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Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas in July Block 10 & 11-Kristy Daum

Today is a double dose of blocks so grab that rotary cutter and get ready!

Designer: Kristy Daum
BLOCK 10



Hi, Kristy here from St. Louis Folk Victorian . I’m excited to be sharing this tutorial with you as part of Christmas in July Block-A-Thon. This block goes together very quickly and works best with small scale prints and solids. It measures 6 ½” x 6 ½” and will finish at 6” square.

Cutting Instructions: I used 4 different fabrics and have labeled them A, B, C and D. The illustration below shows you color placement and assists with cutting and layout.

Pull Fabric A (Red) and cut the following ---

• Qty 2: 3 ½” x 1 ¼” (Marked A1 and A2)

• Qty 5: 2” x 1 ¼” (Marked A3, A4, A5, A6 and A7)

• Qty 1: 2 ¾” x 1 ¼” (Marked A8)

Pull Fabric B (White) and cut the following pieces ---

• Qty 1: 2” x 2” (Marked B1)

• Qty 2: 3 ½” x 1 ¼” (Marked B2 and B4)

• Qty 2: 2” x 1 ¼” (Marked B3 and B5)

Pull Fabric C (Dark Green) and cut the following pieces ---

• Qty 3: 2” x 2” (Marked C1, C2 and C3)

Pull Fabric D (Light Green) and cut the following ---

• Qty 3: 3 ½” x 1 ¼” (Marked D1, D2 and D4)

• Qty 1: 2 ¾” x 1 ¼” (Marked D3)


Assembly Instructions: Before we get started, please make sure that you are piecing with a scant ¼” seam allowance and Press after each seam. Now, let’s start our assembly by breaking the block into four Quarters as identified by Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left and Bottom Right.
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Step 1: Top Left

• Sew A3 and A4 to center B1.

• Sew A1 to the top of your piecing and A2 to the bottom

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Step 2: Top Right

• Sew A5 to the right of C1

• Sew B3 to the right of your piecing

• Sew B2 to the top and D1 to the bottom

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Step 3: Bottom Left

• Sew A6 to the bottom of C2

• Sew B5 to the bottom of your piecing

• Sew B4 to the left and D2 to the right

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Step 4: Bottom Right

• Sew A7 to the bottom of C3

• Sew A8 to the right of your piecing, then D3 to the right of it

• Finish the quarter by sewing D4 to the bottom

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Step 5: When you have completed each of your Quarters, it’s time to sew them together.

• Sew Top Left to Top Right, press seam

• Sew Bottom Left to Bottom Right, press seam

• The moment has now come to sew the Top piecing to the Bottom piecing matching that center seam

BLOCK 11

Designer: Kristy Daum



This block measures 12 ½” x 18 ½” and will finish at 12 x 18 inches.

Cutting Instructions: I used 4 different fabrics as seen in the illustration below.


Pull Fabric A (White) and cut the following ---

• Qty 4: 3 ½” x 3 ½”

• Qty 4: 4” x 4”

Pull Fabric B (Grey) and cut the following ---

• Qty 2: 3 ½” x 6 ½”

Pull Fabric C (Red) and cut the following ---

• Qty 2: 3 ½” x 6 ½”

• Qty 2: 4” x 4”

Pull Fabric D (Green) and cut the following ---

• Qty 2: 3 ½” x 6 ½”

• Qty 2: 4” x 4”

Assembly Instructions: Before we get started, please make sure that you are piecing with a scant ¼” seam allowance and Press after each seam.
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Step 1: Section 1


• Sew a 3 ½” x 3 ½” (white) piece to both sides of a 3 ½” x 6 ½” (grey) piece

• Press seams and put this section aside

• Grab your 2nd 3 ½” x 6 ½” (grey) piece and sew the remaining two 3 ½” x 3 ½” (white) pieces to both sides

• Press seams and put this section aside
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Step 2: Making HST
• Grab one of your 4” x 4” (white) pieces and one of your 4” x 4” (red) pieces

• Place them on top of one another, right sides together.

• Draw a diagonal line and sew a scant ¼” seam on both sides of the drawn line

• Cut on the drawn line, and you’ll notice that you have now created two HST (Half Square Triangles)

• Press the seam open or to the darker fabric

• Trim the block to a 3 ½” x 3 ½” square

• Repeat the above directions for the other 4” x 4” (red) block set…when completed you’ll end up with 4 Red/White HST

• Repeat the above directions with the remaining 4” x 4” (white) pieces mixed with the 4” x 4” (green) pieces
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Step 3: Section 2


• You will now be assembling your pieces as shown above

• Sew a (red) HST to either side of your (red) 3 ½” x 6 ½” piece

• Press seams

• Repeat for the other (red) HST and (red) 3 ½” x 6 ½” piece

• Repeat the above steps with the (green) HST and (green) 3 ½” x 6 ½” pieces

• Most importantly, make sure HST are facing in the correct direction (as shown above)

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Step 4: Final Piecing
• Layout all of your sections similar to the illustration above

• Sew each section to the next, making sure to match seams

• Press

• You have now completed your block…give yourself a Round of Applause! Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

4 comments:

Emily said...

These two blocks are so fun! I still haven't finished Friday's block, so I better get my buns in gear!!

Sandi1100 said...

Like both blocks. I'm enjoying the Christmas in July Blog tour. Thanks for sharing.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the tutorial posts. Block 11 is very pretty.

Nancy in IN said...

I just found you. The block that measures 12.5 x 18.5 will make a great set of place mats for my kids.