Block 19: Christmas Countdown 2019


Block 19

8½” x 8½”

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:
(2) 4½” x 4½”

From the green fabric, cut:
(8) 1½” x 2½”

From the cream fabric, cut:
(2) 2½” x 2½”
(16) 1½” x 1½”

Unit Assembly

Uneven Nine-Patch

Sew a cream 1½” x 1½” square to both ends of a green 1½” x 2½” rectangle, and press towards the green. Make 4.

Sew a green 1½” x 2½” rectangle to both sides of a cream 2½” x 2½” square, and press towards the green. Make 2.

Sew the strips together into an Uneven Nine-Patch as shown above. Make 2 units.


Mark the wrong side of 4 cream 1½” squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked cream square over the corner of a red 4½” square, right sides together. Sew on the marked line. Trim a ¼” seam and press.

Repeat on the remaining corners with the marked cream 1½” squares to make a Snowball unit. Make 2 units.

Block Assembly

Use the block diagram above to lay the block out. Then sew the units 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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