It’s time for Block #2! If you have already purchased the Diatom Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with the Block #2 instructions. Look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Diatom Quilt Along – Block #2. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Diatom Quilt Along and I will add you to the email list and get the information out to you soon!
Note: This is my blog post and not the newsletter email with the pattern links. Look for an email from email@example.com with the subject Diatom Quilt Along – Block #2 at or after 3:15am Pacific. Check your spam directory if you don’t see the email!
There’s something super satisfying about seeing a quilt block come together, isn’t there?
Tip: With all the trimming that happens for the subunits of these blocks, I like to keep a lint roller nearby to keep my cutting mat clear of fabric fibers. After trimming each unit, a little swipe with a lint roller will help prolong the life of your cutting mat as you won’t be pressing the fibers into the mat with your next cut.
Note that I was able to fussy cut 2 of the fabrics in my Connemara Flower block and still use the fabric yardages for each fabric. To keep all of these directional prints right side up, it required modifying the pattern instructions to use stitch-and-flip sizing for the flying geese blocks instead of four-at-a-time flying geese sizing.
Upcoming Diatom Quilt Along Schedule
- February 3, 2023 – Block 3
- February 17, 2023 – Block 4
- March 3, 2023 – Block 5
- March 17, 2023 – Block 6
- March 31, 2023 – Block 7
- April 14, 2023 – Block 8
- April 28, 2023 – Block 9
- May 12, 2023 – Block 10
- May 26, 2023 – Block 11
- June 9, 2023 – Block 12 & Finishing Instructions
- June 23, 2023 through July 31, 2023 – Final Linkup for Pieced Quilt Tops or Finished Quilts