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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Simple Candy Cane Quilt Block


In some countries it's Boxing Day, but here in America, it's National Candy Cane Day! 🍬 I'm noticing there are a lot of sweet treats in my National Days scrap quilt so far.. Hope you had a Merry Christmas! We are still visiting family today, but I stitched up this block ahead of time, so that I could post it on this day that celebrates the candy cane!





Here's how I put this block together, and how my block turned out.




Fabric A  (background):
(16) 1 1/2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(4) 3 1/2" sq.


Fabric B (left candy cane):
(3) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 4 1/2" sq.


Fabric C (right candy cane):
(3) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 4 1/2" sq.






Left Upper/Right Lower Double

1. Place a square at the left end or upper left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or lower right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.







~Using above method,(2) 3 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and a 4 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one left upper/right lower clip & flip unit. (be careful if your fabric is directional)

~Repeat using (2) 3 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and a 4 1/2" sq. of Fabric C.


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~Also using above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, and a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one left upper/right lower clip & flip unit. **Repeat for total of three of these units. (be careful if your fabric is directional)
~For two of these units, add an additional 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, and stitch, clip & flip an extra corner, so that three of the corners are Fabric A. 

***Repeat entire process above but using 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric C***.


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Assemble, using scant quarter inch seams, as shown below and you have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) candy cane block!





Here's how my block turned out with the scrap pieces that I found in my bin. I'm not super happy with how the checks aren't lined up. I should have been more careful!




I used some Riley Blake basics red stripe scraps left over from my Quiltmaster pattern cover quilt, and some scraps from an older Christmas line that I had used in my Welcome Wreath pattern cover quilt. I think it was called Comfort and Joy. 



The background of this block is from JoAnns, trimmed leftovers from a quilt backing. Scrappy is happy!


I'm excited to see all of these blocks together eventually. I'm not sure what color sashing I will end up picking, but it's fun to think about it! If you missed the Christmas wreath or any of the other blocks, you can find them all *HERE*, along with their tutorials. The total is now up to fifteen!

Thanks for stopping in to visit. I hope you're having a relaxing day after Christmas! 

Happy Stitching & See you soon to ring in the New Year with Butterbeer cheers and another extra Harry Potter QAL block tutorial.



xoxo

1 comments...:

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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