Twilight Flurries Christmas Countdown Quilt Along

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In 2020, we’re counting down to Christmas all year long with this beautiful quilt. Each of the 25 sampler blocks are inspired by a unique snowflake. Repeat your favorites or make them all.

At the beginning of each month, two blocks will be available with detailed instructions and any paper patterns needed. Make the blocks using your preferred method. Foundation paper piecing patterns are available for some of the more challenging units.

Be sure to share your progress in the AQS Christmas Countdown group on Facebook.

Twilight Flurries

70″ x 70″

Fabric Requirements

Teal – 7 yards
Dark Sky – 2 yards
Light Cream – 1 1/2 yards

Alternate Colorway

Here we substituted Charcoal Peppered Shot Cotton for the Teal background and replaced the Dark Sky fabric with Teal.

Let’s Get Started

Click the blocks below to visit the instructions for the block. Two blocks will be released at the beginning of each month.

Block One

Block Two

Block Three

Block Four

Block Five

Block Six

Block Seven

Block Eight

Block Nine

Block Ten

Block Eleven

Block Twelve

Block Thirteen

Block Fourteen

Block Fifteen

Block Sixteen

Block Seventeen

Block Eighteen

Block Nineteen

Block Twenty – Coming in October

Block Twenty-0ne – Coming in October

Block Twenty-two – Coming in November

Block Twenty-three – Coming in November

Block Twenty-four – Coming in December

Block Twenty-five – Coming in December

Finishing Instructions

Click here to download the setting block pattern.

Measure the outside dashed line of a square unit for printing size accuracy: the square should be 4″ x 4″ from dashed line to dashed line.

Use teal and dark sky fabrics to make the setting blocks following the foundation paper piecing square patterns. Trim on the dashed line, 4″ square. Make 64.

Sew the four units together to complete a setting block as shown below:

Remove the paper at this point. Block measures 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ unfinished. Make 16 setting blocks.

For the setting triangles along the edges, paper piece 16 square units. Paper piece 16 B triangle units and 16 C triangle units.

Sew an A, B and square unit together to make a setting triangle as shown below.

Make 16 setting triangles. Do not remove the paper until the setting is complete.

For the corner triangles, paper piece 4 B triangle units and 4 C triangle units.

Sew the B and C units together for the setting corner triangles as shown below.

Make 4 corner triangles. Do not remove the paper until the setting is complete.

Sashing

From the teal fabric, cut:

(100) 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangles

(40) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

(10) 2″ x 2″ squares, cut in half once diagonally

Sew sashing rectangles between the blocks. Sew the blocks into rows.

Sew the sashing rectangles and squares together to make the sashing rows. Sew the sashing triangles to the ends of the sashing rows.

Sew the rows together to complete the quilt center. Trim the edge triangles if needed.

Borders

Cut strips from width of fabric and sew together to make border strips appropriate length.

To determine the actual length of each border, measure the width of the quilt top in three places and use the average for the length of the border.

Upper measurement + Middle measurement + Lower measurement = X

X / 3 = Length to cut your borders

Teal Inner Border

Make (2) 1 1/2″ X 60″
Trim to average measurement and sew to the sides of the quilt center.

Make (2) 1 1/2″ x 62″
Trim to average measurement and sew to the top and bottom of the quilt center.

White Middle Border

Make (2) 1″ x 62″
Trim to average measurement and sew to the sides of the quilt top.

Make (2) 1″ x 64″
Trim to average measurement and sew to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Teal Outer Border

Make (2) 4″ x 64″
Trim to average measurement and sew to the sides of the quilt top.

Make (2) 4″ x 70″
Trim to average measurement and sew to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Layer with batting and backing. Quilt as desired and bind.

More Christmas Fun…

It’s Christmas every month at the AQS Christmas Countdown Facebook Group. Join us for a giveaway the 25th of each month! You’ll find lots of amazing quilters and a festive spirit. Look for the giveaway post in the AQS Christmas group the 25th each month to participate.

AQS Member Exclusive…

AQS Members can access a special Christmas bonus quilt each month. Take a look.

Christmas Tree Cabin

Click here to visit the AQS Member Area.

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