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. 🙂