2017 Christmas Countdown: Block 18


Block Eighteen

4″ x 4″ finished size


(8) 1″ white squares
(4) 2½” x 1″ white rectangles
(1) 2″ white square
(8) 1″ red squares
(4) 2½” x 1″ red rectangles
(1) 2″ red square
(2) 1½” 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 2 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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Another favorite pattern of mine, in it’s larger version.

Jacqueline Hale

Thank you!