Welcome to the 2017 AQS Christmas Countdown! 

Two years ago we began an annual series counting off the days to Christmas with a quilt block pattern. 

2015 Christmas Countdown

2016 Christmas Countdown

This year we continue the tradition with 25 new blocks. Add to previous years’ blocks or start from scratch with a whole new project.

Join us on our Christmas Countdown Facebook Group!

Be sure to share your progress with us on Facebook and Instagram #aqs2017christmascountdown.

48″ x 48″ Quilt

4″ x 4″ Blocks

Click on the links below for each day’s block:

Starts December 1st!

12-1: Day One

12-2: Day Two

12-3: Day Three

12-4: Day Four

12-5: Day Five

12-6: Day Six

Week One Project

12-7: Day Seven

12-8: Day Eight

12-9: Day Nine

12-10: Day Ten

12-11: Day Eleven

12-12: Day Twelve

12-13: Day Thirteen

12-14: Day Fourteen

12-15: Day Fifteen

12-16: Day Sixteen

12-17: Day Seventeen

12-18: Day Eighteen

12-19: Day Nineteen

12-20: Day Twenty

12-21: Day Twenty-One

12-22: Day Twenty-Two

12-23: Day Twenty-Three

12-24: Day Twenty-Four

12-25: Day Twenty-Five

Finishing Instructions

 

Fabric Requirements:

Blocks:

Red – 3/4 yard

White – 3/4 yard

 

Additional Setting Fabric for Quilt:

Red – 1 1/2 yards

White – 1 1/4 yards

Binding – 1/2 yard

 

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Cutting Instructions for Blocks:

To simplify things, we’ve compiled the cutting instructions for all the 2017 blocks for you!

Red Fabric:

(74) 2″ x 2″ squares for 1 1/2” HST (Half Square Triangles)

(114) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares for 1” HST

(8) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares for 1 1/2″ QST (Quarter Square Triangles)

(38) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2″ squares

(76) 1” x 1″ squares

(24) 1” x 1 1/2” rectangles

(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

(8) 1” x 2 1/2” rectangles

 

White Fabric:

(74) 2″ x 2″ squares for 1 1/2” HST

(113) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares for 1” HST

(8) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares for 1 1/2” QST (Quarter Square Triangles)

(39) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2” squares

(78) 1″ x 1” squares

(32) 1” x 1 1/2” rectangles

(6) 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” rectangles

(16) 1” x 2 1/2” rectangles

 

Cutting Instructions for Quilt Setting:

Red Fabric:

(280) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

(4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(60) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 2 1/2″ x 44 1/2″ strips (piece to make from the width of the fabric)

(2) 2 1/2″ x 48 1/2″ strips (piece to make from the width of the fabric)

 

White Fabric:

(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

(140) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(120) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

 

Visit the 2017 Christmas Countdown Finale for the Quilt Instructions.

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so tolle blöckchen, da bin ich gerne mit dabei
lg elfriede

Marjorie

I Love making the days square, just wish that the new day would post a little earlier than it has been ……

Where do I find the setting directions for this 2017 quilt? I see the cutting instructions but not the directions on how to put it together.

Kelly A Hansen

How much backing do we need for this? I want to get it while things are on sale! Is there a recommendation for a fabric choice for this pattern? Thanks!

Darcey Feltz

Just curious; is block 15 and block 23 suppose to be the same?

Robin

Am I missing setting directions?

Danke für die vielen schönen Blöcke. Ich habe gerne ihren Adventskalender jeden Tag besucht.

Gruß Guilitta

Thank you for letting me join you. Love this pattern very much thank you