Twilight Flurries: Block Five

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2020 Christmas Quilt Along

Block 5

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished

Cutting Instructions

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

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

From the dark sky fabric, cut:

(1) 2½” x 2½” squares
(8) 1½” x 1½” 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.

 

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 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.

Repeat with the dark sky and teal 2½” squares to make the HST, then the teal 2⅛” square to make the Split Quarter Square Triangle.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 4.

 

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 facing left and 4 facing right.

 

Foundation Paper Piecing Square with Triangle Units

Download the foundation paper piecing patterns here.

Follow the numbered sequence to complete each unit using scraps of the teal, dark sky, and white fabrics.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 4.

Unit measures 1½” square. Make 4.

 

Block Assembly

Middle Section

Sew a white/teal SQST to a dark sky/teal SQST together using the image below as a guide.

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

Sew a teal 1″ x 1½” rectangle to each end.

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

 

Corner Section

Sew a teal 1½” square to one side of a Foundation Paper Pieced Square with Triangle unit using the image below as a guide.

Sew the two rows together.

Unit measures 2½” square. Make 4.

Sew a Flip unit to one side of the Corner unit. Sew a HST to the end of a Corner unit, then sew it to the top of the previous unit. Use the image below as a guide.

Unit measures 3½” square. Make 4.

Layout the sections and the white 1½” square 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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