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 Lesson 11 of the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along (A4AQAL). Now that Summer is unofficially over, up here anyway, the last six lessons will be busy. Not complicated, we’ve done the most challenging blocks already, just lots of steps to complete the lessons and finish the quilt top.

This week’s lesson is three 9-patch friendship star blocks and next week’s lesson is five 9-patches and two QST units. They are easy blocks, but there are several to complete. For Lessons 13, 14 and 15 we’ll be completing each major section of the quilt top. There are filler units to do for each lesson and the joining of the main Sections A, B and C.

I’ve added a quick poll to this post, as I want to know how everyone is doing, and if I should add an extra week to our QAL before Lesson 13. If I add a break week, it means that Lesson 13, completing Section A, will be September 26th and the last lesson, adding borders, will be October 17th.

There is a simple Yes/No poll below, please make your choice. Majority will rule. The poll closes on September 11th. I’ll let everyone know next week the results.

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

We have weekly prizes that everyone can enter. Each Sunday (evening), there will be a blog post available on the Quilting Gallery site, where you can upload your completed photo for that week’s lesson. Check the main QAL page for the link. You’ll have until the following Sunday evening to enter.

There’s still time to submit your Lesson 10 photo(s) to be eligible for the prizes for last week. Submit your photo(s) here.

Our Volunteer Prize Coordinator, Amy Gay of Butterfly Angels Quilting, will choose winners on Monday and will announce the winners on the prize blog post, in our Facebook Group and send emails. Please be sure to check your spam folder as Amy has been having difficulty reaching some of the winners from previous lessons.

Reminder: We are chatting up a storm in our Facebook Group, come join us, and you can also share photos in our Flickr Group too.

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 11 – Units C6 and C10