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September 19, 2022

Welcome back to the Hurrication QAL!

This week is all about the extra HST you can make from your snowball corner leftovers! 

Let's get started. :)





One at a time

I like saving all of my triangles for the end for a couple reasons. One, I don't always use the background fabric and pair up the prints instead. Two, they make a good leaders and enders while piecing other projects. 

Reminder, these are on the bias so handle gently when sewing!

As part of the block construction

If you click on the Week 2 link above, there is section on sewing an extra line 1/2" away from the original. Cutting in between these two lines gives you the extra HST without having to sew them separately later! If bias edges are troubling for you, do it this way to avoid that issue. 

Press and Trim

Press your HSTs open or two the side (whichever your preference), and square to 2.5". They will finish at 2" when sewn together!



The most obvious way to use the extra HSTs is to make a coordinating pillow. I laid out my HSTs in an 8x8 grid following this chevron pattern. I kept the prints in the same ombre order, but they have a slightly different effect laid out this way. Then I added a 1" border on each side so the pillow finished at 18"x18". I finished the pillow with a standard envelope backing. 

Pin Cushion
The pin cushion was a last minute make! I had a handful of HSTs leftover from the pillow so I ordered some pin cushion filler and whipped this up in an afternoon. I made a quick tutorial so you can make one too! It fits perfectly in the throat of my sewing machine for easy access when piecing. 

The Rainbow Sherbet Pouch by Great Heron Thread Co is my newest obsession. I made one to hold my hand embroidery projects, and I loved it so much I used my HSTs from my cover quilt and my QAL quilt to make two new pouches. 

Don't tell the others, but the ombre effect from my QAL pouch is hands down one of my favorite things I've ever made. The ombre continues on to the back and it's just so fun!

For the blue pouch, I attempted some improv style patchwork. I randomly paired triangles together to make the HSTs and then randomly paired the HSTs when sewing them together. It was freeing to not worry about matching points!

Journal Cover

I used this pattern by Something from Nothing to make a journal cover that fits over a composition book. When sewing these HSTs, I randomly paired the fabrics together omitting the background fabric altogether. I had less HSTs to work with, but this was a small project so it worked out just fine!

Some Other Ideas:
  • Add to quilt top as a border
  • Make a block or panel that can be added to the back of the quilt
  • Tote Bags
  • Mug Rugs or Coasters
  • Laptop or iPad sleeve



Each week I will be giving away a FQ bundle curated from my own stash! Here is this weeks bundle!


To enter in the giveaway:

– Share your progress on instagram using the hashtag #hurricationqal and #rsqpatterns. (Your Instagram account must be public or I won't be able to see it.)

– Because I want this to be a stress-free QAL, any picture of your progress counts! It doesn't have to necessarily “match” the prompt. If you don't have your fabrics yet, post the QAL graphic. If you have your fabrics, show them off so we can see what you're going to make! If you want to post more than once, go for it! All of it counts. :)

I will randomly pick one winner on Sunday night and announce it in next weeks email newsletter and in my IG stories!



Jill of J. Coterie is giving away free long arming services (up to $250) and will offer 20% off on any quilt you send in to her!


Rachel of Saltwater Fabrics is giving away a $50 gift card to her shop!



We're almost done! If you haven't finished your blocks yet, next week is a good chance to do that before we finally assemble the tops! 

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