Twilight Flurries: Block 8

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2020 Christmas Quilt Along

Block 8

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished

Cutting Instructions

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

From the dark sky fabric, cut:
(8) 1½” x 1½” squares
(4) 1½” x 2½” rectangles

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

Trim unit to 1½” square. Make 4.

Flying Geese 

Mark the wrong side of the dark sky 1½” squares 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. Repeat the process with a dark sky 1½” square on the other end of the triangle.

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

Repeat with the teal 1½” squares and dark sky 1½” x 2½” rectangles.

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

Block Assembly

Middle Section

Sew a dark sky/teal Flying Geese to a teal/dark sky Flying Geese using the image below as a guide.

Sew a teal 1″ x 2½” rectangle to the bottom of the previous unit.

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

Corner Section

Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to the side of a white 1½” square. Sew a white 1″ square to the end of a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle. Sew the units together using the image below as a guide.

Unit measures 2″ square. Make 4.

Sew a teal 1½” x 2″ rectangle to the side of the previous unit. Sew a teal/white Half Square Triangle to the end of a teal 1½” x 2″ rectangle. Sew the units together using the image below as a guide. 

Unit measures 3″ square. Make 4.

Block Center

Mark the wrong side of a white 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.

 

Layout the sections into rows using the block image as a guide. Sew the sections into rows. Sew the rows together to complete the block.

Block measures 7½” square.

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