2017 Christmas Countdown: Block 17



Block Seventeen

4″ x 4″ finished size


(4) 1½” white squares
(2) 2″ white squares
(4) 2½” x 1½” red rectangles
(2) 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 1½” square.
Make 4 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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Jacqueline Hale

I’m really liking all of the blocks! Thank you….

Yay, small number of pieces! Great alternate block.


I like to learn new blocks and patterns.