Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Snow Family Christmas Medallion Quilt - Day 5

It wouldn't be the holiday season without a quilting project! 
Follow along as we use Judy Hansen's A Snow Family Christmas collection to make a medallion quilt perfect for winter! We'll start with a center square and add easy borders to create a 54" square quilt. Follow along as work toward the final quilt reveal.

Today we're making the corner blocks for the outer border. They're star blocks, made with flying geese units for the points. These classic blocks look extra festive in red, green and gray holiday prints!

From the green holly:
(4) 4-1/2" squares

From the gray text print:
(16) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" pieces
(16) 2-1/2" squares

From the red text print:
 (32) 2-1/2" squares

From the red check:
(8) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strips
(8) 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" strips

Step 1: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 2-1/2" red text squares. If you prefer the text to be facing the same direction on both the red and gray prints in the finished flying geese unit, you'll need to draw the line on (16) of the squares as shown on the left (with top of the text print facing to the right) and the opposite on the remaining (16) squares (with top of the text print facing to the left). This is how you'll position the marked squares on each gray piece to stitch as well. 

Step 2: Matching raw edges, position the left side triangle on (1) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" gray text piece. Stitch on the drawn line, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and press open. 
Step 3: Position the second marked square on the right edge and repeat. 

Step 4: Here's your finished flying geese unit. Notice how the text print pieces are all facing the same way. Repeat to make a total of (16) flying geese units.

Step 5: Lay out (1) 4-1/2" green holly square, (4) flying geese units, and (4) 2-1/2" gray text print squares into (3) rows as shown. 

Step 6: Sew the pieces into rows and join the rows to complete the star unit. Make (4) star units. 

Step 7: Sew 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" red check pieces to opposite sides of the star unit. Sew 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" red check pieces to the remaining sides to complete the block. Make a total of (4) star blocks. 

Here's your finished block! 

Follow along as we make our Medallion quilt!

See the entire A Snow Family Christmas collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.

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