Twilight Flurries: Block 16

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2020 Christmas Quilt Along

Block 16

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished

Cutting Instructions

From the teal fabric, cut:
(6) 2″ x 2″ squares
(12) 1½” x 1½” squares
(12) 1″ x 1″ squares
(8) 1″ x 1½” rectangles
(8) 1½” x 2″ rectangles

From the dark sky fabric, cut:
(8) 1″ x 1″ squares
(4) 1″ x 1½” rectangles
(1) 1½” x 1½” square

From the white fabric, cut:
(6) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1½” x 2½” rectangles
(4) 1″ x 1″ squares

Unit Assembly

Half Square Triangles (HST)

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 12.

Flying Geese

Mark the wrong side of the teal 1½” squares diagonally once. Lay a marked square on the corner of a white 1½” x 2½” rectangle and sew on the marked line. Trim a quarter inch from the marked line and press. Repeat the process with a teal 1½” square on the other end of the triangle.

Unit measures 1½” x 2½” rectangle. Make 4.

Four Patch

Sew a dark sky 1″ square to a teal 1″ square. Make 2.
Sew the two units together as shown below to make the Four Patch.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 4.

Square Unit

Sew a teal 1″ square to a white 1″ square.
Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to the top of the previous unit as shown below.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 4.

Block Assembly

Corner Unit

Sew a Four Patch unit to a HST as shown below.
Sew a Square unit to a HST as shown below.
Sew the two units together to make a Corner unit.

Unit measures 2½” square. Make 4.

Middle Section

Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to a dark sky 1″ x 1½” rectangle. Sew a teal 1½” square to the dark sky rectangle.

Unit measures  1½”” x 2½” rectangle. Make 4.

Block Center

Sew a Corner unit to each side of a Middle Section as shown below.

Unit measures 5½” x 2½” rectangle. Make 2.

Sew a Middle Section to opposite sides of a dark sky 1½” square.

Unit measures 5½” x 1½” rectangle. Make 1.

Sew the three previous sections together as shown below to complete the block center.

Unit measures 5½” square. Make 1.

Putting it all Together

Sew a teal 1½” x 2″ rectangle to each side of a Flying Geese to make a Side unit. Make 4.

Sew a Side unit to each side of the block center as shown below.

 

Block middle measures 7½” x 5½” rectangle. Make 1.

Sew a HST to each end of the remaining side units as shown below.

Top and Bottom units measure 7½” x 1½” rectangle. Make 2.

Sew to the top and bottom units to the block middle as shown below to complete the block.

Block measures 7½” square.

 

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