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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 5

Updated: May 6

Every block is a new beginning, a chance to discover and learn something new.

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 5

Block cutting

8 -light HSTs cut from 4 squares 2⅜"

4 -medium HSTs cut from 2 squares 2⅜"

2 -dark HSTs cut from 1 squares 3⅞"

4 -light squares 2"

2 -medium squares 2"

To make Unit 1, arrange one light and one medium HST.

Sew together and press. Make 4 HST units.

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

and press all my seams open if i can.

Arrange 2 HST units and 2 - 2" light squares as shown above.

(notice the HST units orientations)

Sew into rows, then sew rows together.

Press. Make 2 Unit 1s.

Unit 1 size: 3½" x 3½" unfinished

To make Unit 2, arrange 1 medium 2" square, 2 light 2" HSTs, and 1 dark 3⅞" HST.

Sew each of the 2 light HSTs to the medium square, then finish by adding 1 dark HST.

Sew together and press. Make 2 Unit 2s.

Arrange 2 of each Unit 1 and 2 as shown above.

Sew into rows, and 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.

Happy Quilting, Edyta

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