2018 Christmas Countdown: Block 1

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Block 1: Red & White

 Click here for the alternate colorway.

Cutting instructions:

From the white fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1″ x 1″ squares

From the red fabric, cut:
(4) 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ squares
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(3) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

Assembly:

Star Unit

Mark four red 1 5/8″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay two red marked squares over a white 2 1/2″ square in diagonally opposite corners. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press.

Lay a red square over the corner of the white triangle. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press. Repeat with the other white triangle.

Trim Flying Geese to 1″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4 Flying Geese.

Need help with Flying Geese, watch this tutorial for help.

Using the four Flying Geese, four 1″ squares and a red 1 1/2″ square, layout the Star unit in three rows. Sew each row. Sew the rows together to complete the Star unit.

Block Assembly

Using the remaining pieces along with the Star unit, layout the block in three rows. Sew each row. Sew the rows together to complete the block.

Block measures 4 1/2″ square unfinished.

Join the AQS Christmas Countdown group to get help and inspiration from fellow quilters and share your progress!

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next block.

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Vera

This is a beautiful block, thank you for providing the blocks, I’m looking forward to the daily block making.

are the flying geese units’ measurements correct?

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Looks we lost a ‘1’. The measurement should read 1″ x 1 1/2″. All fixed now. Thank you! Betsey