Block 20: Christmas Countdown 2019

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Block 20

8½” x 8½”

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:
(16) 1½” x 1½”

From the green fabric, cut:
(16) 1½” x 1½”

From the cream fabric, cut:
(4) 2½” x 2½”
(4) 1½” x 6½”
(8) 1½” x 1½”

Unit Assembly

Four-Patch

Sew a green 1½” square to a red 1½” square, repeat to make 2 pairs. Sew the pairs together into a green/red Four-Patch unit.

Repeat with cream and red 1½” squares. Make 2 red/cream Four Patch units.

Repeat with cream and green 1½” squares. Make 2 green/cream Four Patch units.

Star Points

Mark the wrong side of a red 1½” square in half diagonally once. Lay the marked square right sides together with a cream 2½” square on the bottom left corner, oriented as shown below. Sew on the marked line. Trim a ¼ seam and press. Repeat on the lower right corner of the cream square with marked green 1½” square. Make 2 Top & Bottom Star Point units.

Repeat as above, but with the red on the right and the green on the left. Make 2 Left & Right Star Point units.

Outer Corner Flips

Mark the wrong side of a red 1½” square in half diagonally once. Lay the marked square right sides together with a cream 1½” x 6½” rectangle on the left side, oriented as shown below. Sew on the marked line. Trim a ¼ seam and press. Repeat on the right side of the cream rectangle with marked green 1½” square. Make 2 Top & Bottom Outer Corner Flip units.

Repeat as above, but with the green on the left and the red on the right. Make 2 Left & Right Outer Corner Flip units.

Block Assembly

Use the block diagram above to lay the block center into three rows and sew it together first. Then lay out the whole block and 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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