2018 Christmas Countdown: Block 14

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Block 14: Red & White

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Cutting Instructions

From the white fabric, cut:
(2) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares
(8) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(8) 1” x 1 1/2” rectangles
(8) 1” x 1” squares

From the red fabric, cut:
(8) 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” squares
(9) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(12) 1” x 1” squares

Assembly

Flying Geese

Mark eight 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 marked 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 8 white and red Flying Geese.

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of four white 1 1/2” squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked white square over a red 1 1/2” square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line and press.

Trim each Half Square Triangle to 1” square. Make 16.

Corner Flip Units

Mark the wrong side of a red 1” square in half diagonally once. Lay the marked red square, right sides together, on the left corner of a white 1” x 1 1/2” rectangle with the marked line beginning in the top left corner.

Sew on the marked line. Trim 1/4” seam allowance and press towards the white. Make 4.

Repeat with the red square at the right end of the white rectangle with the marked line ending in the top right corner. Press towards the red. Make 4.

Sew a left and right Corner Flip unit together. Measures 1” x 2 1/2” unfinished, make 4.

Block Assembly:

Sew a Flying Geese unit to each side of a red 1 1/2” square. Sew a white 1” square to the left and right side of a Flying Geese unit, make 2. Sew rows together to make a Sawtooth Star. Measures 2 1/2” unfinished.


Sew a Half Square Triangle to the left and right side of a Flying Geese unit. Measures 1” x 2 1/2” unfinished, make 4. Sew to the top of a Corner Flip pair. Measures 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” unfinished, make 4.


Sew a Half Square Triangle to the right side of a white 1” square and press. Sew a Half Square Triangle to the left side of a red 1” square and press. Sew together. Measures 1 1/2” unfinished, make 4.


Assemble into rows and sew rows together.

Block measures 4 1/2″ square unfinished.

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next block.

 

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