• Edyta

Alaska Rainbow Quilt Along – Week 4

Updated: Jun 23

Welcome back for the fourth week of our Alaska Rainbow Quilt Along.

Now that we’re a month into our Quilt Along, lets take it easy by choosing two blocks similar

to the ones we’ve done and review all that we’ve learned. Check out last week’s blog for anything you might have missed.

This week we will be working on Blocks 5 and 11.

Go ahead and grab all your supplies – Alaska Rainbow Pattern, Alaska Templates, rotary,

ruler, fabric pencil, and Aurifil thread 2310 – and lets begin!

Block 5 – We will make a total of 4 Block 5’s.

Begin by arranging your cut pieces to form the block. This block is just like our Block 2– check back with Week 2’s blog to get more details.

Assemble one Diamond A and two Half-Diamond Bs. Mark both Half-Diamonds. Pin and sew the first Half-Diamond B to Diamond A.

Press seams open before sewing on the other Half-Diamond. Repeat these steps for the remaining 3 Diamond wedges.

For Block 5 corner units, mark, pin, and sew Triangle D to Wedge C. Repeat 3 more times to make all four corners and assemble to form the block.

EDYTA TIP: Use your Creative Grids ruler and Olfa rotary to square off each of the units creating perfect 90o right angles.

Pin, sew, press and trim.

Repeat 3 times to make a total of four Block 5’s.

For additional details please visit our YouTube channel.

Block 11 – We will be making a total of four Block 11’s. Arrange all your fabric as shown above.

Start by marking Triangle D for Wedge C. Pin marked points before sewing and pressing seams open. Repeat until you have all four corners units.

Now pin additional Wedge C’s to each corner unit, sew and press seams open.

Use your Creative Grids ruler and Olfa rotary to square off each of the units for perfect 90o right angles.

Pin, sew, press and trim.

Repeat 3 more times for a total of four Block 11’s.

On to the scrappy Alaska Rainbow quilt…

Scrappy Block 5Cut your fabric using the Alaska Templates and arrange them as shown above. Continue the steps to mark, pin, sew, and press as directed.

Repeat this exact color arrangement 3 more times to make four Block 5’s.

Scrappy Block 11Cut your fabric using the Alaska Templates and arrange them

as shown above. Follow steps to complete all four Block 11’s. Repeat this exact color arrangement 3 more times for all four Block 11’s.

For more details please visit our YouTube channel.

If you’re just joining us and looking for a beautiful kit, we have some lovely new options.

Alaska – “Sweet 16”


Alaska – “Perfect Union”


We love seeing how each and every one of you’re doing with your Alaska Rainbow blocks! Please make sure to tag us in your progress pictures along the way at #alaskarainbowquiltalong

Happy Quilting! Edyta