2018 Christmas Countdown: Block 23

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Block 23: Red & White

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Cutting Instructions

From the white fabric, cut:
(12) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(2) 1” x 2” rectangles
(4) 1” x 1 1/2” rectangles
(6) 1” x 1” squares

From the red fabric, cut:
(12) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(2) 1” x 2” rectangles
(4) 1” x 1 1/2” rectangles
(6) 1” x 1” squares

Assembly

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of 12 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 24.

Sew two Half Square Triangles together side by side as shown below. Make 6 sets.

Sew together in sets of 3. Make 2.

Sew two Half Square Triangles together side by side as shown below. Make 6 sets.

Sew together in sets of 3. Make 2.

Four Patch

Sew a white 1″ square to a red 1″ square. Make 2.

Sew together to make a Four Patch.

Corner Units

Sew a red 1″ square to a white 1″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew this unit to each side of a 1″ x 2″ rectangle. Make 2.

Repeat with the red 1″ squares and white 1″ x 1 1/2″ and 1″ x 2″ rectangles. Make 2.

Block Assembly

Lay out the block components in rows. Sew into rows. Sew the rows together to complete the block.

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

Be sure to share your progress with us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ChristmasCountdownSewAlong

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next block.

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