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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 12

Life is all about the little things that make up the whole, just like a quilt is built, block by block.

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 12

Block Cutting

4-light rectangles 1½" x 3"

1-dark square 1½"

4-medium HSTs cut from 2 squares 3"

4-light squares 1¾"

8-dark QSTs cut from 2 squares 2½"

8-light QSTs cut from 2 squares 2½"

Start with 2 light QST and 2 dark QST for 1 triangle set.

Combine the light and dark QSTs as shown.

Repeat to make a total of 4 triangle sets

Note from Edyta: For this project, I'm going to try something different and press all my seams open if i can.

Arrange 1 triangle set and 1 light 1¾" square as shown above.

Combine triangle sets with a light 1¾" square one at a time

Press. Make 4.

Combine 1 triangle sewn piece with 1 medium 3⅜" HST.

Sew together and press. Make 4.

Unit size: 3" x 3" unfinished

Arrange 4 Units, 4 light 1½" x 3" rectangles, and 1 dark 1½" center square as shown above.

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.

Happy Quilting, Edyta

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