Checkerboard – Play with me QAL

Wow, we are into out second week of January already. And what a first week it was. Busy, busy, busy.

In between many other things, I decided to tackle the Play with me QAL with alidatweloqdesigns.

Alida has 9 wonderful boards to make into either place-mats, zip / roll-up bags and a pick-nick sized quilt.

Each block will showcase a different technique and can be done as a quilt as you go method. I am happy about this, as I have not tried quilt as you go yet. So that will be a first for me.

This one below is the first block, the checkerboard.

This ones used bargello piecing, which was also a first for me. (Which is weird, since I have made way more advanced stuff)

And was a very easy technique to use.

Alida, give very detailed information on each block, how to make the block. And teaches you the technique, in such a way that even absolute beginners can follow along.


I am very excited to see what she has planned for us next.

If you want to quilt along with us, here is the link below.


There isn’t much else I can show at the moment, as I am busy with a commissioned piece that needs to be finished in the next week.

I will show more of that one later.

Till next time.

Thank you to all of my followers for all of your support and lovely comments.




  • Alida

    Great board! I also discovered bargello pretty recently and I did more advanced techniques first. Sometimes it is good to have a technique that does not require too much thinking in the bag 🙂 I am happy you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks for sharing the block in the linky!!

    • Vanda

      Thanks Alida, thank you for teaching us new techniques. I am stuck on the same old thing all the time. I can’t wait for the quilt as you go tips. I haven’t tried that yet. Usually just fmq over the whole top.

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