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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 6

Updated: May 6

It's February, the month of love and you all are embracing and loving our birthday quilt along.

For anyone that is ready to fall in love, visit our first blog for more information!


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 6


Block cutting

4-light squares 1¼"

16-dark HSTs cut from 8 squares 1-5/8"

8-light QSTs cut from 2 squares 2-3/4"

4-light rectangles 1¼" x 2"

4-medium HSTs cut from 2 squares 3-1/8"

4-light squares 1½"

4-dark squares 1½"

1-light center square 1½"



Begin by making a Nine Patch with 4 dark 1½" squares,

4 light 1½" squares and 1 center light 1½" square.


Sew into rows and sew rows together.


Press.

Nine Patch size: 3½" x 3½" unfinished


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

and press all my seams open if i can.


Arrange Nine Patch and position 4 HSTs as shown above.


Sew HSTs to center Nine Patch.


Press.

Center Unit size: 5" x 5" unfinished


To make Flying Geese, arrange 1 light 2-3/4" QST and 2 dark 1-5/8 HSTs.


Sew together and press. Make 8 flying geese.

Flying Geese size:  1¼" x 2" unfinished


Arrange 2 flying geese units and 1 rectangle 1¼" x 2".

Sew together. Make 4.


Arrange flying geese borders around the center nine patch unit.

Add 2 squares, 1 ¼" to top and bottom row.


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 week's Blog here.


Happy Quilting, Edyta

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