Rainbow Kit Assembly Post

Hello our faithful quilters!

Hopefully you are all coping in the summer heat – for those of you in Australia, that is! ๐Ÿ™‚ We are of the opinion that this is the perfect time of year for paper piecing. No hot, steamy irons. No heavy quilts on laps! Just tiny little perfect shapes in portable packages!

By now everyone has been allocated their Rainbow Quilt Assembly Kits and should be piecing away. We’ve run across a few questions and decided a blog post is the best place to explain exactly what to send back! ๐Ÿ™‚

A “completed” block is NOT FULLY ASSEMBLED. The reason for this is because we didn’t have the white fabric organised before the kits went out. (It is a donation!) Not our fault, not the fault of the donor, and not a big deal. This makes it a little easier for everyone, though. All you have to do it put the hexagons together and include the rest of the coloured pieces.

Here is what we should be getting back from you! Remember these are due the end of January, which is only three weeks away! Please let us know if you’re struggling or cannot make the blocks work – we will organise them to be sorted out on your behalf. Email us at sydneymodernquiltguild at gmail dot com. ๐Ÿ™‚

SydMQG Rainbow Blocks
The above picture is the entire “block”: the hexagon blob, the two 4.5″ squares, the two 2.5″ x 9.5″ strips, the two 2.5″x12.5″ strips, and three spare hexagons.

SydMQG Rainbow Blocks
The above photo shows the two 4.5″ squares.

SydMQG Rainbow Blocks
The above photo shows the 2.5″x9.5″ strips (lower set) and the 2.5″x12.5″ strips (upper set).

SydMQG Rainbow Blocks
This photo is a finished hexie block – six columns of alternating 5 and 6 hexagon strips.

SydMQG Rainbow Blocks
This is what the back should look like. Notice how the edge papers have been left inside, and the middles have been taken out. You can take the middles out or leave them, but please leave the edges for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

SydMQG Rainbow Blocks
These are three spare hexagons. For the above block, they didn’t really work out. If you are super confident of your colours/patterns, by all means, don’t worry so much about making the extra 3 hexies!

SydMQG Rainbow Blocks
This is an image of the template and the upper corner of the block. It is marked for placement.

Rainbow Blocks
Finally, this is the guide you would have received (although with many different colours). You can see how this block takes a lead from the colour map but isn’t too strict. See the coloured framing strips, and the squares? They are all there, measurements explained, and no assembly required — just the hexie blob! ๐Ÿ™‚

We hope this helps everyone. Let us know how you’re going with the blocks – we are individually on Instagram using theย hashtagย #sydmqg, and feel free to upload to our Flickr page, too!



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