Are you ready for the Christmas Countdown? This year we are celebrating classic blocks with the Simpler Times quilt.

Simpler Times Christmas

Designed by Emily Cross & Betsey Langford

70″ x 70″ Quilt

8″ x 8″ Blocks

Fabric Requirements

Red – 2 1/2 yards
Green – 1 yard
Cream – 3 1/2 yards
Binding – 1/2 yard
Backing – 4 yards or 2 yards 108″ wide backing fabric

The Blocks

Check back each day December 1st through the 25th for each day’s block.

12-1: Block One – Click Here!
12-2: Block Two – Click Here!
12-3: Block Three – Click Here!
12-4: Block Four – Click Here!
12-5: Block Five – Click Here!
12-6: Block Six – Click Here!
12-7: Block Seven – Click Here!
12-8: Block Eight – Click Here!
12-9: Block Nine – Click Here!
12-10: Block Ten – Click Here!
12-11: Block Eleven – Click Here!
12-12: Block Twelve – Click Here!
12-13: Block Thirteen – Click Here!
12-14: Block Fourteen – Click Here!
12-15: Block Fifteen – Click Here!
12-16: Block Sixteen – Click Here!
12-17: Block Seventeen – Click Here!
12-18: Block Eighteen – Click Here!
12-19: Block Nineteen – Click Here!
12-20: Block Twenty – Click Here!
12-21: Block Twenty-one – Click Here!
12-22: Block Twenty-two – Click Here!
12-23: Block Twenty-three – Click Here!
12-24: Block Twenty-four – Click Here!
12-25: Block Twenty-five – Click Here!
Finishing Instructions – Click Here!

Want more Christmas Countdown?

This is the fifth year of the Christmas Countdown. The previous years were all made with 4″ blocks. Each year made a quilt, but for the most adventurous of quilters, all four years can be combined into the 100 Block Christmas Quilt.

Click Here to check out the 100 Block Christmas Quilt and all the past years of the Christmas Countdown!

Join us on our Christmas Countdown Facebook Group!

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

AQS Members Get Even More!

Next year we’ll be counting down to Christmas all year long with a stunning quilt inspired by snowflakes: Twilight Flurries. AQS members get early access to the patterns this December before they release to everyone next year.

Twilight Flurries

There are more ways than ever to countdown to Christmas with us and we’re so excited to see what you make!

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Geri Alper

I cannot find Block 3 on your Pinterest site so I can save it to my pinterest. I looked everywhere, tried MANY different headings – nothing

Hi Geri, Please feel free to use the block images from the post for block 3 to pin. All of the images are pinnable. Thanks, Betsey

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Cynthia Powell

Super cool to have the opportunity to do a block along.

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