2018 Christmas Countdown: Block 24

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Block 24: Red & White

 Click here for the alternate colorway.

Cutting Instructions

From the white fabric, cut:
(4) 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” squares
(4) 1 1/2” x 2” rectangles
(1) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” square
(4) 1” x 1 1/2” rectangles
(16) 1” x 1” squares

From the red fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” square
(8) 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares
(4) 1” x 1” squares

Assembly

Flip Units

Mark four red 1 1/2″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay the marked red square, right sides together, in the left upper corner of a white 1 1/2″ x 2″ rectangle.

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

Sew a red 1″ square to the end of a white 1″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle. Sew to the bottom of the previous unit as shown below to complete the corner unit.

Make 4.

Flying Geese

Mark the 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.

Square in a Square

Mark the wrong side of the white 1” squares diagonally once. Lay a marked square on the corner of a red 1 1/2” square and sew on the marked line. Trim a quarter inch from the marked line and press. Repeat on all four corners. Unit measures 1 1/2” unfinished. Make 4.

Sew a Square in a Square unit to the top of a Flying Geese unit as shown below. Make 4.

Block Assembly

Layout the units along with the remaining white 1 1/2″ square into rows using the block diagram below as a guide.

Sew each row together, then 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!

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next block.

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