Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Silent Night Block Sampler: Day 1

We're celebrating the season with 12 days of holiday-themed block tutorials using Ro Gregg's gorgeous and glittering Silent Night collection. Make sure you catch all of the tutorials, and then we'll show you how to assemble the blocks into a sampler quilt! 

Here's a look at the fabrics we'll be using. So rich, and beautifully embellished with metallic gold. 

Today's tutorial is the Wreath Block:
Block measures 12" square finished

From the cream: 
One 6-1/2" square
Two 3" squares
Four 2-1/2" squares
Two 1-1/2" x 12-1/2" pieces

From the green:
One 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" piece
Two 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" pieces
One 3" square
Two 2-1/2" squares

From the red:
One 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" piece
One 3" square
Three 2-1/2" squares

Step 1: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of two 2-1/2" green and two 2-1/2" red squares. Lay out the squares on the corners of the 6-1/2" cream square as shown. Sew on each marked line, trim 1/4" past the line, and press open. 

Your center square should look like this:

Step 2: Sew 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" green pieces to the left and right sides. 

Step 3: Draw a line on the wrong side of two 2-1/2" cream squares. Lay the square on both ends of the 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" green piece. Sew on the drawn lines, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and press open. 

Step 4: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of two 3" cream squares. Layer the marked squares wrong side together with 3" green and red squares. 

Step 5: Sew 1/4" on each side of the marked lines. Cut on the line and press half-square triangles open. 

Step 6: Trim HSTs to measure 2-1/2" square. 

Step 7: Lay out the units from Steps 2 and 3, the HSTs, two 2-1/2" cream squares, one 2-1/2" red square, and one 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" red piece as shown. 

Step 8: Sew the pieces in the bottom two rows together to create rows. 

Step 9: Join the rows. 

Step 10: Sew the 1-1/2" x 12-1/2" cream pieces to the left and right sides to complete the block. 

The finished block: 

Day 1: Wreath Block

Stop by tomorrow for our next Silent Night Block Sampler tutorial! 
See the entire Silent Night collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop. 

See all of our Silent Night Sampler Blocks!
Day 2: Star Block #1
Day 3: Bow Block
Day 4: Stocking Block
Day 5: Star Block #2
Day 6: Present Block
Day 7: Tree Block
Day 8: Ornament Block
Day 9: Candy Cane Block
Day 10: Star Block #3
Day 11: Cardinal Block
Day 12: Assembly


  1. Oh my gosh! Those are just gorgeous colors and metallic always catches my attention. I can't wait to see what this will look like when done. I'm sure I'll love it given I haven't seen anything yet of Ro Gegg's that I don't absolutely love.

  2. Really pretty. And such an easy block. Thanks.

  3. I love the block - thank you for the tutorial!

  4. Thank you. I do believe I'll turn this into a mini flag and it will be a beautiful door decoration.

  5. this is cute and simple thanks for the great tutorial

  6. Love it. Thank you for the block design.

  7. Love the block and is my favorite Christmas carrol.

  8. Thanks! That's a great Wreath. This is going to be a super hop and sampler. I posted it on QuiltBOM.

  9. This is going to be a marvelous Silent Night Block Sampler quilt to make along with the 12 days! This wreath is gorgeous and the tutorial is fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Love the fabrics! Thank you for the tutorial!

  11. These blocks are great! I'm going to doing them after Christmas. How much fabric would I need to have to complete the quilt? sabolnd@gmailo.com

    1. HI Janet,
      On the last day we'll post the fabric requirements, as there are two border options, so it depends on which you choose.

    2. Thank you! I'll check it out on the last day. Merry Christmas!

  12. Is it possible to join up. I would love to make these blocks

    1. Hi Ingrid,
      There isn't a formal join-up--you can follow the blog posts to make the blocks. We'd love to see how it turns out!

  13. Cannot get into your web site to see if week 3 is out yet? Did I miss something???

    1. Hi Jean,
      If you look on the right hand sidebar of the blog, you'll see all the posts for the Silent Night Sampler. Hope that helps!