or for sale, in print or online. You may use this tutorial to create quilts for your own personal use for free or for sale. However, please credit Michele Foster of Mishka’s Playground for the design. No mass production is allowed.

A4AQAL: Lesson 3 – Unit B5

7 thoughts on “A4AQAL: Lesson 3 – Unit B5

  • July 12, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Thank Michelle for our next lesson. I have taken the opportunity to download this one from Craftsy. I may need some extra help..

  • July 12, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Dear Michelle, is there a possibility for an easier access to the PDF-files? It’s really cumbersome to get send off to the new page, accept the license thingy and enter the personal data everytime again.

  • July 12, 2013 at 8:23 am

    No, I’m sorry there isn’t. As I’m sure you can imagine the huge amount of time and effort I’ve put into creating these tutorials, that the extra couple of seconds it takes for you to accept the license and enter your email/name is minuscule.


  • July 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    After reading about your intention to have all four blocks use the same fabric, I did that and you are correct, it is quite a dramatic effect. Thank you for planting that idea.

  • July 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Love making this weeks block. Thanks Michele for all the extra work you put into this doing the Crafty lessons. Now to finish my block and post it. Thanks to all the donors for the awesome prizes.

  • July 15, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Thanks Michelle, lovely clear instructions…

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Loved it, I’m learning how to do accurate HST. So happy when all the points meet! Thanks Michele

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