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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 3

Updated: May 6

There's nothing better than quilting together with friends on a cold or rainy day.

You are making my day by joining to quilt with me!

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.

Just hearing about this project? You can still join us!!

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!)

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 3

Block cutting

5 -dark 1¼" squares

4 -light 1¼" squares

8 -light rectangles 1¼" x 2⅜"

4 -dark rectangles 1¼" x 2⅜"

4 -dark 2⅜" squares

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

Start by making the center Nine Patch.

Arrange 5 dark 1¼" squares and 4 light 1¼" squares as shown above.

Sew into rows. Then sew rows together and press.

Make 1.

Unfinished Nine Patch size: 2¾" x 2¾"

Arrange 1 dark rectangle 1¼" x 2⅜" and 2 light rectangles 1¼" x 2⅜" for our next unit.

Sew together and press.

Repeat step to make 4 Units 2¾"x 2⅜".

To make your block, arrange 4 Units and 4 dark squares 2⅜" around the center Nine Patch.

Sew into rows, then sew rows together.

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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