Winter Frost - Jack Frost

Winter Frost - Jack Frost

Written by: 
Susan Vaughan

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Jack Frost 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:

We are making our Quarter Square Triangles with triangles instead of starting with half square triangles because of fabric placement. Starch and press your fabric before you cut and pin the units before you sew. Don't tug or stretch the block as it goes under your needle.

YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

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From fabric 1, cut:
{A} (4) 3½” squares
{B} (2) 4½” squares cut on both diagonals to form a total of (8) triangles

From fabric 2, cut:
{B} (2) 4½” squares cut on both diagonals to form a total of (8) triangles
{C} (2) 4” squares

From fabric 3, cut:
{B} (2) 4½” squares cut on both diagonals to form a total of (8) triangles
{C} (2) 4” squares

From fabric 4, cut:
{B} (2) 4½” squares cut on both diagonals to form a total of (8) triangles

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Draw a line on the back of each white 4” C squares. With right sides together, layer one white 4” C square and one aqua 4” C square. Sew ¼” on each side of the marked lines. Cut along the diagonal line and press to the aqua triangle. Trim square to 3½” square.

Repeat to make (4) 3½” squares.

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STEP 2. MAKE QUARTER SQUARE TRIANGLES

Using triangles B, make quarter square units as shown. Be sure to watch for placement of fabrics.

Make 4. Trim unit to 3½” square.

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Using remaining triangles B, make quarter square units as shown. Be sure to watch for the placement of fabrics.

Make 4. Trim unit to 3½” square.

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STEP 3. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Assemble block as shown using the units created in steps 1-3 and blue squares A, paying careful attention to placement of quarter square triangle units. Press all seams open due to bulk.

Block measures 12½” square unfinished.

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Susan Vaughan

@thefeltedpear

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