After The Rain QAL Week 5

May 3, 2022

After The Rain Quilt

Welcome to Week 5 of the QAL! This week we are piecing our After The Rain quilt tops by adding sashing.

THIS WEEK’S PRIZE: 3 free months to the Quilters Candy Membership!

To enter to win, post a photo of your finished quilt top with the hashtags:


LAST WEEK’S WINNER: Congratulations to Jenny Unger of @fabfarbicgirl. Jenny won a free copy of my new ‘Color Block Quilt Book‘!

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Winner on Week 4 - Jenny of @fabfabricgirl


Week 5 of the After The Rain QAL is piecing our quilt top. That means you will be adding sashing.

I have a tip I learned for adding sashing that will help keep your quilt top smooth (aka not wonky).

  1. Place sashing RST with row of rainbows.
  2. Pin in place.
  3. Start in the MIDDLE of the shashing and sew toward one side (see images below).
  4. Go back to the middle of the sashing and sew to the opposite side.

This method of starting in the middle and sewing out avoids puckering and wonky sashing.


One of the most enjoyable parts of a Quilt Along is seeing the beautiful work by others!

Here is a glimpse of some of the quilt tops being made.

I found these by searching the hashtag #AfterTheRainQAL.

After the Rain Quilt Along


Next week is our FINAL week! I will share some quilting ideas AND have an amazing prize and discount for your QAL friends.

I’ll be in touch next week with more details.

Happy sewing, and I can’t wait to see your finished quilt tops!


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