8½” x 8½”
From the red fabric, cut:
(4) 2½” x 4½”
From the green fabric, cut:
(2) 3” x 3”
(4) 2½” x 2½”
From the cream fabric, cut:
(2) 3” x 3”
(8) 2½” x 2½”
Half Square Triangles
Mark the wrong side of the green 3” squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked green 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 green/cream HST.
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HST and Square
Sew a cream 2½” square to a green/cream HST oriented as shown above. Unit measures 2½” x 4½” unfinished. Make 4.
Mark the wrong side of the cream 2 ½” square in half diagonally once. Lay the marked square right sides together with a red 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangle, oriented as shown below. Sew on the marked line. Trim excess a quarter inch from the sewn line and press. Repeat on the other side with a marked green 2 ½” square. Make 4.
Use the block diagram above to lay the block out. Sew the units into sections.
Sew the sections 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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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!