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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 14

Spring is in full swing. Spend some time outside enjoying the new blooms!

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 your supplies 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

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 14

Block Cutting

4-light rectangles 1½" x 2½"

4-medium rectangles 1½" x 2½"

1-light square 2½"

16-light HSTs cut from 8 squares 1"

4-dark squares 1⅞"

Start with 4 light HSTs and 1 dark 1⅞" center square.

Combine HSTs with center square as shown.

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.

Corner Unit size: 2½" x 2½" unfinished

Next, combine 1 light 1½" x 2½" rectangle and 1 medium 1½" x 2½" rectangle.

Sew together and press. Make 4.

Unit size: 2½" x 2½" unfinished

Arrange 4 corner units and 4 units around the 2½" 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.

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

Happy Quilting, Edyta

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