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Block 8 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along

Block #8 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along at Shiny Happy World

Here’s block #8 in the Controlled Chaos Quilt!

What You’ll Need

  • 36  two-inch squares in color A (shown in yellow)
  • 64 two-inch squares in color B (shown in green)

Instructions

Use 1/4″ seam allowances for all sewing.

Press all the seams. I’m pressing mine open for this quilt. I think it will make things simpler in the end.

Arrange your squares according to the diagram below.

Controlled Chaos Block #8 - exploded

For this block I sewed things up a little differently – mainly to keep the edges of my yellow squares perfectly straight, even if my seams weren’t lined up perfectly.

We’re going to sew the whole things into columns, but we’re going to sew some parts of those columns into chunks first.

1. Sew up the four all-green columns.

2. Sew the middle two all-green columns together.

3. Sew all the yellow squares into their 3×3 blocks.

4. Sew eight 1×3 green rectangles.

5. Sew four of the 1×3 green rectangles into two 2×3 green rectangles.

Arrange everything as you see below.

Block #8 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along at Shiny Happy World

Now sew all those chunks into columns.

Block #8 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along at Shiny Happy World

Finally – sew all those columns into one fabulous block. 🙂

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

Controlled Chaos Quilt - 8 blocks done , 12 to go

Twelve blocks to go!

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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