The Alaska Homestead quilt block seems to be one of many named after Alaska in some way. This block is made with warm colours that would emphasise the difference between the homestead and all the ice and snow outside. It’s a five patch block and I have made it here as a 15″ square.
Cutting requirements for the Alaska homestead quilt block
6.7/8″ squares: two yellow, two white
3.1/2″ squares: five brown, four white
Making the Alaska homestead quilt block
Make half square triangle units with the 6.7/8″ squares. Place a yellow and a white square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangles. These are now 6.1/2″ squares.
Lay the squares out with a half square triangle in each corner, a brown square in the middle surrounded by white squares. The remaining brown squares are then placed half way along each edge of the block.
Sew the brown and white squares together in pairs. This will then mean that you can sew all the patchwork pieces together into three rows.
Sew the rows to each other to complete the Alaska homestead quilt block.
For a quilt idea, I’ve shown this block with sashing and cornerstones in the same colours.
I don’t tend to use yellow much in my quilts, but every time that I do I am reminded of what a lovely cheerful colour it is.
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