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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 10

Updated: May 6

Take some time today for yourself. You've earned it.

Welcome back to our Quilt Along in celebration of my birthday this year.

We are posting here on our blog every week with 1 new 6" finished quilt block design!

I am sew thankful to all of you that want to join me on this Birthday Quilt Along.

If you haven't gotten started yet, don't worry, you have plenty of time to jump in!

You can start making this quilt with the recommended bundles below or using scraps from your stash.

A Fat Quarter Bundle and Fat Eighth Bundle are great starting points.

This would be a perfect time to pull fabrics from your stash and mix and match with our bundles to make this quilt your very own.

Another great option, is your beautiful fabrics from our Laundry Basket Quilts Fabric Club stash!

I will be making my blocks using a Cocoa Blue Fat Quarter Bundle and the Birthday Bundle 2024 to create this Birthday quilt! There may be some sprinkles of a few favorites from my blue collections.

This project is available for anyone to join in! It will be 55 blocks in 52 weeks. Every Tuesday we will be making a new block(s), so don't forget to Sign Up for our Newsletters and visit our blog each week to quilt along!

At the end of the year, I will be providing a variety of layouts for your beautiful 6" blocks.

Let's get started with our next block!

Birthday Quilt Fabric Requirements

Blocks: Cocoa Blue Fat Quarter Bundle

Background: 2½ yards Border: 2 yards

Binding: 1 yard

(our Birthday Bundle is perfect for this!)

I'm sew excited to begin -

let's jump right in!

Note from Edyta: All pictures below show finished size images.

Please make sure you have 1/4" around all your units and blocks. Do not trim your points.

Birthday Block 10

Block Cutting

1-dark center square 2½"

8-dark QSTs cut from 2 squares 3¼"

8-light QSTs cut from 2 squares 3¼"

4-dark rectangles 1¼" x 2½"

8-light rectangles 1" x 2½"

Start with 1 dark 1¼" x 2½" rectangle and 2 light 1" x 2½" rectangles. 

Note from Edyta: For this project, I'm going to try something different

and press all my seams open if I can.

Sew together and press. Make 4.

Unit size: 2½" x 2½" unfinished

Now arrange 2 light 3¼" QSTs and 2 dark 3¼" QSTs.

Join each light QST to a dark QST.

Sew together and press. Make 4.

QST Unit size: 2½" x 2½" unfinished

Arrange all units around 2½" center square placing the QST units in each corner.

Sew into rows then sew rows together and press.

Finished Block Size: 6" x 6"

Press your block and enjoy!

Unfinished Block Size: 6½" x 6½"

Make 1

Join us here every Tuesday for our next Birthday Block!

Download this week's Blog here.

Sew and share your progress with us on social media by using #55birthdayblocks

Happy Quilting, Edyta

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