Monday, March 19, 2018

Blocked Rainbow QAL {Introduction}

The 2018 quilt along is now over and the entire pattern is available as a single PDF pattern on Etsy and Craftsy.

To start - why this quilt? I chose this quilt as it's a great project for quilters of any skill level. The individual blocks use basic quilting techniques but is more modern than your standard sampler. It is a sampler in that you're using a variety of different blocks, but uses the blocks to create the secondary rainbow design.

With individual blocks, it's easy to modify this to be a scrappy quilt or to make each set of blocks in a single fabric, as I did in the original. This quilt along also has the option to make larger blocks in the same patterns to make a twin sized quilt! I'll be sharing suggestions as we go along if you're making a scrappy version.

For my quilt, I'm using a variety of Island Batik fabrics that I set aside from last year's Island Batik Ambassador boxes and some that I pulled out from this year's box! I'm going to use Kona Black for my background. I'm using 3-4 different fabrics for ROYGB and one purple fabric.

We hope that you will join in on making a fun quilt! Join our Facebook Group and use the hashtag #BlockedRainbowQAL on Instagram to share your pics and progress!

March 19 - Introduction, Yardage Requirements, Kona Sale with HBD (that's today!)
March 26 - Sponsors, Background Spacer cutting, Color Suggestions
April 2- Red Pinwheels
April 9 - Orange Churn Dashes
April 16 - Yellow Flying Geese
April 23 - Green Sawtooth Stars
April 30 - Blue Bowties
May 7 - Purple Bear Paws
May 14 - Catch up week/Mother's Day
May 21 - Setting directions
May 28 - Catch up week/Memorial Day
June 4 - Finished Quilt Top Parade/Link Up


  1. This is such a fun quilt. This would be so fun to make scrappy.

  2. I tried hi Alison looking forward to quilting along. I tried to download from Craftsy however when I do it switches to my class library and won't download. Not sure whose issue it is.

    1. Hi Fonda, I have no way to email you but it sounds like an issue on your end. You just need to add it to your cart and then get the free download. It will be added to your Craftsy library.

  3. Hi Allison. Need to finish my other quilt along and then I'd like to join you. This would make a great donation quilt , as I have said before.


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