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This week, we are continuing to create blocks! Here's a look at where we've been and where we are headed. Note, if you missed any of the previous weeks, you can click on it below!

If you are creating the Square Throw, you'll be making 4 blocks each week. If you are making the Large Throw, create 5 blocks per week.


I kindly ask that you please be mindful when sharing about your quilt progress. Do not include any measurements or photos of the inside of the pattern. This is copyrighted information. :)

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…a few additional tips:

  • Don't forget that when you sew something to a flying geese or HST block, the seams will appear offset, as seen below. When you go to sew all of your blocks together, this ¼" gap will be hidden in the seam allowance, which will make your points reappear.
  • I've had a few questions fabric getting “jammed” in the feed dogs at the beginning of the seam. This can be a common problem! I suggest using a “leader” piece of fabric. Essentially, you'll sew a few stitches on a scrap piece of fabric, then stitch off that fabric and onto the fabric for your quilt. The tension from the chain of stitches can help pull the fabric in your block through the machine. Here is a You-Tube video that I found that demonstrates this technique.
  • I've also had a few questions about tips for sewing over bulky seams, especially when they are at the beginning of a seam. Again, try using a leader piece of fabric to see if that helps. You can also do something like the method seen in this video! 
  • Remember if you are having trouble keeping your points line up as you sew, pins really help! An alternative is glue basting, which is just using a tiny bit of washable glue inside your ¼" seam allowance to keep everything lined up. 
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Facebook group

Things are bustling inside the Lo & Behold Patterns Facebook group!  If you have any questions, or if you simply want to see everyones progress, we'd love to have you join! :)


Note that you must answer the membership questions in order to get approved! :) (this is to keep the creeps out!)


week 3 WINNER

The winner of 2 shirts from Noodle & Bee  and a $50 gift card to Lamb and Loom Fabrics is…….


@seaminglykate  !!!!


Congrats! Please reply to this email! :)



week 4 PRIZES

This week, your task is to create 4 blocks if you are making the Square Throw, or 5 blocks if you are making the Large Throw. Share a photo to Instagram and be sure to use the hashtags #nightingaleQAL, #nightingalequilt &  #loandbeholdpatterns and you'll be automatically entered to win this week's prizes! You have until next Monday, May 3rd at 8am EST to get your entry in! The winner will be randomly chosen and announced in the Week 5 newsletter!


This week, we have two prizes! One lucky winner will receive:

  • Design Your Own Coiled Rope Basket Kit + 20 yards extra rope ($58 value) from Mountain Thread Company! This is a comprehensive kit that includes 20 yards of 100% cotton rope, detailed instructions and a heavy duty needle…all that you need to create a unique coiled rope basket! I made a rope basket last year using one of their kits and it was so much fun! You can read about it in this blog post.


  • A $50 gift card to Elizabeth Bolten Studios! This is a really unique online fabric shop that has lots of really beautiful modern quilt kits! You can also find gorgeous fat quarter bundles, embroidery scissors and fabric by the half yard! She also has a great range of AGF Pure Solids!

These are two really awesome shops so be sure to give them a follow on Instagram!


grand prize

We have two grand prizes! One lucky winner in both the USA and Canada will win free long-arm quilting! American quilters will have a chance to win edge-to-edge quilting from the Henhouse Quilting. Canadian quilters will have a chance to win edge-to-edge quilting from Matante Quilting! To enter, you'll need to participate in each week of the QAL by sharing your progress photo each week (with the hashtags!). One winner will be randomly chosen from the USA and Canada at the end! 


(Canadian participants, there will be a separate hashtag that you'll use for Week 7. I'll share about that when the time comes!)


things are moving right along! It's been so fun to see everyone's progress. I can't wait to see more! 


see you next week!



hi there!

We are Peter and Brittany…the husband and wife team behind Lo & Behold Stitchery. Brittany started quilting a few years ago to connect with her grandmother, Lois. Over the years, her brand has grown and morphed into what you see today. We feel very blessed and excited to be able to work together and we are thankful that you have chosen to come on this journey with us! Hit reply and tell us about yourself! We'd love to hear about your current projects!