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Controlled Chaos Scrap Quilt – Block #16

Controlled Chaos Scrap Quilt - block #16

Here’s block #16 in the Controlled Chaos Quilt!

What You’ll Need

  • 36  two-inch squares in color A (shown in red)
  • 64 two-inch squares in color B (shown in light blue)


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 #16

For this block I worked (mostly) in rows. I sewed things up in the following order. . .

  • Sew all your individual squares into pairs of matching colors. You should have 18 red pairs and 32 blue pairs.
  • Pair up the red pairs and sew them up into squares – each square is four red blocks.
  • Alternate those red squares with blue pairs to create the three rows in the block that have red squares in them.
  • Sew the remaining 20 blue pairs into 4 strips, each with ten blue squares.
  • Assemble the final block by alternating blue rows with the rows that have the red squares in them.

That’s 16 blocks done – just 4 more to go!

Controlled Chaos Scrap Quilt - block #16

I love how it’s coming together! And I feel like I’m so close to finishing!

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Happy piecing!

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  1. Cindi SAYS...

    A new block yeah I’m so excited my sewing machine has thought I’ve forgotten it. Can’t wait to see what the rest will look like and what it all looks like at the end. I’m really excited about learning hand quilting all thought I’ve been looking at your tutorials for the cat and dog quilts and love that idea too.