Updated: Jun 23, 2021
Welcome back for the fifth week of our Alaska Rainbow Quilt Along.
We’re getting closer and closer to that great, big pot of gold at the end of our rainbow –
a unique quilt made just by you, but also together in this beautiful, creative, collective
that we have formed with our Quilt Along.
We all know how life gets, and we’ll be here to help whenever needed!
It’s time to get started on this weeks blocks!
This week we will complete Blocks 6 and 12.
Block 6 – We will make a total of 4 Block 6’s. Begin by arranging your cut pieces to form the block.
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 steps to complete the remaining 3 Diamond wedges.
Edyta’s Tip: Use your Wedge C template to precisely trim and square up the unit.
For the corners of the block, start by repeating the above steps to assemble the bottom wedge unit then mark, pin, and sew on Triangle D. Repeat 3 more times to make all four corners units. Arrange units to form the block.
Block 12 – We will be making a total of four Block 12’s. Arrange all your fabric as shown above.
Now 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. Once sewn, trim unit using Wedge C template. Repeat steps for the remaining 3 Diamond wedges.
We currently have Alaska Rainbow kits available for purchase if you are interested in doing this quilt but wasn’t able to purchase one of our Pre-cut kits. Get one while you can!
For the Scrappy Block of The Week
Scrappy Block 6 – Cut 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 6’s.
Happy Quilting! Edyta