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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)

Instructions

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.

Click here for all the Controlled Chaos posts.

Happy piecing!

Best,
Wendi
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