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BLOCK FIVE--Mix It Up Quilt Along

Block 5 Theorem

Can you believe we are already to BLOCK FIVE?

This block finishes at 12" square, so it will be 12 1/2" from raw edge to raw edge once you get it sewn together PRIOR to sewing it into the quilt.  Also, you will be making three that are all the same.

To fit in with the math theme of my Mix It Up quilt, the block is called THEOREM. The block may look complicated, but it's constructed

with some of the most basic building blocks of quilting.

B5 1

First, cut all the patches listed in the Mix It Up pattern instructions. Look at that! All the patches for this block are mostly squares and a few rectangles (not shown).

B5 4

First make some flying geese using the stitch and flip method I outlined in Block One.

Sew together in pairs.


B5 2

Next up, stitch and flip Square in a Square. These go in the four corners of the block.

B5 3

And another for the center of the block.

B5 5

Now, lay everything out. You know I like to do this! Make a visual check to be sure everthing is rotated properly so the black grid fabric is oriented toward the center.

Sew together in rows; then, sew together in rows.

B5 6

Voila! Block Five is in the record books! That wasn't so hard was it? And it's such a fun pop of warm color to juxtapose the cool colors of blocks one and two.

Don't forget to check in with everyone else:

Happy sewing and PLEASE be sure to stop in and see everyone else's blocks. And share your progress on Instagram (#DesignerDuo2019) and on the Facebook Group.

Sarah J Maxwell, Designs by Sarah J

Tiffany Hayes, Needle in a Hayes Stack

Elisabeth Hardy, Elisabew Quilts

Karen O'Connor, Lady K Quilts

Dolores Smith, Timworn Toolbox Designs

Giuseppe Ribaudo, aka Giucy Guice



BLOCK SIX--Mix it up Quilt Along
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