Welcome to Week 6 of the Aloha Ripple Quilt Along! This week we will be making 2 of the Corner Block B. This block is a mirror of the block A. (Pattern)
If you made the corner block A already, this weeks blocks will be a breeze!
Tips for making your points line up:
*Accurate cutting of pieces
*Accurate consistent seam allowances
*Press your seams in an alternating direction once the rows are created so you can nest your seams
Making your Corner Block B:
I like to lay out all of my pieces next to my machine how they are in the pattern diagram.
The throw size pieces barely fit on my kitchen table next to my machine, but I make it work. I like to keep the pattern next to me as well, so I can make sure I am sewing them together correctly.
Then I chain piece the pieces together, starting with two squares from the first row, then two squares from the second and so on. Once I get to the last row, I start a adding one square from the first row, then second and so on. I keep doing this until all my rows are complete.
Once you have all your rows done, you will want to press your seams in alternating direction from the neighboring row (See pattern for pressing arrows, so that this block connects to your Flying Geese blocks correctly).
Then you will nest your seams together (butt them up against each other so they interlock). Pin them in place and sew! I like to keep my pins in when sewing even though it is a no no. It helps my pieces stay in the correct spot and helps your points line up correctly. Make sure to sew slowly over the intersecting seams. Yay! You’re Corner Block B is done!!
Yay! We only have 1 more week, then all of our blocks will be done!!
If you have any questions, make sure to join me for my LIVE VIDEO. Tomorrow (Wednesday Feb. 21st) at 10:15 am PST (West Coast USA) I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook Group to go over tips and answer any questions.
Make sure to share a photo of this weeks step on social media with the hashtag #AlohaRippleQAL or join the Facebook Group and post a photo of your Corner Block B!
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If you haven’t downloaded the FREE Aloha Ripple Quilt Pattern yet, you can find it in my Craftsy shop!
Next week we will make our Corner Block B!
Here is the full Quilt Along Schedule:
Starting January 2nd: Download Pattern – Select your fabric and post a photo!
Week 1: January 16th: Cut fabric
Week 2: January 23rd: Make the Flying Geese
Week 3: January 30th: Make the Half Square Triangles
Week 4: February 6th: Make the Center Block (1)
Week 5: February 13th: Make Corner Blocks A (2)
Week 6: February 20th: Make Corner Blocks B (2)
Week 7: February 27th: Make the Stacked Flying Geese blocks (4)
Week 8: March 6th: Assemble your Quilt Top
Week 9: March 13th: Baste, Quilt and Bind your Quilt!