Winter Frost - North Winds

Winter Frost - North Winds

Written by: 
Michele Kuhns

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North Winds 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} (16) 3½” squares

From fabric 2, cut:
{B} (4) 3½” x 6½” rectangles

From fabric 3, cut:
{B} (4) 3½” x 6½” rectangles

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE PARALLELOGRAMS

Draw a line corner to corner on the back of (1) 3½” Fabric 1 square.  Align it, right sides together, on (1) Fabric 2 rectangle.  Sew on the line.  Trim the seam to ¼” and press to Fabric 2.  Repeat with another Fabric 1 square, sewing it to the other end of the Fabric 2 rectangle, keeping the slant going in the same direction. Make 2.

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Repeat using Fabric 1 squares and the Fabric 3 rectangles.  Make 2.

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STEP 2. MAKE FLYING GEESE

Draw a line corner to corner on the back of (2) 3 ½” Fabric 1 squares.  Align (1) square, right sides together, on (1) Fabric 2 rectangle.  Sew on the line, trim and press towards Fabric 1.  Repeat with the other Fabric 1 square, ensuring the slant is going in the opposite direction, to create a Flying Geese unit. Make 2.

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Repeat using the Fabric 1 squares and Fabric 3 rectangles.  Make 2.

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STEP 3. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Layout the block as shown.  Sew (1) Flying Geese unit to (1) Parallelogram unit.  Press towards the Parallelograms.  Sew all four units together to create the block.  

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