2017 Christmas Countdown: Block 13


Block Thirteen

4″ x 4″ finished size


(8) 2″ white squares
(8) 2″ red squares

Block Assembly:

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the white 2″ squares.
Layer, right sides together, a red and white 2″ square.
Sew a ¼” on both sides of the drawn line.
Cut apart on the drawn line.
Press and trim to 1 1/2″ square.
Make 16 half square triangles.

Assembly Diagram:

Press and trim block to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ unfinished.

Download the Pattern.

Visit the 2017 AQS Christmas Countdown project page for more blocks and the quilt.

Join our Christmas Countdown Facebook group and sew along!

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

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Love that block! I have an antique quilt of it in blue and white.


I think that there is an error in this block — trim the half square blocks to 1 and 1/2″, not to 1 1/4″
Still having a wonderful time following along.

Jacqueline Hale

Thank you for the block!