Twilight Flurries: Block 21

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2020 Christmas Quilt Along

Block 21

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished

Cutting Instructions

From the teal fabric, cut:
(4) 2″ x 2″ squares
(24) 1″ x 1″ squares
(1) 2½” x 2½” square
(2) 2⅛” x 2⅛” squares
(4) 1″ x 1½” rectangles
(9) 1½” x 1½” square

From the dark sky fabric, cut:
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1½” x 1½” squares

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

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 4.

Mark the wrong side of the teal 2″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a dark sky 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 4.

Split Quarter Square Triangle

Mark the backs of the white 2½” squares in half diagonally once. Layer with a teal 2½” square, right sides together. Sew a ¼″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make two Half Square Triangles.
Mark the backs of the teal 2⅛” squares from corner to corner. Layer a marked square with a white/teal Half Square Triangle. Sew a ¼″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line. Repeat with the remaining Half Square Triangles.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 4.

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 2½” square. Make 4.

Block Assembly

Middle Section

Sew a white/teal Flying Geese unit to a dark sky/teal Square in a Square as shown below. Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to the end of the unit as shown below.

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

Block Center

Layout the Kite units with the Middle Sections and the teal 1½” square as shown below. Sew into rows. Sew the rows together to complete the block center.

Unit measures 5½” square. Make 1.

Sides

Sew a dark sky/teal HST to each side of a white/teal Square in a Square as shown below. Sew a teal 1½” square to each end.

Unit measures 1½” x 5½” rectangle. Make 4.

Putting it all Together

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

Sew a white/teal HST to each end of the two remaining side units. Sew them to the top and bottom to complete the block.

Block measures 7½” square.

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