Alaska Homestead Quilt Block

 

Alaska homestead quilt block

Alaska homestead quilt block

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

Make half square triangle units

Make half square triangle units

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.

Alaska homestead quilt block layout

Alaska homestead quilt block layout

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 small squares in pairs

Sew the small squares in pairs

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 squares into three rows

Sew the squares into three rows

Alaska homestead quilt idea

Alaska homestead quilt idea

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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Rose

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  1. Dear Rose – I do hope you had a wonderful time with your family o the weekend. The weather was certainly good for whatever you all decided to do.

    This one looks as though it could be for me to try triangles. Very glad you used yellow. Like you I think it is such a cheerful colour, especially in Spring.

    all best Janny .

    • Hi Janny. Yes, thanks, it was a lovely weekend. Always nice to see the family. My garden is full of forsythia, daffodils and dandelions – so much yellow and as you say it’s really cheerful.

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