Winter Frost - Festival of Friends

Winter Frost - Festival of Friends

Written by: 
Lisa Jo Girodat

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Festival of Friends is one of the block options in the 2020 Countdown to Christmas - Winter Frost. For more info about this quilt-along, check out the Frequently Asked Questions and join our Moda Bake Shop Bakers group. Find all the blocks {here}.


Chef's Notes:

Press and starch all fabrics prior to cutting. Use a scant 1/4" seam.

YIELD

6", 12"  or 18" finished block

INGREDIENTS

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See printer friendly file for other sizes. 12" cutting directions below

From fabric 1, cut:
{A} (4) 5” squares – cut in half on the diagonal corner to corner

From fabric 2, cut:
{B} 3” squares – cut in half on the diagonal corner to corner

From fabric 3, cut:
{C} [4] 2½” squares
{D} [2] 3” squares – cut in half on the diagonal corner to corner

From fabric 4, cut:
{E} [1) 3⅜” square

From fabric 5, cut:
{C} [4] 2½” squares

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE FANCY HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Place the Fabric 2 with RST (right sides together) on top of the Fabric C square. Sew along short edge. Press open.Place a second Fabric B triangle with RST (right sides together) on top of the Fabric 2 & 3 unit so that the short edge is to the left of the piece just sewn. Sew along short edge. Press open and you should have a triangle (see illustration). Place a Fabric 1 triangle on top of the unit formed above with RST and sew along the long edge (the bias edge). Press open. You now have a Fancy Half Square Triangle. Trim to 4.5” for the 12” block (Trim to 6.5” for the 18” block).

Repeat for the remaining Fabric 3 squares and Fabric 5 squares. So that you have 4 FHST with Fabric 3 and 4 FHST with Fabric 5.

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STEP 2. MAKE CENTER POINT SQUARES

For the center point squares of the block you will need  [1] Fabric 4 Square and [4] Fabric 3 Triangles. Sew the Fabric 3 triangles to the top and bottom of the center square (using ¼” seam) along the long edge of the triangles. Press open. Sew the last two Fabric 3 fabric triangles to the left and right of the center square sewing (using ¼” seam) along the long edge of the triangles. Press open. The completed Center Point Squares should be trimmed to 4.5” for 12” Block and 6.5’ for the 18” Block.

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STEP 3. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Join blocks units as shown. Trim the block to 12.5” or 18.5” unfinished block size

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LisaJo Girodat

@neverlandstitches

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