2017 Christmas Countdown: Block 8


Block Eight

4″ x 4″ finished size


(2) 2″ white squares
(16) 1½” white squares
(2) 1½” x 1″ white rectangles
(2) 2½” x 1″ white rectangles
(2) 2″ red squares
(16) 1½” red squares
(1) 1½” red square

Block Assembly:

Draw a diagonal line on the back of 16 white 1½” squares.
Layer, right sides together, a red and white 1½” square.
Sew a ¼” on both sides of the drawn line.
Cut apart on the drawn line.
Press and trim to 1″ square.
Make 32 half square triangles.

Assembly Diagram:

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

Download block 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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I love flying geese! Thanks for the block directions.

Jacqueline Hale

Thank you for the pattern!