WInter Frost - Icicle Star

WInter Frost - Icicle Star

Written by: 
Audrey Mann

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Icicle Star 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} (2) 5¼” squares
{B} (1) 4½” square

From fabric 2, cut:
{A} (1) 5¼” squares
{C} (4) 2½” squares

From fabric 3, cut:
{A} (1) 5¼” squares
{C} (8) 2½” squares
{D} (4) 2½” x 4½” rectangles

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE QUARTER SQUARE TRIANGLES

Using the 5¼” squares, make QSTs. Pair dark blue/light blue squares and dark blue/white squares. Mark a diagonal line on the back of the dark blue squares.  Sew each pair of squares together, ¼” away from the diagonal line on both sides. Cut apart on the diagonal line, and press each HST open. Pair dark blue/light blue HSTs with dark blue/white HSTs and repeat the process to end up with 4 QSTs. Trim each to 4½” square, if necessary.

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STEP 2. MAKE SQUARE IN SQUARE

Using the dark blue 4½” square and 4 white 2½” squares, make a Diamond in Square block. Draw diagonal lines on the back of the white squares. Sew white squares on opposite corners of the dark blue square along the diagonal line. Trim corners off ¼” from the seam. Press open, and repeat with remaining opposite corners.

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STEP 3. MAKE CORNER UNITS

Using remaining pieces, sew 4 white 2½” squares to 4 light blue 2½” squares. Press, then sew white 2½” x 4½” piece to the squares.

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STEP 4. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Sew units together into three rows, press, then sew rows together. Press, and the block is complete!

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Audrey Mann

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