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Birthday Quilt 2024 - Bonus Block 1

Updated: May 6

Your first bonus block comes today for my actual birthday, January 25th!

On this special day, I was born. I feel sew blessed to have you all celebrating and creating with me on this magical day. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing gift than quilting 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 every week a new 6" finished quilt block design!

Today is one of the surprise blocks!

I am sew thankful to all of you that want to join me on this Birthday Quilt Along.

You still have plenty of time to join the fun!

I'm sew excited for this cutie -

let's get started with our first bonus block!

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.

Press seams open.

Birthday Bonus Block 1

Block Supplies

Fabric Scraps (Cocoa Blue fabric) Threads (Cocoa Blue Thread Collection)

Pins, Scissors, Lightweight Heat'n'Bond, Rotary, and Ruler

Extra Bonus! Get $20 OFF the "Cocoa Blue" 12 Spool Thread Collection by using code THREAD at check out until

February 14th, 2024!

Block Assembly

Gather some of your extra Cocoa Blue scraps!

Have fun with this - find those striking fabrics that really grab your eye.

Use your favorite appliqué technique and CLICK HERE to download your Birthday Block Shapes!

We also have a wonderful NEW Stencil!

If you need a little help, watch this video for applique tips.

I like to use Heat n Bond Lite for fusible applique and stitch with Aurifil Threads around the edges.

Cut out your shapes.

Get creative with fussy cuts on the floral fabrics for an extra surprise.

These blocks are really going to blossom!

Cut 1 - 6½" background square from your light fabric ( 7" if you plan on trimming later).

Arrange your shapes using the picture above as your inspiration. Have fun and get creative!

Your block will blossom right in front of you!

Finish with adding some beautiful stitches to hold your pieces in place.

Finished Block Size: 6" x 6"

Press your block and enjoy!

Unfinished Block Size: 6½" x 6½"

Make 1

I hope you enjoy these flowers on my birthday!

Join us here every Tuesday for our next Birthday Block!

Share your blocks with us on social media.

Download this week's Blog here.

Happy Quilting, Edyta

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