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Dec 23: Tinsel Tangle

Dec 23: Tinsel Tangle

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Christmas is just two days away!  Are you ready or ready for a break?  This is Denniele from Louanna Mary Quilt Design and I am back again with another block to tempt you to spend a few minutes stitching.   Do you remember how long it took to place each strand of tinsel on the tree and how hard it was to avoid tangling those silver stands?  Tinsel Tangle, today's block,  honors the tradition of hanging tinsel.

This block finishes at 6" or 12" square.


6" Block 12" Block
From white fabric,

cut (4) 1 3/8” x 5 1/8" strips(C),

(1) 1" x 1" square (E)

From white fabric,

cut (4) 2 1/4" x 9" strips (F),

(1)  1 1/2" x 1 1/2" square (G)

From solid red fabric, cut (4) 1" x 3 1/4" strips (B) From solid red fabric, cut (4) 1 1/2" x 6" strips (H)
From red print #1, cut: (2) 3 5/8” squares (A) From red print #1, cut: (2) 6 3/8” squares (I)
From red print #2, cut (2) 2 3/8” squares (D) From red print #2, cut (2) 3 7/8" squares (J)

Ruler with a 45 degree line

The 6" and 12" blocks are made in the same way.  Information for the 12" block is shown in parentheses.

NOTE:  Red Dot...Green Dash and The North Pole? fabrics were used in the 12" block.

1.Cut both red print #2 D (J) squares once diagonally.

HINT:  If you are using directional fabric, cut one square from top left to bottom right and the other from top right to bottom left.  Your design will sit correctly in the block.

2. Cut both red print #1 A (I) squares once diagonally.

3.  Trim both ends of all white fabric C (F) strips at a 45° angle.

4.  Lay out and stitch together a red print #1 triangle, a white fabric C (F), and a red print #2 triangle.  Make 4 pieced squares.  HINT:  Marking and matching the center of adjoining pieces makes assembly easier.  Make four pieced squares.

5.  Paying attention to block orientation, stitch a pieced square to opposite sides of red solid B (H).  Make two rows.

6.  Stitch a red solid B (H) to opposites sides of a white E (G).

7.  Layout out the rows, match seams, and stitch together completing your Tinsel Tangle block.

This block finishes at 6" or 12" square.


Thank you for following along with my Tinsel Tangle block.  If you make one, please share your version and tag me on Instagram (@dennielebohannon).  I always love to see what you create.  Most days, I am posting about quilting on Facebook at Louanna Mary Quilt Design.  Come visit me.  Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

Denniele Bohannon

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