Block 24: Christmas Countdown 2019

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Block 24

8½” x 8½”

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:
(2) 3½” x 3½”
(8) 1½” x 1½”

From the green fabric, cut:
(2) 3” x 3”
(4) 1½” x 2½”
(8) 1½” x 1½”

From the cream fabric, cut:
(2) 3½” x 3½”
(2) 3” x 3”
(4) 1½” x 4½”
(4) 1½” x 2½”

Unit Assembly

Flying Geese

Mark the wrong side of a green 1½” square in half diagonally once. Lay the marked square right sides together with a cream 1½” x 2½” rectangle, 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 red 1½” square. Make 4 Flying Geese units.

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the green 3” squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a cream 3” square, right sides together. Sew a ¼” from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line. Trim unit to 2½” square. Make 4.

Repeat with the cream 3 ½” squares and red 3 ½” squares to make (4) red/cream HST for the next unit.

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

Quarter Square Triangle

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

Cut apart on the marked line to make 2 red/cream QST. Repeat to make 4 red/cream QST. Trim QST unit to 2½” square.

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 4½” 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 4 Corner Flip units.

Block 24 Section

Use the diagram above to lay the Block 24 Section. Sew the units into three rows, and then sew the three rows together. Block 24 Sections measures 4½” x 4½” unfinished.

Block Assembly

Use the block diagram above to lay the block out. Sew the Block 24 Sections into tow 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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