Block 23: Christmas Countdown 2019


Block 23

8½” x 8½”

Cutting Instructions

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”

Unit Assembly


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.

Block Assembly

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.

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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