Winter Frost - Icy Windows

Winter Frost - Icy Windows

Written by: 
Becky Thompson

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Icy Windows 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. These are generously sized half square triangles units so they will require trimming.

YIELD

6" or 12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

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6-INCH BLOCK

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

From fabric 2, cut:
{A} (6) 2½” squares

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

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

12-INCH BLOCK

From fabric 1, cut:
{A} (4) 4” squares

From fabric 2, cut:
{A} (6) 4” squares

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Draw a pencil line on the wrong side diagonal of 1 Fabric 1 square. Pair with Fabric 2 square. Sew ¼” away from each side of the pencil line. Cut apart on the line and press to the darker print.

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Repeat process to make the following sets of Half Square Triangles:

Fabric 1 + 2: Make 4 HST units

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Fabric 1 + 3: Make 4 HST units

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Fabric 2 + 3: Make 4 HST units

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Fabric 2 + 4: Make 4 HST units

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Trim HST units to 2” square for 6-inch block and 3½” square for 12” block.

STEP 2. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Layout the block as shown.  Sew together and press well.
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Becky Thompson

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