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Block 9 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along

Block #9 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along at Shiny Happy World

Here’s block #9 in the Controlled Chaos Quilt!

What You’ll Need

  • 34  two-inch squares in color A (shown in orange)
  • 66 two-inch squares in color B (shown in aqua)

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.

Block #9 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along at Shiny Happy World

For this block I sewed things up a little differently in order to keep the edges of my chunks of color perfectly straight, even if my seams weren’t lined up perfectly.

We’re going to sew the whole thing into three fat rwos, but we’re going to sew some parts of those rows into chunks first.

1. Sew up the two orange 3×3 squares and 1 orange 4×4 square.

2. Sew up two aqua 3×7 rectangles and two aqua 3×4 rectangles.

Arrange those chunks as you see below.

Block #9 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along at Shiny Happy World

Now sew all those chunks into rows.

Block #9 in the Controlled Chaos Scrappy Quilt-Along at Shiny Happy World

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

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

Controlled Chaos quilt-in-progress

Eleven 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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