Welcome to the 2018 AQS Christmas Countdown!

 

In 2015, we began an annual series counting off the days to Christmas with a quilt block pattern. This year will mark 100 quilt blocks in the series. 

2015 Christmas Countdown

2016 Christmas Countdown

2017 Christmas Countdown

This year we continue the tradition with 25 new blocks. Opt to make this year’s quilt, or tackle the 100 Block Christmas Quilt.

Join us on our Christmas Countdown Facebook Group!

Be sure to share your progress with us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ChristmasCountdownSewAlong

Check back each day December 1st through the 25th for each day’s block. This year, we’re excited to bring you two colorways. 

 

Red & White 2018 Christmas Countdown Quilt

46″ x 46″

Fabric Requirements:

White — 2 7/8 yards
Red — 1 3/4 yards
 
Cutting Instructions: (If you want to do them all at once)
White:
(1) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
(1) 3″ x 3″
(10) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(34) 2″ x 2″
(2) 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″
(72) 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2″
(137) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(2) 1″ x 3 1/2″
(16) 1″ x 2 1/2″
(6) 1″ x 2″
(4) 1″ x 1 5/8″
(68) 1″ x 1 1/2″
(110) 1″ x 1″
(8) 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
(8) 3/4″ x 1″
 
White for Sashing & Borders:
(90) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(120) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
(120) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
(72) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
(72) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(144) 1″ x 1″
(2) 3 1/2″ x 40 1/2″
(3) 3 1/2″ x Width of Fabric, sewn together and subcut into (2) 3 1/2″ x 46 1/2″
 

Red:
(1) 3″ x 3″
(25) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(2) 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
(4) 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
(30) 2″ x 2″
(24) 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(135) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(2) 1″ x 4 1/2″
(1) 1″ x 4″
(2) 1″ x 3 1/2″
(10) 1″ x 2 1/2″
(10) 1″ x 2″
(14) 1″ x 1 1/2″
(132) 1″ x 1″

 
Red for Sashing, Border & Binding:
(36) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(240) 1 1/8″ x 1 1/8″
(2) 1 1/2″ x 38 1/2″
(2) 1 1/2″ x 40 1/2″
(5) 2 1/2 x Width of Fabric strips for binding.
  

The Blocks

12-1: Day One
12-2: Day Two
12-3: Day Three
12-4: Day Four
12-5: Day Five
12-6: Day Six
12-7: Day Seven
12-8: Day Eight
12-9: Day Nine
12-10: Day Ten
12-11: Day Eleven
12-12: Day Twelve
12-13: Day Thirteen
12-14: Day Fourteen
12-15: Day Fifteen
12-16: Day Sixteen
12-17: Day Seventeen
12-18: Day Eighteen
12-19: Day Nineteen
12-20: Day Twenty
12-21: Day Twenty-one
12-22: Day Twenty-two
12-23: Day Twenty – three
12-24: Day Twenty-four
12-25: Day Twenty-five
Finishing Instructions

 

2018 Red, Black & White Christmas Countdown Quilt

46″ x 46″

Fabric Requirements

White — 2 7/8 yards
Red — 1 1/4 yards
Black — 1/2 yards
 

Cutting Instructions: (If you want to do them all at once)

White:
(1) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
(1) 3″ x 3″
(10) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(34) 2″ x 2″
(2) 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″
(72) 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2″
(137) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(2) 1″ x 3 1/2″
(16) 1″ x 2 1/2″
(6) 1″ x 2″
(4) 1″ x 1 5/8″
(68) 1″ x 1 1/2″
(110) 1″ x 1″
(8) 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
(8) 3/4″ x 1″
 

White for Sashing & Borders:
(90) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(120) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
(120) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
(72) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
(72) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(144) 1″ x 1″
(2) 3 1/2″ x 40 1/2″
(3) 3 1/2″ x Width of Fabric, sewn together and subcut into (2) 3 1/2″ x 46 1/2″

Red:
(1) 3″ x 3″
(15) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(2) 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
(4) 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
(21) 2″ x 2″
(20) 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(87) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(2) 1″ x 4 1/2″
(2) 1″ x 3 1/2″
(4) 1″ x 2 1/2″
(6) 1″ x 2″
(12) 1″ x 1 1/2″
(84) 1″ x 1″
 
Red for Sashing & Binding:
(240) 1 1/8″ x 1 1/8″
(5) 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric strips for binding
 
Black:
(10) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
(9) 2″ x 2″
(4) 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″
(48) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(6) 1″ x 2 1/2″
(4) 1″ x 2″
(2) 1″ x 1 1/2″
(56) 1″ x 1″
 
Black for Sashing & Border:
(36) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
(2) 1 1/2″ x 38 1/2″
(2) 1 1/2″ x 40 1/2″

 

The Blocks

12-1: Day One
12-2: Day Two
12-3: Day Three
12-4: Day Four
12-5: Day Five
12-6: Day Six
12-7: Day Seven
12-8: Day Eight
12-9: Day Nine
12-10: Day Ten
12-11: Day Eleven
12-12: Day Twelve
12-13: Day Thirteen
12-14: Day Fourteen
12-15: Day Fifteen
12-16: Day Sixteen
12-17: Day Seventeen
12-18: Day Eighteen
12-19: Day Nineteen
12-20: Day Twenty
12-21: Day Twenty-one
12-22: Day Twenty-two
12-23: Day Twenty – three
12-24: Day Twenty-four
12-25: Day Twenty-five
Finishing Instructions

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Sylvia Q. Davis

Will we find out the fabric requirements on Dec 1 or have they already been published? I can’t find them for 2018 nor for any of the other years. I would like to use my own fabrics. Thank you for doing this for sooooo long. I might even try to complete all 100 in the 25 days.

Sylvia Q. Davis

Oops! I found it!
Check back December 1st for fabric requirements and cutting instructions for the whole quilt.

Judith Morin

The Cutting instructions for the Red and White quilt only include the cutting sizes for the white fabric. I know I can add the Red and Black together to get the Red cutting instructions, but it would be easier to have it in the Red and White instructions.

Good Morning Judith, I’m not sure where they went. I’ve put them back and hope they stay put this time! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know they’d gone. Thanks, Betsey