Twilight Flurries: Block 17

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2020 Christmas Quilt Along

Block 17

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished

Cutting Instructions

From the teal fabric, cut:
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(16) 1½” x 1½” squares
(8) 1″ x 1½” rectangles
(8) 1″ x 1″ squares
(4) 1″ x 2½” rectangles
(4) 1½” x 2½” rectangles
(1) 2½” x 2½” square

From the dark sky fabric, cut:
(8) 1½” x 1½” squares

From the white fabric, cut:
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(8) 1½” x 1½” squares
(28) 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.

Trim unit to measure 1½” square. Make 4.

Small Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the white 1½” squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a teal 1½” square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Trim unit to 1″ square. Make 16.

Square in a Square

Mark the wrong side of a dark sky 1½” square diagonally once. Lay the marked square on the corner of a teal 2½” square and sew on the marked line. Trim a quarter inch from the marked line and press. Repeat on all four corners.

Unit measures 2½” square. Make 1.

Block Assembly

Corner Section

Sew teal 1½” square to a 1½” HST as shown below.

Sew a teal 1½” square to a dark sky 1½” square.

Sew the two units together as shown below.

Unit measures 2½” square. Make 4.

Short Corner Side

Sew a small 1″ HST to a white 1″ square as shown below. Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to the end of the white square as shown below.

Unit measures 1″ x  2½” rectangle. Make 4.

Sew the Short Corner side to the side of the Corner as shown below.

Unit measures 3″ x 2½” rectangle. Make 4.

Long Corner Side

Sew a white 1″ square to the end of the teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle.

Unit measure 2½” x 1″ rectangle. Make 2.

Sew a small 1″ HST to the end of the previous unit as shown below.

The Long Corner Side unit measures 3″ x 1″ rectangle. Make 2.

Sew a Long Corner Side to the bottom of the Corner section as shown below.

Unit measures 3″ square. Make 4.

Middle Section

Sew a white 1″ square to a small 1″ HST as shown below. Sew a white 1″ square to a teal 1″ square.

Sew the two units together as shown below.

Unit measures 1″ x 2½” rectangle. Make 4.

Repeat to make the reverse of  the previous unit as shown below.

Unit measures 1″ x 2½” rectangle. Make 4.

Sew one of each of the previous units to each side of a teal 1½” x 2½” rectangle.

Sew a teal 1″ x 2½” rectangle to the bottom as shown below.

Middle Section measures 2½” x 3″ rectangle. Make 4.

Putting it all Together

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

Section measures 7 1/2″ x 3″ rectangle. Make 2.

Sew a Middle Section to each side of the Square in a Square as shown below.

Section measures 7 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle. Make 1.

Layout the block sections as shown below and sew them together to complete the block.

Block measures 7½” square.

 

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