Twilight Flurries: Block 10

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2020 Christmas Quilt Along

Block 10

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished

Cutting Instructions

From the teal fabric, cut:
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(36) 1″ x 1″ squares
(8) 1″ x 1½” rectangles
(8) 1½” x 2½” rectangles
(4) 1″ x 2″ rectangles
(4) 1″ x 2½” rectangles

From the dark sky fabric, cut:
(5) 1½” x 1½” squares
(4) 1″ x 1″ squares

From the white fabric, cut:
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1″ x 1½” rectangles
(4) 1½” x 1½” square

Use scrap pieces of white and teal fabric for foundation paper pieced kite units.
You may wish to use scraps the  following sizes (or use your preferred size):
White: (4) 2″ x 2½” rectangles
Teal: (8) 1¼” x 1¼” squares and (8) 1¾” x 2″ rectangles

Unit Assembly

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the white 2″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a teal 2″ square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 4.

Flying Geese

Mark the wrong side of a teal 1″ square diagonally once. Lay the marked square on the corner of a white 1″ x 1½” rectangle and sew on the marked line. Trim a quarter inch from the marked line and press. Repeat the process with a teal 1″ square on the other end of the triangle.

Unit measures 1″ x 1½” rectangle. Make 4

Square in a Square

Mark the wrong side of a teal 1” square diagonally once. Lay the marked square on the corner of a dark sky 1½” square and sew on the marked line. Trim a quarter inch from the marked line and press. Repeat on all four corners.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 5.

Kite Units

Download the foundation paper piecing patterns here.
Follow the numbered sequence to complete each unit using scraps of the teal and white fabrics.

Unit measures 1½” x 2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Block Assembly

Middle Sections

Sew a Flying Geese to a Square in a Square as shown below.

Unit measures 1½” x 2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew a kite unit to the bottom of the previous unit as shown below.

Unit measures 1½” x 3½” rectangle. Make 4

Corner Sections

Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to the side of a white 1½” square. Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to the side of a dark sky 1″ square. Sew the two units together as shown below.

Unit measures 2″ square. Make 4.

Sew a teal 1″ x 2″ rectangle to the side of the previous unit. Sew a teal 1″ x 2½” rectangle to the bottom as shown below.

Unit measures 2½” square. Make 4.

Sew a teal 1½” x 2½” rectangle to side of the previous unit. Sew a teal 1½” x 2½” rectangle to a teal/white Half Square Triangle. Sew to the top as shown below.

Unit measures 3½” square. Make 4.

Using the image below as a guide, layout the block sections. Sew the sections into rows and then sew the rows together to complete the block.

Block measures 7½” square.

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