Countdown to Christmas: merri*mint

Merry Christmas!

Today’s block is sweet and simple. It’s a great filler if you’d like to expand your block collection. I named it merri*mint after those old fashioned soft mints we always had at Christmas time. This block would be just as sweet in red and green but I’ve chosen just two red prints for mine.

This quilt block finishes at 6″ square.

A. (5) 1 1/2″ squares
B. (4)  1 1/2″ x 3″ rectangles
C. (4) 2″ squares
D. (8) 1 1/2″ x 2″ rectangles


(1) Make (4) four-patch units by combining A, C, and D pieces.

(2) Join the four-patches together with B rectangle between.

(3) Join the rows with the center strip which consists of two Bs and one A piece.

Press and square up to 6 1/2″.


This quilt block measures 6″ square finished.

From all of us here at the Moda Bake Shop, we wish you peace and joy on this day and every day.



9 comments on “Countdown to Christmas: merri*mint

  1. sarah says:

    Lovely block. Can you please tell me the name of the red and white/Swiss fabric?

  2. Kate says:

    Good name for this cute block. Thank you for all of these lovely blocks.

  3. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    I appreciate an easy block once in a while! Thank you so much for a year of fun!

  4. Rosemaryflower says:

    Merry Christmas to every one! Thank you for the encouragement, and enthusiastic creativity

  5. marcoa says:

    i like it , but unable to unloaded the instructions…get blank page

  6. halejm says:

    Thank you for the pattern! Merry Christmas!

  7. vivoaks says:

    I LOVED those Merry Mints every Christmas!!! Thanks for the nostalgia…. Oh yeah…love the block too!! 🙂

Comments are closed.