Block 7 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along

Block 7 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along - free tutorials at Shiny Happy World

I had to take a bit of a break from the Controlled Chaos while I made my daughter Jo a T-shirt quilt to take to school with her, but I’m back! I’m easing back into things with some simple wide stripes.

Ready to make block #7?

What You’ll Need

  • 60  two-inch squares in color A (shown in blue)
  • 40 two-inch squares in color B (shown in pink)


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. . .

Controlled Chaos block 7 exploded

Here’s what my seven blocks look like so far. . .

7 blocks down, 13 to go

I’ve decided to make mine a largish lap-sized quilt for me to use on the couch. It’ll be 4 blocks wide and 5 blocks tall for a finished size of 60″ x 75″ – a little smaller than a twin quilt. And I’m going to hand-quilt it!

Want to see everyone else’s blocks so far? I’ve created a fancy-schmancy gallery here. Go check it out so you can see these blocks made with colors that are different from the ones that dominate my scrap baskets. 🙂 If you’re stitching along – please send photos of your finished blocks! You can use the contact form at the top of any page.

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Happy piecing!

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