Dec 22: Hard Candy Christmas

This simple block is a easy and fun. Use a cute fussy cut print for the center square if you really want to make it festive!

This block finishes at 6″ or 12″ square.

6″ Block 12″ Block
From white fabric, cut  (4) 1½” squares, (8) 1½” x 1″ rectangles, (4) 2½” x 2″ rectangles, (1) 2½” square, (8) 1″ squares From white fabric, cut (4) 2½” squares, (8) 2½” x 1½” rectangles, (4) 4½” x 3½” rectangles, (1) 4½” square, (8) 1½” squares
From red fabric, cut (8) 1½” x 1″ rectangles,
(4) 2½” x 1″ rectangles, (8) 1″ squares
From red fabric, cut (8) 2½” x 1 1/2″ rectangles, (4) 4½” x 1½” rectangles, (8) 1½” squares

Dimensions for 12″ block are sh0wn in brackets [ ].

Make Modified 9-Patches

1 – Make 4-patches by sewing (2) 1″ [1½”] red squares to (2) 1″ [1½”] white squares.

2 – Sew (1)  1½” x 1″ [2½” x 1½”] red rectangle to (1) 1½” x 1″ [2½” x 1½”] white rectangle. Repeat to make two of these units.

3 – Join (1) unit from Step 2 with (1) 1½” [2½”] white square.

4 – Join (1) unit from Step 2 with a 4-patch unit.

5 – Assemble modified 9-patch block as shown. Repeat to make 4 modified 9-patch blocks.

 

Make Modified 2-Patches

Combine (1) 2½” x 2″ [4½” x 3½”] white rectangles with (1) 2½” x 1″ [4½” x 2½] red rectangle to create modified 2-patches. Repeat to make 4 modified 2-patches.

Assemble Block

The entire block goes together in rows just like a 9-patches. Starch and press. That’s it!

 

This block finishes at 6″ or 12″ square.

I hope your holiday preparations are going well! Enjoy this weekend and have a wonderful Christmas!

Lisa Calle

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3 comments on “Dec 22: Hard Candy Christmas

  1. Barb S says:

    Thank you for all thede wonderful blocks!

  2. teri says:

    Would sure be nice if you would provide a printer-friendly version.

    • Lisa Calle says:

      Hi Teri,

      The Printer Friendly version is always at the bottom of every post. Just click on the image that shows a little printer and say “Printer Friendly Version”

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