Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Silent Night Sampler: Day 8

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! 

Today is the Ornament Block! Much like the stocking block, it's actually made up of multiple units that are joined together. There are two different ornaments--one with a thinner stripe (ornament A) and one with a wider stripe (ornament B). 

From the cream: 
Two 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" pieces
Sixteen 2" squares
Eight 1-1/2" x 2-3/4" pieces

From each of red #1 and red #2:
Two 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" pieces (Ornament A)

From red #3:
Two 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" pieces (Ornament B)

From green #1:
Two 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" pieces (Ornament A)

From each of green #2 and #3:
Two 2" x 5-1/2" pieces (Ornament B)

From the gold/black:
Four 1" x 1-1/2" pieces

Step 1: To start Ornament A, sew 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" red pieces to opposite long sides of one 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" green piece. To start Ornament B, sew 2" x 5-1/2" green pieces to opposite long sides of one 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" red piece. 

Step 2: Make a second Ornament A and Ornament B unit.

Step 3: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of four 2" cream squares. Lay the marked cream squares on an Ornament A unit as shown. 

Step 4: Stitch on the drawn lines, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and press each corner open to complete an ornament body. 

Step 5: Repeat on the remaining three ornaments. 

Step 6: To make the ornament top, sew 1-1/2" x 2-3/4" cream pieces to opposite sides of one 1" x 1-1/2" black/gold piece. Make four. 

Step 7: Sew an ornament top to an ornament.

Step 8: Repeat with remaining three ornaments. Lay out the ornaments and the two 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" cream pieces as shown. Join the pieces together to complete the ornament block. 

Here's the finished block:

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 1: Wreath Block
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 9: Candy Cane Block
Day 10: Star Block #3
Day 11: Cardinal Block
Day 12: Assembly