Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along - Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along.  It has been really great to see all the fabric pulls that people have done and the colour combos look so great.

If you are wanting to join in - it's not too late at all (you can join in at any point).  To participate all you need to join in is

2. Sign up for the weekly Rainbow Popsicle Newsletter here

3. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #rainbowpopsicleqal#rainbowpopsiclequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

All the details can be found here at this Blog Post for what you will need to get started.

So this weeks task is all about making your Half Square Triangles or HST's as they are more commonly know as and constructing your Popsicle.

Half Square Triangles are the starting point for many designs.  There are a LARGE number of ways to make them - you only have to google them to find lots of different Methods.

When making HST I prefer to make larger blocks then trim them down to size using Bloc-Loc Half Square Triangle Square Up Rulers.  While some quilters may see this an an extra step, I believe that taking the tine to do this actually saves time and frustration down the track.  The points in your blocks will match up better and ensure your finished project looks better.

I have also found that when Half Square Triangles are made to size, you often have to deal with bias stretch, which can distort the points when pressing and involve unpicking and sewing scant seams to make things fit.  

Here is an excerpt from my book Weekend Quilting on the Chapter for making Half Square Triangles along with some tips for Chain piecing.

BLOC LOC RULERS - I am in no way associated with Bloc Loc - this is just the ruler I love to use for trimming HST's.  You can find more about why I love them here in their Blog Post on my Top 5 Tools.  They are readily available from Local and online retailers worldwide. 


This week we have 2 AMAZING prizes up for grabs.

Shari is also offering a 15% Storewide discount with code - RAINBOW
Note: All international shipping will be responsible for custom fees that may occur in their country. Flat rate does not apply to international orders.

a $75 Store voucher at Sew Mondo 

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 


  1. The link on the right for "claire turpin design" seems to be no longer maintained.

  2. I am new to EPP and would love to make the Smitten Quilt you from your July 2, 2015 post: Smitten Quilt-EPP Adventure Part 2. I would like to try my hand at EPP with this design but can not locate the necessary templates. Could you please tell me what pieces, their size are needed so I may purchase them individually. I appreciate you help in my quest.


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