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Controlled Chaos Scrap Quilt – Block #14

Controlled Chaos scrap quilt - block #14

I had to take a bit of a break from the Controlled Chaos quilt over the holidays and into this spring – but I’m ready to finish this baby!

Here’s block #14 in the Controlled Chaos Quilt!

What You’ll Need

  • 48  two-inch squares in color A (shown in aqua)
  • 52 two-inch squares in color B (shown in magenta)


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 scrap quilt - block #14

For this block I sewed things up in rows. The top and bottom rows are identical, as are rows 2 and 9, rows 3 and 7, etc. Knowing that can help you sew them up in batches.

Then sew those rows into one fabulous block. 🙂

That’s 14 blocks done – just 6 more to go!

Controlled Chaos scrap quilt - block #14

I think I’m going to go with grey sashing between the blocks. I like the way it sets off each one as its own little composition. Plus – I’m heartily sick of matching up seams. 🙂

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Happy piecing!

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  1. GrandmasBeans SAYS...

    Very pretty. Love the pattern and the color contrast.

  2. GrandmasBeans SAYS...

    What size is your finished block? I’m thinking it would be 15-1/2? How many blocks across and down?

    • Well – it SHOULD be 15 1/2, but mine are actually a tiny bit smaller than that because I used the edge of my regular presser foot as a guide instead of my 1/4 inch foot – which is causing me huge headaches since I switched to a different machine mid-quilt and now I’m having a heck of time matching that exact seam allowance. You should definitely use an actual 1/4 inch and don’t be me. 🙂

      The finished quilt is going to be 20 blocks – 5 rows of 4 blocks in each row.

      • GrandmasBeans SAYS...

        Thanks for that tip! I never would have thought about the difference in the presser foot! Will you be able to adjust it with the sashing, maybe?

        It’s a beautiful quilt! I think my favorite blocks so far are #5, #9 & #14. And I love the sashing because it separates the squares in a subtle way, and allows them to shine and be the star of the show.

        • I had to pick one apart completely and redo it, but I think I’ll be able to adjust the others with sashing. I may even shoot a video showing how. 🙂

  3. Cathy SAYS...

    I love this block! And I love the color combination. I think I would like to do an entire quilt with that bloc and no sashing! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Oooh! That would be so pretty! The triangles in the corners will build into diamonds when joined!