8½” x 8½”
From the red fabric, cut:
(4) 2½” x 4½”
From the green fabric, cut:
(4) 2½” x 2½”
From the cream fabric, cut:
(12) 2½” x 2½”
Mark the wrong side of a cream 2½” square in half diagonally once. Lay the marked square right sides together with a red 2½” x 4½” rectangle, oriented as shown below. Sew on the marked line. Trim a ¼” seam allowance and press.
Mark another cream 2½” square in half diagonally once. Lay the marked square on the other end of the red 2½” x 4½” rectangle, oriented as shown above. Sew, trim, and press as before.
Use the block diagram above to lay the block out. Sew into sections, and then sew the sew the sections into rows.
Sew the rows together to complete the block.
Block measures 8½” x 8½” unfinished.
Are you ready for the Christmas Countdown? This year we are celebrating classic blocks with the Simpler Times quilt.
Designed by Emily Cross & Betsey Langford
70″ x 70″ Quilt
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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.
There are more ways than ever to countdown to Christmas with us and we’re so excited to see what you make!