22 Apr 2017

Santa's On His Way

This is the eighth 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.







Santa's On His Way is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.




Sew Fresh Quilts – Santa's On His Way

Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Require
Single Block
Background
1/4 yard
White
1/8 yard
Beige
1/8 yard
Blue
1/8 yard
Red
1/8 yard
Pink
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
Background
A
3 @ 1” squares
C
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
G
2 @ 2.5” squares
M
2 @ 3.5” squares
N
1 @ 3.5” x 7.5”
White
C
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
E
1 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
K
3 @ 2.5” x 5.5”
G
1 @ 2.5” square
L
1 @ 2.5” x 9.5”
Z
2 @ 1” x 1.5”
Beige
A
2 @ 1” squares
Z
4 @ 1” x 1.5”
B
2 @ 1.5” squares
C
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
H
1 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
J
2 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
Blue
A
2 @ 1” squares
Red
B
1 @ 1.5” square
P
1 @ 3.5” x 12.5”
Pink
D
1 @ 1.5” x 3.5”



























Step 1:  Sew the White (Z) rectangles between the Beige (Z) rectangles. Sew the Beige (A) and Blue (A) squares together. Sew The (ZZZ) on top of the (AA) units and then sew the Beige (H) rectangle between them.



Step 2: Sew the Red (B) square between the Beige (C) rectangles. Use the STOP method to add the Beige (B) squares on the corners of the White (E) rectangle. Use the STOP method to add the White (C) rectangles on the ends of the Pink (D) rectangle.







Step 3: Sew the units together and add the White (K) rectangle on the bottom.




Step 4: Use the STOP method to add the Background (A) squares on the corners of the White (G) square. Then add the Background (C) rectangle to the side.




Step 5: Use the STOP method to add the White (K) rectangles to the Beige (J) rectangles, then to add the Background (G) squares to the bottom.





Step 6: Use the STOP method to add the Background (M) squares to the Red (N) rectangle.





Step 7: Along with the White (L) rectangle and Background (N) rectangle, arrange and sew the units together to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.








Here is my Santa's On His Way block.




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WAIT!!!!

There's a BONUS BLOCK!


This is Saint Nicholas, also known as Sinterklaas.

If you would prefer to make this St. Nicholas block, please follow these instructions:


Single Block
Background
B
4 @ 1.5” squares
D
G
1 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
2 @ 2.5” squares
M
2 @ 3.5” squares
Q
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
R
2 @ 3.5” x 5.25”
S
1 @ 1.5” x 9.5”
T
1 @ 1.5” x 10.5”
White
B
2 @ 1.5” squares
C
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
F
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
E
1 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
K
3 @ 2.5” x 5.5”
Z
2 @ 1” x 1.5”
Beige
A
2 @ 1” squares
Z
4 @ 1” x 1.5”
B
2 @ 1.5” squares
C
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
H
1 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
J
2 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
Blue
A
2 @ 1” squares
Red
B
2 @ 1.5” square
C
4 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
P
2 @ 3.5” x 5.5”
Pink
D
1 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
Brown
B
1 @ 1.5” squares
D
1 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
F
1 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
S
1 @ 1.5” x 9.5”











































Follow Steps 1 to 3 above.......


Step 4:  Use the STOP method to add the White (K) rectangles to the Beige (J) rectangles. Use the STOP method to add the Background (B) and (G) squares. Sew these onto the sides of the unit made previously.



Step 5: Sew the White (B) squares between the Red (C) rectangles and the Red (B) square on the end of the White (F) rectangle. Sew them together and add the Red (P) rectangles on the sides. Measure over 1.5” from the bottom corners. Use the STOP method to add the Background (Q) rectangles. Measure down 3.5” from the top corners. Use the STOP method to add the Background (R) rectangles. Note that these (R) pieces will overlap at the top to allow for the 1/4” seam.







Step 6: Use the STOP method to add the Brown (D) to the Background (T) rectangle then to add the Background (B) square. Use the STOP method to add the Background (D) rectangle to the Brown (S) rectangle then add the Brown (B) square to the top. Use the STOP method to add the Brown (F) rectangle to the Background (S) rectangle then to add the Background (B) square. Sew these units together.






Step 7: Arrange and sew the units together to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.







Here is my Saint Nicholas block.








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6 comments:

Nancy J said...

Two of them, bright and cheery. You have talent galore. and there is no time like right now to get these all done in ample time.

sewyouquilt2 said...

how cute! and two choices. thanks for this quiltalong. you certainly have a gift. love it

Ariane said...

These blocks are so adorable!

Cheryl said...

Your Santa is perfect, I love your attention to detail like Santa's fussy cut eyes.

Nancy in IN said...

Thank you for Santa and St Nick. I can't wait to sew them.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I'll be making Santa but thanks for including the St. Nicholas block too!