Backyard Chicks QAL - Week 5

It's Week 5 of the Backyard Chicks QAL! 

We are almost at the end of this quilt-along! This week we are sewing our quilt top together. Congratulations to all of you who have finished all their blocks last week. If you haven't, hopefully you can finish them all this week, and finish sewing your quilt top also.

The winner of the week 4 prize is @lmm3417! Congratulations Lisa - please email me at (or DM me on Instagram) to arrange delivery of your prize.

Week 5

  • Catch up - finish all blocks! You should now have all 48 blocks finished (for throw size). If you fell behind go ahead and sew those final blocks up now.
  • Plan final block placements, if you haven't already done so. You can download the printable colouring page if you would like to plan on paper rather than on a design wall / floor. Make sure you follow the quilt diagram in the pattern carefully to make sure all blocks are oriented correctly.
  • Sew the quilt top together. Sew the blocks in each row together, pressing seams in alternating directions, and then sew the rows together. Your quilt top is ready!
  • Next week will be a busy week with quilting and binding, so if you are an overachiever feel free to go ahead and get a head start on the quilting! Remember, your quilt needs to be finished by the last day of the QAL (27 October) to be in the running for the grand prize. 
  • Share your finished quilt top (or any other progress) on Instagram tagging them with #backyardchicksQAL, if you want to be in the running for this week's prize! 

This week's prize:

On Sunday evening I will randomly pick a winner from all the entries on the Instagram hashtag #backyardchicksQAL. The winner will receive:
  • 3 fat quarters of quilting fabric (from my own fabric collections)
Next week is the last week of the QAL where we will be finishing our quilts. It's going to be a busy week! Looking forward to seeing everyone's finished quilts.


Backyard Chicks Quilt Along Details

Dates: 16 September - 27 October 2019 (6 weeks)
Block size: 10" finished
Finished quilt size: 60" x 80" (throw)
Experience level: Beginner


    Week 1 - Planning, fabric selection, cutting
    Week 2 - Make 16 blocks 
    Week 3 - Make 16 blocks
    Week 4 - Make 16 blocks
    Week 5 - Sew the quilt top together (+ catch up!)
    Week 6 - Quilting and binding


    Here are the fabric requirements for the quilt:
    You will also need the pattern!

    Follow Along

    • You can follow the QAL via my Instagram account here. Use the hashtag #backyardchicksQAL to post pictures of your progress and to see how others' quilts are coming along.
    • Sign up to the weekly QAL emails here
    • I will share a new blog post every Monday so feel free to check my blog each week for updates. 

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