11 Mar 2017

Christmas Candles

This is the fifth quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are this page.







Christmas Candles is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.




Sew Fresh Quilts – Christmas Candles

Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Requirements
Single Block
White
1/8 yard
Green
1/8 yard
Candles
1/8 yard
Orange
1/8 yard
Yellow
1/8 yard









Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.


STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.










Single Block
White
A
4 @ 1.5” squares
B
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
C
2 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
D
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
E
1 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
L
2 @ 1.5” x 10.5”
M
1 @ 2.5” x 10.5”
N
1 @ 2.5” x 11.5”
Candles
F
1 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
G
2 @ 2.5” x 7.5”
Green
K
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
H
3 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
J
2 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
Orange
Z
1 @ 1” x 12”
Yellow
Z
1 @ 1” x 12”




















Step 1:  Sew the Orange (Z) to the Yellow (Z). Crosscut this strip set into (3) 3.5” wide strips.





Step 2: Use the STOP method to add the White (A) squares and the (B) and (C) rectangles on the ends of the strips sets. Sew a White (D), (C) and (E) rectangle to the bottom.







Step 3: Use the STOP method to add the Green (H) and (J) rectangles on the ends of the Candles (G) and (F) rectangles AND the White (M) and (N) rectangles.




Step 4: Sew the White (L) rectangles to the Green (K) rectangles. Arrange the units as shown. Sew the columns together to complete the block.
Block should measure 12.5” square.




Here is my Christmas Candles block.




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6 comments:

nealichundderdickeopa said...

Hello Lorna, thanks for this tutorial, i did sew this block in the morning...
See you ;-) Katrin

Sandra Lanter said...

Thank you Lorna, I really like this sew along...fun. Sandra

Little Quiltsong said...

This is another absolute favorite of mine - love that it is traditionally pieced. Also I didn't notice till I looked at the pattern pictures that you made the candle tips in two tone for the flame. Such perfect detail. Thank you, Lorna for this beautiful block!!

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Another great block. A Xmas table runner for my sister I'm thinking. Thanks for sharing your creations.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I so like this block Lorna, it's so peaceful.

Paige said...

Lorna, I love thes candles! They would be perfect on a table runner!