We’ve officially made it to the halfway point of the Diatom Quilt Along! For Block #6, we will be piecing a Hidden Star. If you have already purchased the Diatom Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with the Block #6 instructions. Look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Diatom Quilt Along – Block #6. 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 #6 at or after 3:15am Pacific. Check your spam directory if you don’t see the email!
The Hidden Star uses half-square triangles, square in a square blocks, and general piecing techniques.
Note for those making either version of Block 6 Star Setting: When cutting your fabric for the throw or twin star setting borders, pay attention to the star point and background fabrics. They are listed in Fabric letter order (Fabric A / Fabric D) which means they are listed with the star point fabric first and background fabric second, which is the reverse order from Blocks 1-5.
The Hidden Star block will not need any modifications if you want to fussy cut and work with directional prints. If you are using a directional print for Fabric C, note that the 3⅜” squares should be cut on point as they are the center of the square-in-a-square blocks.
Upcoming Diatom Quilt Along Schedule
- 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