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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 23

Find beauty in simplicity.


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 me on this 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


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 23


Block Cutting

4-light HSTs cut from 2 squares 2⅜"

1-medium HSTs cut from 1 square 2⅜"

3-medium light HSTs cut from 2 squares 2⅜"

5-light HSTs cut from 3 squares 2⅜"

5-medium HSTs cut from 3 squares 2⅜"

7-light HSTs cut from 4 squares 2⅜"

7-dark HSTs cut from 4 squares 2⅜"


To make HST Unit, combine 1 light and 1 medium 2⅜" HST.


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 16.

HST Unit size: 2" x 2" unfinished


Arrange HST Units into 4 rows of 4. Pay attention to your block color placement.


Sew into rows then sew rows together.



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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