Winter Frost - Ice Crystal

Winter Frost - Ice Crystal

Written by: 
Anne Wiens

The ice crystals are too small to see. On cold, moist mornings, we’re sometimes treated to trees, fences...and power lines...covered in a layer of crystal lace. Not that the display atones for the bitter cold, but it’s awfully pretty.

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Ice Crystal 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" or 12"  finished block

INGREDIENTS

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6 INCH BLOCK:

From fabric 1, cut:
{A} (4) 1½” squares
{B} (4) 2” squares
{D} (4) 1½” x 2½” rectangles

From fabric 2, cut:
{A} (4) 1½” squares
{B} (4) 2” squares

From fabric 3, cut:
{A} (2) 1½” squares
{C} (2) 2½” squares

From fabric 3, cut:
{A} (2) 1½” squares
{C} (2) 2½” squares

12 INCH BLOCK

From fabric 1, cut:
{A} (4) 2½” squares
{B} (4) 3” squares
{D} (4) 2½” x 4½” rectangles

From fabric 2, cut:
{A} (4) 2½” squares
{B} (4) 3” squares

From fabric 3, cut:
{A} (2) 2½” squares
{C} (2) 4½” squares

From fabric 4, cut:
{A} (2) 2½” squares
{C} (2) 4½” squares

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Mark a diagonal pencil line on the wrong side of four 3” (2”) Fabric 1 squares. Stitch a ¼” away from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the line and press. Trim to 2½” (1½”) square. Make 8 HST units.

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STEP 2. MAKE CENTER UNITS

Use the Easy Corner Triangle method to make center units: Mark a diagonal line on each of (4) 2½” (1½”) Fabric 1 squares. Repeat on opposite corner with Fabric 3 or 4 squares. Make 4 total center units.

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Join units together as shown.

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STEP 3. MAKE BORDER UNITS

Using remaining Fabric 1 and 2 pieces and HSTs, assemble border units. Make 2 of each.

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STEP 4. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Join block units as shown.

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