Countdown to Christmas: Peppermint Twist Block

A note from Oda May – This month we are sharing a new block EVERY DAY until Christmas. The blocks will all measure 6″ finished and fit in with a seasonal theme. Make a few for a table runner or make them all for a quilt! You can use your favorite 6″ block quilt layout to put them together or stick with us through the month to see some layouts we have designed for all of the blocks. Each block is made with a mix of Red, Green, and White fabrics. This is a great opportunity to use your stash or pick up your favorite Christmas fat quarter bundle.

Hi! I’m Kristina from Center Street Quilts and I’m so excited to be starting off the Countdown to Christmas 6″ block tutorials! Every day leading up to Christmas, a different Moda Bake Shop Chef will be sharing a Christmas-themed 6″ x 6″ block tutorial. You can make these 6″ blocks into a mini quilt, tablerunner, pillowcover, or even a full-sized quilt–the sky is the limit! We hope you enjoy checking in each day to see a new block tutorial!

Today, I’ll be sharing my Peppermint Twist block. Pinwheels are a favorite quilt block of mine, and when you add in red and white fabric, I can’t help but think of Christmas peppermint candies. I designed the Peppermint Twist block to look like the peppermint candies we often see (and eat!) at Christmastime.

The Peppermint Twist block finishes at 6″ x 6″.

1 Red Fat Quarter {Red and pink scallops from Bonnie and Camille’s Little Ruby}
1 Green Fat Quarter {Green and white dots from Bonnie and Camille’s The Good Life}
1 White Fat Quarter { Bella Solid 9900 98}

Below you’ll find a quilt block diagram labeled with all of the pieces you’ll need, cutting instructions, and a step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to assemble the Peppermint Twist block.

Peppermint Twist Block Diagram


One Peppermint Twist block finishing at 6″ x 6″.

Thanks for following along with my Peppermint Twist quilt block. If you make one and share a photo on instagram, please tag me (@centerstreetquilts) as I’d love to see your version! You can also head on over to my blog (Center Street Quilts), where I’ve posted the instructions for the Peppermint Twist quilt block in a 12″ x 12″ size. The assembly instructions will be the same as the photo tutorial here, but I wanted to share the 12″ x 12″ cutting instructions for anyone that would prefer a larger size Peppermint Twist quilt block. 🙂 Happy sewing and we hope to see you back here tomorrow for another fun 6″ x 6″ block tutorial!

Kristina Brinkerhoff
Center Street Quilts

23 comments on “Countdown to Christmas: Peppermint Twist Block

  1. Ann Madison says:

    Your block is so sweet(sorry couldn’t resist). I think it will be perfect for a holiday project and your tutorial is excellent. Thank-you.

  2. mauricette says:

    Ce block est chouette , je suis partante pour les autres aussi!
    Bonne soirée à demain

  3. adreamandastitch says:

    Super cute block! I think it will be perfect for the table runner I want to make for a gift exchange! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. ArtsyOne says:

    Great block – thanks so much for the very detailed instructions. I really like your use of non-traditional red and green fabrics – really updates a Christmas quilt.

  5. Joy Gross says:

    Thank you for the fun block.. it is adorable.

  6. Gloria Trevino says:

    Thank you for the excellent tutorial I will be making this as well as the 12 inch this afternoon. Just ticket for all my red & green scraps.

  7. Sophie says:

    Beautiful!! Thank you

  8. Kerrie says:

    Love it!! Thank you for sharing

  9. gsnyder2015 says:

    Thanks for the exciting block . Have to work this one in with our busy schedule using up some scraps YAH!!

  10. Dianne Douglas says:

    Love, love this block!! Will be making this one for sure and can’t wait to see the others.

  11. OMG! This is adorable!

  12. Irena Mangone says:

    Your block is so cute thanks

  13. Richelle says:

    That is so cute I might make it into mugrugs! Thank you!

  14. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    You know I am in love with this block, right?? Thank you for the clear tutorial!

  15. Mary Bailey says:

    This is getting made this year for sure! Working on some pot holders for gifts @ work!

  16. Sandi says:

    How darling, happy colors!

  17. Jenn Caunt says:

    What a wonderful way to put us in the Christmas spirit! Thank you.

  18. Janet Moses says:

    Waiting anxiously for blessing ck 3

  19. What a stinkin’ cute block!

  20. Ann Witten says:

    So cute!! Makes me want a peppermint now…

  21. Marta says:

    So far my favorite block from the countdown

  22. Linda Clark says:

    Such a cute block… making Christmas potholders would be cute.

  23. Lea says:

    What an adorable block!

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