Twilight Flurries: Block 23

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2020 Christmas Quilt Along

Block 23

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished

Cutting Instructions

From the teal fabric, cut:
(4) 2″ x 2″ squares
(2) 2½” x 2½” squares
(4) 2⅛” x 2⅛” squares
(8) 1½” x 2½” rectangles
(8) 1″ x 1″ squares
(4) 1″ x 1½” rectangles
(4) 1½” x 1½” squares

From the dark sky fabric, cut:
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(5) 1½” x 1½” squares

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

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 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.

Trim unit to 1½” square. Make 4.

Split Quarter Square Triangles (SQST)

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 teal/white 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.

Trim unit to 1½” square. Make 8.

Flip Units

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

Unit measures 1½” x 2½” rectangle. 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.

Block Assembly

Middle Section

Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to the white side of a SQST. Sew a white/teal Flying Geese to the side of a SQST as shown below. Sew the two units together as shown below.

Unit measures 1½” x 3½” rectangle. Make 4.

Corner Unit

Sew a teal 1½” square to a dark sky/teal HST as shown below. Sew this unit to a teal/dark sky flip unit as shown below.

Unit measures 2½” square. Make 4.

Corner Section

Sew a teal 1½” x 2½” rectangle to a teal/white HST as shown below.

Unit measures 1½” x 3½” rectangle. Make 4.

Sew a teal 1½” x 2½” rectangle to the side of the Corner unit as shown below. Sew the teal rectangle with the HST to the top of the Corner unit to complete the Corner Section.

Putting it all Together

Sew the Corner sections to each side of a Middle Section. Sew two Middle Sections to each side of a dark sky 1½” square as shown below. Sew the three rows together to complete the block.

Block measures 7½” square.

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