Monday, April 23, 2018

Blocked Rainbow QAL {Week #4 - Green Sawtooth Stars}

We're more than halfway done making our blocks for this quilt! We'll be making 10 or fewer blocks from this week on!

This week we are making our green sawtooth stars. We'll be using the fast flying geese method again this week to make smaller units for our stars.

Ten (10) 3.5 inch green squares
Forty (40) 2 3/8 inch green squares
Ten (10) 4.25 inch background squares
Forty (40) 2 inch background squares

Ten (10) 5 inch green squares
Forty (40) 3 1/8 inch green squares
Ten (10) 5.75 inch background squares
Forty (40) 2.75 inch background squares

Construction: Fast flying geese
Using the method as described last week, combine the 10 large background squares with the 40 smaller green squares to make a total of 40 flying geese units. The units for the throw sized quilt will measure at 3.5 inches x 2 inches and the units for the twin sized quilt will measure at 5 inches x 2.75 inches.

Block construction
Combine four small background squares, four flying geese units, and one large green square as shown below to construct each block. Sew components into rows and then sew rows together for a final block. Make ten total green sawtooth star blocks.

Here are my blocks:

I used three different greens this time around. If you're making a super scrappy version of the quilt, mix up your different fabrics while you're working on your flying geese so that your star points could all be different for a single star! As a general helpful note, when working on scrappy projects, cut your largest pieces first followed by your smaller pieces -- I typically do this for all of my cutting so that I am able to cut the smaller pieces and parts from the scraps of larger cuts.

The winner of last week's pattern is Susan! Check out her great yellow geese!

This week's give away is sponsored by Terri from Lizard Creek Quilting! A little about Terri:

Terri has been quilting for over 25 years, longarm quilting for 10 years and for the last 2 years has added pattern design to the mix. Many of her quilts have ribboned in national and international quilt shows. Many quilt designs have been published in magazines--Quiltmaker, McCalls Quilting, Fons and Porter, and Quilter's World. In 2016 she won the AccuQuilt Barn Quilt design contest--and had her winning block displayed on their warehouse/office as a 17 foot barn quilt. She has had the pleasure of being an Island Batik Ambassador for the last 2 years. She lives in NW Iowa on a farm with her husband where they raise pigs!

Make sure to share your blocks in the Facebook group or on Instagram with the hashtag #BlockedRainbowQAL to be entered to win!

Sharing at Linky Tuesday!

March 19 - Introduction, Yardage Requirements, Kona Sale with HBD
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 <-- That's today!
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. The black background really makes those colors just shine.

  2. Great tutorial Alison, this is a favorite block of mine!


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