Winter Frost - Flurry

Winter Frost - Flurry

Written by: 
Jen Daly

Welcome back for Day 9 of the Moda Bake Shop’s Countdown to Christmas! I’m Jen Daly and I’m so happy to be here today to share my Flurry block with you. I live in New Hampshire where we’re lucky enough to have snowy winters. This block was inspired by pretty snowflakes falling against icy blue skies.

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Flurry 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

12"  finished block

INGREDIENTS

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From fabric 1, cut:
{A} (4) 4½” x 4½” squares
{B} (20) 2” x 2” squares
{C} (4) 1½” x 4½” rectangles
{D} (1) 1½” x 1½” square

From fabric 2, cut:
{E} (8) 2” x 4½” rectangles
{F} (4) 1½” x 2” rectangles

From fabric 3, cut:
{G} (4) 2½” x 2½” squares

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE UNIT A

On the wrong side of 4 light blue print 2½” squares, use a pencil to lightly draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Layer a marked square atop a turquoise print 4½” square with right sides together. Stitch the pair together on the drawn line.

Trim seam allowance to ¼” and press toward the light blue to make a Unit A. Repeat to make 4 Unit As.

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STEP 2. MAKE UNIT B

On the wrong side of 16 turquoise print 2” squares, use a pencil to lightly draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Layer a marked square atop one short end of a white print 2” x 4½” rectangle with right sides together, paying careful attention to the orientation to the stitching line. Stitch the pair together on the drawn line. Trim seam allowance to ¼” and press toward the turquoise.

Use the same stitch-and-flip method to sew a turquoise 2” square to the opposite end of the white print 2” x 4½” rectangle, paying careful attention to the orientation of the stitching line to make a left chevron unit. Repeat to make 4 left chevron units.

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In the same manner, use 8 remaining marked turquoise 2” squares and 4 white print 2” x 4½” rectangles to make 4 right chevron units.

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Sew together a left chevron unit, a turquoise print 1½” x 4½” rectangle, and a right chevron unit as shown. Press seam allowances toward the turquoise 1½” x 4½” rectangle to make a Unit B. Repeat to make 4 Unit Bs.

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STEP 3. MAKE UNIT C

Lay out 4 turquoise print 2” squares, 4 white print 1½” x 2” rectangles, and 1 turquoise print 1½” square in 3 horizontal rows as shown. Sew together the pieces in each row. Press seam allowances toward the turquoise squares.

Sew together the rows. Press seam allowances away from the center to make a Unit C.

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STEP 4. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Lay out 4 Unit As, 4 Unit Bs, and Unit C in 3 horizontal rows as shown. Stitch together the pieces in each row, pressing the seam allowances as indicated by the arrows.
Stitch together the rows. Press the seam allowances open to finish the block.

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Jen Daly

Jen Daly Quilts

Note: There has been a correction to Piece F on the cutting that has not yet been updated on the PDF.  The correct cutting size is 1½" x 2" rectangle.

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