Here it is! The very last block in the Controlled Chaos scrap quilt!
What You’ll Need
- 52 two-inch squares in color A (shown in purple)
- 48 two-inch squares in color B (shown in green)
Use 1/4″ seam allowances for all sewing.
Press all the seams as you go. 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.
For this block I worked in big chunks. I sewed things up in the following order. . .
- Sew all your individual squares into pairs of matching colors. You should have 26 purple pairs and 24 green pairs.
- Sew the purple pairs into 2 x 2 squares.
- Pull out four of those purple squares. Sew two green pairs to opposite sides of each purple square. Sew the remaining green pairs into eight 1 x 4 rectangles.
- Sew these rectangles to the top and bottom of your purple squares, so that there’s a green ring around each of the four purple squares.
- Sew the rest of your purple squares into one 2×10 rectangle and two 2 x 4 rectangles.
- Sew a 2 x 4 purple rectangle between two purple/green squares. Repeat with the last 2 x 4 purple rectangle and the last two purple/green squares
- Assemble your chunks in rows and sew the long 2 x 10 purple rectangle between your other two rows.
Well – finished with the blocks. 🙂 I still need to join them all together with sashing strips between them and then quilt the whole thing. Here’s what it’s going to look like. . .
I’ll have a tutorial showing how to do the sashing strips (there’s a little trick to that!) and then tutorials showing basic hand quilting, quilting without marking, and big stitch hand quilting. Yes – I’m going to spend the winter hand-quilting this beauty!
But all of that is going to have to wait just a little bit. I have a new and improved website that I’m really close to launching, so that’s taking a lot of my attention behind the scenes these days. It’ll be worth it! While you wait – finish all your blocks!
Remember – you don’t have to make your quilt the same size or number of blocks as my quilt. You can make fewer quilts for a crib size, or repeat some of the designs in different colors (or make up your own additions!) for a larger quilt. Mine is going to be just the right size for curling up on the couch. 🙂
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It has been so fun watching this quilt come together. I can’t wait to see how you quilt it.
I love this quilt so much! It just looks homey and cozy and like something your grandmother would have on her couch. It’s really wonderful. I can’t reassure to see the finished product!
I can’t wait either! We’re starting to get cooler nights and I’m itching to get it basted so I can start sitting under it to do the hand quilting!
I just finished all these awesome squares. I need to get the sashing, backing and binding fabric and batting now. can’t wait to learn how to do all the rest of this stuff. i’m going to be sending you the pictures of all my squares. now back to the woodland creature buddy bear quilt i’m making for my little buddy bear.
I’ll be sharing some tips on sashing soon!