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Hola First name / quilty friend,
Welcome to Week 3 of the Rosalia QAL!  I can't hardly believe we are at the halfway mark. I hope you enjoyed making your first four blocks. This week I have for you:
  • Instructions and a few tips for Week 3.
  • Week 2 giveaway winners.
  • Information about prizes for this week.
  • A QST cheat sheet from Deidre of @lilabeanquilts.
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Week 3
Let's Sew More Blocks
It's Week 3 of our sew along and we are continuing to make blocks!
Weeks two, three, four, and five are all about sewing our blocks. This week will focus on tips for perfecting your QSTs. 
Make sure you are using the tag of the week every week so I can see your posts. Share a picture of the blocks you make this week using the hashtags #RosaliaQAL and #RosaliaQALweek3.
Also, don't forget that all Rosalia QAL participants receive 30% off edge-to-edge longarming of your Rosalia Quilt from @Sweetpeadesigncompany
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Perfecting Your QSTs

When I first discovered QSTs, they were a bit intimidating. But with practice and lots of trial and error, they aren't so scary after all. If you are struggling with your QSTs for the Rosalia blocks, here's a picture tutorial. 
1. First, create HSTs using Fabric A and BG. There's no need to trim these HSTs. Press them open. Then, place (1) 4 ½” B square and (1) half-square triangle RST.
(After the pattern correction I pointed out last week, the Fabric B square will be about a hair smaller than the HST. This is okay--it doesn't affect the measurements of the final block.)
2. If you haven't yet, mark a diagonal line running the opposite direction of the HST seam, making an X with the seam line. Sew a line ¼” from each side of the marked line. Cut on the marked line.
3. Finally, press the seam open and trim to 4” square. Make sure that the seam intersection is exactly in the center, 2”in from each side.

QST Cheat Sheet 

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Now that you have practiced and perfected your QST skills, Deidre Wilson of @lilabeanquilts has put together the Ultimate Quarter Square cheat sheet. With four different quarter triangle variations, you can quickly look up measurements for blocks up to 12". 
Download the Ultimate Quarter Square using the button below:

#RosaliaQAL Week 2 Winners

The winners of the Week 2 prizes are: 
@ mykindofthrow - A 10 FQs Bundle from @fullmoonfabricco
@sewnsurcees - Two PDF Patterns by @Lynsavenue 
Congratulations! If this is you, check your Instagram DMs to claim your prize.

Week 3 - Sponsors and Prizes

There will be two lucky winners this week! Please note that due to shipping costs, only winners in the U.S. are eligible this week.
One winner will win:
  • An AGF Wildflower Hill Bundle and PDF pattern of your choice from @kindredquiltco
The second winner will win:
A huge thank you to our sponsors this week!
Winners will be chosen randomly every week using the hashtags of the week on Instagram. 
How to enter the giveaways this week:
  1. Follow @littlequiltingcloset and @kindredquiltco on Instagram.
  2. Share a photo of your new finished blocks by next Tuesday, July 4th by 9pm EST. 
  3. Use the hashtags #RosaliaQAL and #Rosaliaqalweek3.
Please note that you must have a public Instagram account to be eligible for the weekly prizes. I can't see your posts if your account is private.

Instagram Live Q&A

If you have any questions about the Rosalia Quilt Along, please send them to me by message and I will answer them during my Instagram Live Q&A session this week.
The Q&A session will be on Thursday, June 29th at 4:30 p.m. EST.  You can join live or watch the saved video on my profile later.
I'm looking forward to seeing more progress on Instagram!
See you next week, 

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