2018 Christmas Countdown: Block 3

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Block 3: Red & White

 Click here for the alternate colorway.

Cutting instructions:

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

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

(2) 1” x 1” squares

Assembly:

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the 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 towards the red.

Trim each Half Square Triangle to 1″ square. Make 24.

Quarter Unit

Sew three Half Square Triangles together as shown below. Make 4.

 

Sew three Half Square Triangles together as shown below. Make 4.

 

Using the red 2” square, 1” square, and one of each Half Square Triangle unit, layout the red quarter unit as shown below.

Sew the Half Square Triangle unit to the side of the red 2” square.
Sew the 1” square to the end of the remaining Half Square Triangle unit.

Sew these units together to make a red Quarter unit. Make 2.

 

Repeat using the image below to make two white Quarter units.

Block Assembly

Lay out the Quarter units using the block image as guide and sew the Quarter units into rows.
Sew to rows together to complete the block.

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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