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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 16

Updated: May 6

April showers brings more time to quilt!

To celebrate my birthday, we are having a surprise Mystery Block Quilt Along, and I am planning to post here on our blog every week with at least 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

(our new 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 16

Block cutting

4-dark squares 2"

8-dark HSTS cut from 4 squares 2"

4-medium HSTs cut from 2 squares 2⅜"

4-light HSTs cut from 2 squares 2⅜"

4-medium squares 2"

To make HST units, combine 1 dark 2⅜" HST and 1 medium 2⅜" HST. Combine 1 dark 2⅜" and 1 light 2⅜" HST.

Sew and press each unit. Make 4 of each color combination.

HST Unit size: 2" x 2" unfinished

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

and press all my seams open if i can.

To make Unit 2, combine 1 of each HST unit previously sewn,

1 medium 2" square, and 1 dark 2" square.

Sew into rows.

Sew rows together and press. Make 4.

Unit 2 size: 3½" x 3½" unfinished

Use the image above to arrange your units. Notice the rotation.

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 weeks Blog here.

Happy Quilting, Edyta

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