Block 18: Christmas Countdown 2019

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Block 18

8½” x 8½”

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:
(2) 3½” x 3½”
(2) 2½” x 2½”

From the green fabric, cut:
(2) 3½” x 3½”
(2) 2½” x 2½”

From the cream fabric, cut:
(4) 3½” x 3½”
(4) 2½” x 4½”

Unit Assembly

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the green 3½” squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a cream 3½” square, right sides together. Sew a ¼” from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line. Make 2 green/cream HST for the next unit.

Repeat with the cream 3½” square and red 3½” square to make 2 red/cream HST for the next unit.

Need help with Half Square Triangles? Watch this helpful video.

Quarter Square Triangle

Take the a green/cream HST from the previous step. Mark the wrong side of one of the HST in half diagonally once. Lay the marked HST over a red/cream HST with the creams opposite each other. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line.

Cut apart on the marked line to make 8 QST. Trim QST units to 2½” square.

Half Flying Geese

Mark the wrong side of a red 2½” square in half diagonally once. Lay a marked red square over the left corner of a cream 2½” x 4½” rectangle, right sides together. Sew on the marked line. Trim ¼” the sewn line to create the seam. Press. Make 4 cream/red Half Flying Geese units.

Repeat with a marked green 2½” square over the left corner of a cream 2½” x 4½” rectangle. Make 4 cream/green Half Flying Geese units.

Block Assembly

Use the block diagram above to lay the block out. Sew the units into sections, and then sew the sections into rows.

Sew the rows together to complete the block.

Block measures 8½” x 8½” unfinished.

Click Here to find the fabric requirements and all the blocks as they are published!

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

Show off your progress, connect with other quilters, get ideas, motivation and more!

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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