Here’s block five in the Controlled Chaos scrappy quilt. I still had lots of purple scraps out from last week, and I love purple and green together so I went with that pairing. I love it!
I know I say that every time – but I really love how this quilt is coming together.
Here’s how the blocks look so far. . .
I love the way the blocks blend together with no sashing. It’s hard to tell where one stops and the next starts and I really like the unruliness of it. One quilter who’s playing along mentioned that she might put sashing between her blocks – so I thought I’d share that version of the mock-up here too. . .
I think both versions look terrific. How much chaos are you comfortable with? 🙂
Ready to make block #5?
What You’ll Need
- 49 two-inch squares in color A (shown in purple)
- 51 two-inch squares in color B (shown in green)
Use 1/4″ seam allowances for all sewing.
Arrange your squares according to the diagram below and sew them together into rows.
Press all the seams. I’m pressing mine open for this quilt. I think it will make things simpler in the end.
Sew the rows together to make the finished block.
Here’s the exploded view. . .
I have to be away from my studio all next week, so we’ll be taking a week off of Controlled Chaos. But check in tomorrow for a new video! This one shows how I match seams to sew the blocks together when I’ve pressed the seams open.
If you’re stitching along – please send photos of any finished blocks! I’ll include everyone’s progress in the post for Block #6. They’re looking fabulous so far! You can email them to me at blockhead[at]wendigratz[dot]com.