2018 Christmas Countdown: Block 16

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Block 16: Red & White

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Cutting Instructions

From the white fabric, cut:
(2) 2” x 2” squares
(4) 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” squares
(8) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(20) 1” x 1” squares

From the red fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square
(2) 2” x 2” squares
(13) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(4) 1” x 1” squares

Assembly

Flying Geese

Mark four white 1 5/8″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay two white marked squares over a red 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 white square over the corner of the red triangle. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press. Repeat with the other red triangle. Trim Flying Geese to 1″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4 red and white Flying Geese.

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of eight 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.

Repeat with two red 2” and two white 2” squares. Trim each Half Square Triangle to 1 1/2” square. Make 4.

Square in a Square Unit

Mark the wrong side of the white 1″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked white square, right sides together, in the corner of a red 1 1/2″ square. Sew on the marked line. Trim a 1/4″ and press towards the center.

Repeat for the other three corners.

Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ unfinished. Make 5.

Corner Unit

Sew together two 1” Half Square Triangles with the diagonal line starting in the top left corner. Sew a 1 1/2” Half Square Triangle to the bottom of the unit with the diagonal line starting in the top left corner, as shown. Measures 1 1/2” x 2” unfinished, make 4.

Sew together two 1” Half Square Triangles diagonal line starting at the bottom left corner. Sew a red 1” square to the left side of this unit. Measures 1” x 2” unfinished, make 4.

Sew both units together to make a corner unit, measures 2” x 2” unfinished, make 4.

Block Assembly

Sew a Flying Geese unit to the top of a Square in a Square unit. Measures 1 1/2” x 2” unfinished, make 4.

Sew a Corner Unit to the left and right side of a Flying Geese/Square in a Square unit. Measures 2” x 4 1/2” unfinished. Make 2.

Sew a Flying Geese/Square in a Square unit to the left and right side of a Square in a Square unit. Measures 1 1/2” x 4 1/2” unfinished.

Sew the rows together as shown.

Measures 4 1/2” square unfinished.

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next block.

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