8½” x 8½”
From the red fabric, cut:
(2) 3” x 3”
(1) 2½” x 2½”
From the green fabric, cut:
(4) 2½” x 2½”
From the cream fabric, cut:
(2) 3” x 3”
(4) 1½” x 3½”
(8) 1½” x 2½”
Half Square Triangles
Mark the wrong side of the red 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.
Need help with Half Square Triangles? Watch this helpful video.
Sew a cream 1½” x 2½” to the bottom of a red/cream HST as shown below. Press towards the rectangle.
Sew a cream 1½” x 3½” rectangle to the right side of the pair as shown above. Press towards the rectangle. Repeat to make 4 corner units.
Rectangle & Square Unit
Sew a cream 1½” x 2½” rectangle to a green 2½” square.
Use the block diagram above to layout the block into three rows. Sew the units 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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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!