It’s the end of week 5 and I have finally finished this week’s two Countdown Quilt blocks.

Countdown Quilt Blocks 9 & 10 | Mud, Pies and Pins

It has been a short week, on the back of another long weekend, so commuting time was down and with it my available sewing time. However, by combining a more complex 24 piece block with much simpler four piece one I was was able to stay on plan.

Countdown Quilt Block 9 | Mud, Pies and Pins

I am far from happy with the first block that I made. It finished up a little wavy and is therefore not fully squared. The problem, in this case, lies in the choice of fabrics. The tone-on-tone print I used for this block is too heavy in comparison to the Liberty lawn and as a result the pieces do not fit as well they should. I will be able to creatively press out the block but moving forward I will only use these heavier prints in blocks with fewer pieces to avoid these problems.

Countdown Quilt Block 10 | Mud, Pies and Pins

I want the blocks in the quilt to both celebrate patterns and showcase individual shapes and the second of this weeks blocks falls into the latter category. It features a single isosceles triangle and, as the 10th block to be made, it’s completion sees 10% of the quilt blocks assembled.

Countdown Quilt Blocks 1-10 | Mud, Pies and Pins

If you would like to try making either of this week’s blocks you can download the templates below:

If you have missed any of the previous blocks then a full list can be found over on the Countdown Quilt Block List page.

I hope to see you here again next week for the next two blocks. I have finally decided that the quilt is going to be multicoloured so will use starting in on the next set of ten blocks as the prefect chance to change colour.

Until then, happy sewing!

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