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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Block 8

Updated: May 6

It is Tuesday and I am SEW excited about this week's block,

and being able to share it with you!

To celebrate my birthday, we are having a surprise Mystery Block Quilt Along, and I am planning to post here on our blog each week with a 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, including previous weeks posts to quilt along with me!

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 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 8

Block cutting

8-dark HSTs cut from 4 squares 1-7/8"

4-dark QSTs cut from 1 square 3¼"

4-medium QSTs cut from 1 square 3¼"

12-light HSTs cut from 6 squares 1-7/8"

4-medium rectangles 1-7/8" x 3-3/8"

1-dark center square 1-7/8"

To make Flying Geese, arrange 1 medium 3¼" QST and 2 dark 1-7/8 HSTs.

Sew together and press. Make 4 flying geese.

Flying Geese size:  1½" x 2½" unfinished

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

and press all my seams open if i can.

Arrange 1 flying geese unit, 1 dark 3¼" QST, and 2 light 1-7/8" HSTs.

Sew together starting with dark QST.

Press. Make 4 side units.

Arrange 4 side units, 4 light 1-7/8" HSTs, 4 medium 1-7/8" x 3-3/8" rectangles,

and 1 dark 1-7/8" center square .

Sew rectangles and 4 light HST as shown above.

Sew into sections, then sew sections 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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