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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 18

Updated: May 6

Home is where your quilts are.

We are having SEW much fun with this Birthday Mystery Block Quilt Along! I will keep on posting 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 us on this year long Birthday Quilt Along.

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 18

Block Cutting:

2-light HSTs cut from 1 square 2⅞"

1-light rectangle 1½" x 3½"

1-medium rectangle 1½" x 4½"

1-medium rectangle 2½" x 4½"

2-medium rectangles 2" x 3½"

2-medium HSTs cut from 1 square 2⅞"

2-dark HSTs cut from 1 square 2⅞"

To make the house units, arrange 2 medium 2" x 3½" rectangles, 1 light 1½" x 3½" rectangle, 1 medium 1½" x 4½" rectangle, and 1 medium 2½" x 4½" rectangle.

Sew together the 2 medium 2" x 3½" rectangles and 1 light 1½" x 3½" rectangle. Next, sew the medium 1½" x 4½" rectangle to the top and the medium 2½" x 4½" rectangle to the side.

Next, sew the medium 1½" x 4½" rectangle to the top and

the medium 2½" x 4½" rectangle to the side and press the house unit.

House Unit size: 4½" x 6½" unfinished

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

Now for the roof unit, sew HST units together as paired above.

Sew into HST units.

Sew HST units together and press.

Roof Unit size: 2½" x 6½" unfinished

Sew roof with house units 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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